MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2013
Elizabeth (Beth) Ryan Hoeckel was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She attended Carver Center for Arts where she practiced fundamentals of studio arts including oil painting, figure drawing, and how to maneuver around a black and white darkroom. In 1997 she earned a Merit Scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At SAIC she studied Painting/Drawing, Photography, and Printmaking and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001. A whirlwind decade was subsequently spent abroad including studies in Japan and Greece followed by two years living in New York and four in Los Angeles. Beth has recently returned to her roots and can currently be found pursuing artistic endeavors of all sorts including Collage, Mixed Media Painting/Drawing, and Photography in her studio in Baltimore City.