Epoh Beech studied as a fine artist in Florence, at Cheltenham Art School and Chelsea College of Art. She has an MA in Art Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire and works out of the ACAVA studios in West London. Her award winning animation The Masque of Blackness – Reimagined  2018 was monumentally projected onto The National Theatre Flytower on London’s Southbank in September 2018.

Beech has completed  seven major series of works, each follow a journey, tell a story, illustrate a particular poem or Jacobean “Masque”. Each has been exhibited in either London or Oxford. The work is strongly influenced by the narrative force and the quest for the sublime through the balance of colour and light most evident in the work of 15th Italian Renaissance and German Romantic painters.

The recent series wallpaper design, drawing and animation explore the relationships between still images, moving images and music. Epoh is exploring the relationship between animation and narrative style wallpapers and like Chinese scroll paintings, how we can animate still images in our own imaginations, when they are repeated.

With the great debts to the writings of Marsilio Ficino, J.W. Goethe and Junichiro Tanizaki,  the wallpaper and animation series explore the use of symbolic narrative and colour. Each work in these series examines the internal world and the transformative journey of the unconscious.

Solo Shows

2018 The Masque of Blackness: Gallery 46 Whitechapel, London  E1
2014 Kunst Telpost – Residency Exhibition, Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands.
2010 The Marriage of the Thames and the Rhine: The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London E2
2004 The Rhine, a journey from the Source: Tom Faulkner, London EC1
2002 Santiago de Compostella Frescos: Tom Faulkner, London EC1
1998 The Phoenix and the Turtle: Oxford University Press, Oxford
1993 Tibet: a Plea for Peace: Turtle Key Arts Centre, London SW6
1992 New Work: The Studio Gallery Glebe Place, London SW3 Sponsored by T. Agnew

Animation and Film Festival Screenings and Awards

“The Masque of Blackness” (hand drawn animation, 12′ 45″, 2018)

2020 Official Selection for Screening – Brooklyn Film Festival – New York – US
2020 Official Selection for Screening- Cinequest – San Jose – California – US
2020 Official Selection for Screening –  RiverRun Film Festival – North Carolina US
2020 Nomination for Best  Short Animation and Best Art Film – New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam
2019 Wochenende Graphik – Museum Schloss Moyland – Germany
2019 Winner Best Short Animation St Cloud Film Festival Minnesota US
2019 Nomination for Best Short Animation Underwire Film Festival London
2019 Nomination for Best Short Animation – Portobello Film Festival London
2019 Kunstverein – Projektraum Bahnhof 25 Kleve Germany – screening in gallery and outside projection  as part of In der Ebene Arts Festival  and Nacht der KulTour.
2019 Winner Best Short Animated Film Award – International Film festival Golden Kuker, Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 Winner L.I.M.P.A. Best Animation UK Short Film 2019
2019 Nomination for Best International Short Film – The Irish Animation Awards
2019 Official Selection Underexposed Film Festival South Carolina US
2019 Official Selection Athens Animafest Greece
2019 Official Selection  The Crystal Palace International Film Festival
2019 Nominated for Best Animation The Crystal Palace International Film Festival
2019 Honourable Jury Special Mention – The Noida International Film Festival, India
2018 The National Theatre Flytower, London, monumental outdoor projection. September 27th-29th 8pm – 11pm part of Totally Thames 2018, sponsored by Londonewcastle.
2018 The Masque of Blackness at Gallery 46 London EC1

“The Marriage of the Thames and The Rhine” (hand drawn animation, 5′, 2010)

2014 Kunst Telpost – Residency Exhibition, Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands.
2013 “The Creative Art of Pilgrimage” The Gatekeeper Trust Weekend Conference , Pewsey, Wiltshire. Screening accompanied by I hour talk.
2013 The Hackwoood Art Festival, Hampshire, UK
2011 Bootleg International Film Festival London
2011 “Animfest “Athens International Film Festival, Greece
2011 Dragon Award For New Talent, Gothenburg Film Festival, Sweden
, (shortlisted)
2010 Portobello Film Festival, ‘Animation Evenings’ at the Pop up Cinema, London W11 (nominated for Best Animation)

Group Shows

2019 Wochenende Graphik -Museum Schloss Moyland – Germany
2019 Kunstverein – projecktraum bahnhof25 Kleve, Germany
2013 The Hackwoood Art Festival, Hampshire, UK
2012 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Group Show, Hampshire, UK
1998 – 2017 ACAVA Open Studios London W10 (annual)
1993 People and Places: Gagliardi Gallery, London SW3
1993 Wisdom and Compassion: Royal Academy, Milbank, London SW1


2018 Londonewcastle Arts Programme Sponsorship for “The Masque of Blackness”
2014 Kunst Telpost – Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands – Residency
2011 Arts Grant Award from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for “The Masque of Blackness”
2010 Portobello Film Festival, “The Marriage of the Thames and the Rhine” nominated for Best Animation 2010
2006 Milchhof e.V. Art Group – Milchhof Studios Berlin- Residency