Bekah Carran was born in Wanganui in 1976. She was awarded a BFA from the Otago School of Fine Art in 1998, was the Olivia Spencer Bower Artist-in-Residence in Christchurch, 2003 and is the Physics Room Artist-in-Residence, 2007. She lives and works in Dunedin with her partner Matt and daughters Ava and Sadie.

Carran's receptiveness to notions of the everyday and her observations of the contemporary condition are often realised in poetic installations marked by the refined use of unremarkable materials. Responding, in part, to debates surrounding sustainability and environmental decline, Carran manufactures alternative realities - creating opportunities for reflection and hope.

Exhibition highlights include Telecom Prospect: New Art New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington, (2004), Welcome home my beautiful optimist, The Physics Room, Christchurch and Artspace, Auckland (2006). I Remember Golden Light, National Library, One Day Sculpture, Wellington (2009) and Dawn in the new age, The Obstinate Object, City Gallery Wellington (2012), Everyday Fiction, Blumhardt Gallery, The Dowse Art Museum (2013).