Teerlink, Bekka

Bekka grew up the child of two teachers who immersed her in art, literature, mythology, and history. Her family moved many times and she coped with this transient upbringing by escaping into daydreams and fantasy, and built a sense of home in her mind to take wherever she went. Moving frequently made her (for better or worse) always the outside observer and allowed her to always make connections in her mind between very different places, things, experiences that she collected along the way. In her work, she creates magical realist landscapes full of symbolism and commentary on the world around her. She has a BA from Brandeis University in Painting with a minor in Creative Writing and an MFA in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California. She currently lives in Medford MA.