Dylan Beckman is an artist from Houston, TX. She makes objects based on unreliable memories and early experiences with moral instruction, as well as found imagery and archival research. She places these fabrications within photographic compositions that speak to desires for control and manipulation. Using sculpture, photography, and installation, she probes at the various ways that fun and play are mobilized to lure and distract, persuade and coerce. Her work is situated in the intertwined nature of instruction, allegory and the infinite interpretations of what it means to ‘believe’. She received her BA in History and Studio Art from Wesleyan University in 2017 and an MFA from Yale in 2022. She is currently lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina where she teaches photography at the College of Charleston.