Gallery Director, Adjunct Professor of Art, Arts, Language, and Literature, Eastfield College
Iris Bechtol is an artist, educator, and curator living in Oak Cliff – Dallas, TX. With a passion for sharing the work of emerging and underrepresented artists, her curatorial practice carefully considers exhibition projects as they reflect the community. Creating access through education, her projects present diverse perspectives in a platform that combines exhibitions with engaging discussions, workshops, and lectures. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia from the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently the Gallery and Permanent Collections Manager at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX. Bechtol was an integral member of Texas’ oldest artist collaborative, 500X Gallery from 2001-2005. She is founder and curator for Terrain Dallas, a temporary public exhibition space which ran from December 2014 to October 2016 with a focus on exhibiting site specific, temporary interventions by established and emerging artists in and around the conventional landscape of a suburban front yard.