Bess Paupeck


Bess Paupeck, deatil from Borrowed time

detail from Borrowed Time

installation exhibition

January – March 2023, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville MA

Bess Paupeck is a maker of interdisciplinary installations, exhibitions and experiences that forge connection to community, self, story, and our shared humanity. Living life as a work-in-progress, her love for art-making, objects, collections, and communities come together in the offerings she is deeply grateful to create and share with others.

Bess has lived and worked in the Boston area since 2003, and as an independent artist and cultural producer has collaborated in the cultural arena since 2010, working with local arts organizations such as the Washington Street Art Center, the Somerville Museum, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Somerville Arts Council, Mad Oyster Studios, and Somerville’s Nave Gallery and Nave Gallery Annex. She was a member of Excavate Collective from 2015-2019.

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