Bec Stupak is a video and film director who splits her time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn. She has become known for her signature look that combines high-energy colorful video with humor and style. Her work is a continuum of storytelling, fashion and art. That, combined with her extensive understanding of interactive media and how content and functionality intertwine, give her a truly contemporary approach to video-making.
Bec cut her teeth in the video world starting as a tween. From the beginning, she pursued her passion with professional rigor. She received a video camera at the age of 13, but it wasnÕt until a year later when she paired her camera skills up with the ability to edit, that her passion was ignited. From the start, her videos showed a unique style and vision that is very much present in her work today.
As she came into her own, she explored every avenue of video. In the late 90Õs she made a name for herself as a rave VJ and performed at the largest parties on the east coast and around the world. That was parlayed into a fine art practice that continues to this day with the art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (Whitney Biennial 2004, Tate Liverpool). In 2006 she had her first solo show at Deitch Projects gallery in New York City, and followed that up with a number of screenings of videos shot with their support. She is a long-standing member of the Joshua Light Show and has performed at Lincoln Center, Netmage (Bologna, Italy) and the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History (New York). Recently she joined DFA recording artists The Crystal Ark and has been performing live projections with them, including a recent performance at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.).
In tandem with her live work, Bec has shot extensive behind-the-scenes videos for numerous fashion superstars (Billy B, The Blonds, Gerlan Jeans) as well as for Reebok and the award winning series American Express Unstaged (Duran Duran, My Morning Jacket, Mary J Blige).
In recent years, she has sharpened her focus on music video directing and creating content for in-store installations. She has created videos with Peaches, Amanda Lepore, Fab 5 Freddy, Wynter Gordon and Cazwell, and worked with Steven Klein on Lady Gaga's "Alejandro". Her career as a music video director has been informed by her extensive experience as a live video performer, editor and motion graphics artist. Despite being a young director, her work already has a strong point of view and a signature style that is instantly recognizable.
Recently, she was discovered by veteran music video producers Missy Galanida and Heather Heller and was signed to their new production company, Artists and Derelicts. Bec is currently working on a feature-length documentary about the artist Kenny Scharf and continues to perform with the Joshua Light Show and the Crystal Ark.