Iris Of The Eucharist

Our Mother Of Compassion

Cloacina Russula

Cairn Creek


"My paintings are motivated by a fool's desire: to tell the ugly truth as beautifully as I am able to."


Beth Moore Love (b. 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American artist. In the mid 1980s she meets Joel-Peter Witkin, a friend of her husband's. Beth was hired as a backdrop painter. In the late 1980s she moved to San Francisco, where she met Monte Cazazza, Boyd Rice, Anton LaVey and several other artists who became important influences shaping the direction of her work. In 1988, she helped to manage the Force-Nordstrom Gallery on Market Street, a showcase for such artists as Karen Finley, Jerome Caja, Mark Mothersbaugh and the Kipper Kids.

In the mid 1990s she moves Berlin, Germany, where she was welcomed by subversive art aficionado Ghazi Barakat and the endart collective. For the next few years she exhibited heavily in Europe, gaining recognition and showing alongside Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Sprinkle, H. R. Giger, and Sigmar Polke at the Museum of Pornography in Lausanne.

In the 2000s, Beth moves back to Albuquerque to work, and returns to Berlin in 2004 for a brief stay, where she participates in a highly controversial exhibit at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg. In 2004 she was recided at the iLLUSEUM for the exhibition "Hunters & Collectors"