Beth Hoeckel was born and raised in Baltimore USA. She attended Carver Center for Arts magnet high school, and in 1997 earned a merit scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At SAIC she studied Painting, Photography, and Printmaking and received her BFA 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 can currently be found working on various collage and mixed media projects in Baltimore City.