Beth Piver


lindner girl with hoop copy




Small Sculpture



I am an artist & a hooper. Been hooping (I teach it too) since 2009, been an artist always.

I grew up an Air Force Brat & lived all over the country as well as in Korea.
I recently moved from Colorado Springs, my home. Somehow, I've ended up in Chicagoland. At least for the time being.

I studied graphic design & photography, worked as a graphic designer, then spent many years doing fine craft shows (with jewelry mostly, but occasionally with paintings & sculpture) & selling to galleries all over the US as well as a few in Europe & Mexico. Nowadays....not so much, due to health issues which include daily headaches & lyme disease.

Beth About

I have a chug (pug/chihuahua mix). Her name is OZI & she was a rescue dog. Shes cute as hell & has a mind of her own.


Our Loft has been featured on HGTV (Offbeat America), as well as in a
few magazines.

American Style Magazie
Maryland Life
Apartment Therapy

We then moved to a 
house in LaVale, Maryland. I made that into a wacky place to live too. Now we live in Colorado Springs in a great 70's house. It has also been featured in a magazine.
Springs Magazine

These are just a few of my favorite things:
OZI, art & artists, all things HOOPING, fake fur, sushi & conveyor belt sushi, puppies, animals, graffiti, tattoos, dim sum, color, 70s decor, my Mac, my freaky house in Colorado, my furry pink swing, Afro Ken, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, old cameras, cherry sours, Cadbury Eggs, Mallo Cups, postmodern furniture, the clouds, making LED hoops, spikey things, ethnic food, Tokyo, New York City, marshmallows, automata, Colorado sunshine, salt and vinegar potato chips, roller skating, Richard Lindner, Mark Ryden, Lee Bontecou, Ed Paschke, Ray Caesar, Yayoi Kusama, Rick Griffin, Joseph Cornell, Camille Rose Garcia-The Saddest Place on Earth, Rebecca Horn, Iris van Herpen, Nick Cave, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali, Michael Lucero, foosball (I kick ass!), pugs, bull terriers & bull dogs, driving fast, cashews, way early Cirque du Soleil, Led Zeppelin, Mazzy Star, Mike Doughty, Soul Coughing, the Kills, Hooverphonic, INXS, most anything Jack White, Horse Feathers, PJ Harvey, early Jethro Tull, the Cave Singers, Beastie Boys, Portishead, CAAMP, Chris Isaak, Beggars Banquet, Sinead O'Conner's voice (magical), Eddie Vedder's voice, gears, springs, wing nuts, glow in the dark, LEDs, shag carpet, the beach when no one else is there, corrugated metal sheet, constellations, chocolate, any ice cream from Ben & Jerrys that involves chocolate & marshmallow, hyperbaric oxygen, history, movies--->Institute Benjamenta, The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, Asteroid City, Moonrise Kingdom, Cabaret, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Big Lebowski, City of Lost Children, Trainspotting, Magnolia, Twin Falls Idaho, 12 Monkeys, Harold & Maude, Snatch, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Yellow Submarine, Orlando, the Brothers Quay, Wes Anderson, old rickety roller coasters (not to ride on, but to look at), malted milk balls, glitter, the moon, the stars, Green Giant canned sweet peas, clouds, the fabulous Sideshow Shop at the American Visionary Art Museums, horse noses & banana taffy.