Beth Simcock is an undergraduate student reading Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. The artist is currently based between Brighton and Oxford.
Simcock’s artistic practice spans painting, writing, and sculpture, with these elements often positioned in direct conversation with each other. The work is made at the messy intersections of fantasy and reality. Often large-scale, her narrative paintings thematise play, desire, and tragedy across ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture in their eclectic literary and art-historical interests and references. Grand mythologies refer to the teenager’s bedroom and vice-versa.
Beth Simcock was the winner of the 2020 Streetcake Magazine Prize for Experimental Fiction. Recent group shows in Oxford include ‘Heirship’ (March 2020) and ‘Are We About to Kiss?’ (February 2020).
View Elizabeth's work in the Ancora Gallery below