Z BEHL, b. 1985, is a New York based filmmaker and visual artist.
Z’s work in sculpture, performance, and installation has received awards from NYFA, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has exhibited at ArteBA, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and CAC New Orleans. Z has been artist-in-residence at Mana Contemporary, Pioneer Works, and MOCA Tucson. Her last solo show at Kai Matsumiya Gallery was covered by the Wall Street Journal, Artnet, and INTERVIEW Magazine. Her debut film, Geppetto, which she wrote, directed and starred in, has received support from Kodak, IFP and the Venice Biennale.
A graduate of Wesleyan University (2007), Z is a founding member of the filmmaking collective Court 13. She worked as an artist on Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Egg.” Z has acted in films by Ray Tintori (Jettison Your Loved Ones), Kentucker Audley (Open Five 2) and Cary Fukunaga’s "Go Forth America." She has Production Designed Music Videos for MGMT and Chairlift (Time to Pretend, Electric Feel, Evident Utensil).