Emily Beck

Associate Professor of the Practice, Foundations Coordinator; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Emily Beck



Emily Scott Beck is an interdisciplinary artist teaching in the foundations program at Notre Dame. She has a passion for teaching foundational courses as it allows her to work with and mentor students at the beginning of their careers, and to teach a wide range of mediums, compositional strategies, and conceptual approaches.

Beck utilizes video, animation, sound, photography, sculpture, fibers and installation- allowing the concept to drive the medium for each body of work. Her interests and research engage experiences of emotional vulnerability and performance, gender construction, systems of belief, inequity of women’s domestic labor and gender bias in the professional sector and leadership. A focus on art as a powerful tool for visual communication and social change is a common thread between her studio practice and her teaching.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, including the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, the South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, IN, Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin Texas, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL. 


B.A., Meredith College
M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


302 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.2977
e: ebeck1@nd.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Works