Iris Bechtol, March-April 2017
Sculpture and Video
Iris Bechtol is an artist, educator, and curator living in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX.
She received her Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and is currently the Gallery Director and Adjunct Professor of Art at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX.
Bechtol is founder and curator for TERRAIN Dallas, a new public exhibition space with a focus on exhibiting site specific, temporary interventions by established and emerging artists in and around the conventional landscape of a suburban front yard.
Oriented around a phenomenological approach, her works to heighten experiential relationships to the everyday and the ordinary through print media, installation, and video. Her current work investigates ecological identity as it relates to the phenomena of temporal existence and constructed memory.
Her residency time was spent off-site, out of the studio, in her Oak Cliff neighborhood where her research consisted of walks, collaborations, and study of the Elmwood Greenbelt. She was one of 5 featured artists in the Identity: I am One, I am Many exhibition at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in May 2017.