Our people - Becks Butler
Location: Dublin Main Campus
Email: [email protected]
M.A Art Research & Collaboration, BA Agriculture and Rural Studies, BA Photographic Media, PG Dip. Education, Learning & Development
Becks worked for Claas Ltd, before launching her agri start-up Uisce Bia where she was awarded Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE). She developed her expertise in entrepreneurship through various boot camps awarded by Google and Enterprise Ireland. In (2015) Becks was a spotlight guest speaker for Accenture’s International Women’s Day at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Becks now has a professional career in commercial and contemporary photography as well as a visual arts curatorial practice. She exhibited her solo show Pushing Boundaries at illuminations in (2017) and has presented work in group shows at Pallas Projects, RIA, The Complex and The Library Project. Her collections have been purchased by the Royal Irish Academy, the OPW state collection and private collectors both in Ireland and internationally. Becks was awarded the M11 PerCent for Art Commission (2019) and collaborated with PhotoIreland’s, Critical Academy to bring Performing the Post-human: Subject in Photography to the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland (2019). Becks is a member of Pivot (2020) critical form at The Lab Gallery. Becks was nominated as FUTURES Irish Talent (2020) a European initiative with her body of work ‘Loopies Field’. She was commissioned by Culture Ireland’s ‘Ireland Performs’ (2020) and is a recent recipient of the Arts Councils Agility Award (2021).
Within her commercial practice, Becks has worked on design projects for clients such as Guinness, REPEAL Campaign and Style Club and her editorials have been published by The Guardian Uk, Quartz NYC, Over Journal and The Irish Times.
Becks Butler is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Design & Faculty of Journalism, Griffith College Dublin where she works to share her experiences through her role as an educator and is a partner at New WaveTraining, Consultancy & Media. New Wave works with clients on business problems to find creative and innovative solutions using design thinking processes. New Wave has a portfolio of clients including Kerry Group, DPP Skillnet, Cosentino.