Beth Hoeckel was born and raised in Baltimore USA. She attended Carver Center for Arts magnet high school, and earned a merit scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At SAIC she studied Painting, Photography, and Printmaking and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. 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 Collage, Mixed Media works, and Photography in Baltimore City.