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Department of

Art, Architecture + Art History

Bekkah Walker, MFA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Bekkah Walker is a Lecturer in the Visual Arts Department where she specializes in topics within the genre of New Media. Her courses have included Introduction to New Media, Video Art, Special Topics in Design and Installation Art. Her research explores the relationship between the Californian landscape and its human inhabitants. This research undergoes subjective filtration where the analysis is translated into sound sculptures, installations, interventions, drawings and video.

Education

BA,Indiana University, Studio Art
MFA, University of California, San Diego, Visual Arts

Scholarly and Creative Work

Bekkah’s creative work examines the veneers of a surrounding culture, the evolving landscape and the possible psychological and social impacts of these collisions. She uses media cross-sections, slices and samples as source footage to then be recombined as larger collaged and fabricated pieces. Her process makes use of recycled, home improvement and craft materials in addition to digital technologies. Her works have shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Cinema Texas Film Festival, Other Cinema, Morongo Valley, Tijuana Border, SoundWalk downtown Long Beach, and on PBS.

Teaching Interests

Topics in Bekkah’s courses examine current themes and art-making strategies within the genre of New Media. This includes, production skills, historical research, theoretical analysis and a survey of artists working within this area. Students produce work based on their research utilizing digital means and are encouraged to explore alternative output media and formats which exploit both the entrapments and possibilities of intersecting hi and low technologies.