Southeastern College Art Conference | Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum


The SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) Members Exhibit is an annual event that traditionally occurs in collaboration with the SECAC Conference. Every year SECAC member artists from coast to coast compete and exhibit in the annual show. Pittsburgh represents the first time the SECAC conference will be held north of the Mason-Dixon Line and we are proud to have Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator at the Andy Warhol Museum as our juror. Art works selected in this year’s show represent the broad creativity of SECAC member artists from thirteen different states.

Jessica Beck joined the Andy Warhol Museum as the Assistant Curator of Art in March 2014. Since starting at the museum, Jessica has co-curatedChuck Connelly: My America, the Warhol’s submission to the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. She is also co-curator of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York, which will open at the Warhol during summer 2015. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Jessica 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 Warhol Shadows exhibition and included 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. Jessica has written for The Burlington Magazine and the Curator’s Office and focused both her undergraduate and graduate research on Warhol. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and completed an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art.