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Lys Opp-Beckman is an artist, designer and historian from Eugene, Oregon. She got her BFA in product design from Parsons School of Design and her MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon. She brings over a decade of preservation and industrial design experience to her professional roles.


Her art and design work is playful, approachable and muted in pallet. She draws inspiration from old objects made by other humans, and the plants and animals of the Pacific Northwest. Her personal art practice involves the creation of decorative ceramic home goods, rowdy paper mâché masks, still life illustrations and paper cutouts.


She currently resides in Olympia, Washington with her husband, two dogs, and seven rescue fish. When not at Arbutus or in her art studio she works with historic buildings across the United states.

Lys Opp-Beckman
BFA, 2008, Parsons
MS, 2018, U of O
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