ALEX BECK is ink&coda 3.1’s featured artist.

An award-winning painter and illustrator, Alex Beck maintains a studio in Arlington, Virginia. Known for his uncommonly versatile work in oil, acrylic, and gouache, his commissions and full-time work range from traditional formal portraits of Malcolm Gladwell to complex personal figurative painting. He is also professionally adapted to new technologies and digital painting.

Beck’s experience includes working as a concept/production artist for the Oscar/Emmy-winning animation house Moonbot Studios, as well as doing production work for Myachi Entertainment, The Design Center, and Tervis Tumbler. His work has received recognition in several juried gallery shows including Best of Show in Illest of Ill and Honorable Mention in the Crystal City Underground Gallery “Mayhem” Show. In 2012, Alex curated his first solo show, Gadzooks. His illustrations have appeared in Arlington Magazine and Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual #19, and were showcased at the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York City. Currently, Alex commonly exhibits at local Washington Metropolitan venues.

Beck was formally trained at Ringling College of Art and Design, graduating with honors in 2012. He also expanded his training at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri; The Masters Class at Amherst, Massachusetts; and The Art League of Alexandria, Virginia where he now teaches during the winter semester. Learn more here.

3.1 | WINTER 2016

Contents

"Untitled"
Alex Beck
Cover Art


"String Sixtet"
Henrik Ajax
Classical

"And the Sun Hits the Corner of the Room"
Erich Barganier
Electronic

"Inside/Outside"
Breka Blakeslee
Fiction

"Homage to la Monte Young"
Nicholas Cline
Experimental

"Cell IIb"
Blake DeGraw
Experimental

"September 11th"
Brian Eisenberg
Jazz

"The Plane that Flew Forever"
GJ Hart
Fiction

"Misters Black and White"
Megan Heise
Fiction

"An Unaware Cosmos"
Joseph Klein
Classical

"Corpse Flower"
Georgia Knapp
Fiction

"Fugitive Lines (for solo viola)"
Martin Loridan
Classical

"Exploring an Abandoned Laboratory"
Terrence J. Martin
Classical

"The Self-Banished"
Mike McClelland
Fiction

"Rubber, Lime, & Glue"
Marco Molteni
Electronic

"Gilded Butterflies"
Giulia Monducci
Classical

"100 Kilos"
Frank Nawrot
Classical

"Along the Eaves"
Benjamin O'Brien
Experimental

"Primeros Pasos"
Ivonne Paredes
Jazz

"La Jungla"
Jorge Variego
Experimental

"Jasmine"
Jay Vilnai
Jazz