Jessica Beck

Visiting Scholar


Jessica Beck is the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum. Since starting at the museum in early 2014, Beck has co-curated Chuck Connelly: My America and Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York. She oversaw the installation of Michael Chow aka Zhou Yinghua: Voice for My Father and Andy Warhol│Ai Weiwei, and organized the major monographic exhibition, Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body, for the fall of 2016. Beck has also organized the Exposures Series, a temporary exhibition project which promotes locally-based, emerging artists in Pittsburgh. She is now working on the first solo-exhibition of emerging painter, Devan Shimoyama.

Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Beck worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC as a Programs Associate for the Director’s Office. There she organized the lecture series Talking About Andy, which coincided with the Andy Warhol: Shadows exhibition and featured special guests Hal Foster and Kara Walker. She also invited Douglas Crimp to debut his 2012 publication Our Kind of Movie: The Films of Andy Warhol. Beck has written for the Gagosian Quarterly and The Burlington Magazine and focused both her undergraduate and graduate research on Warhol. She is anticipating the publication of two forthcoming essays for the Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Contact Warhol with MIT Press. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Chicago and completed her MA with Distinction at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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