Bek Coogan was born in Palmerston North. She is a multidisciplinary artist. Her first exhibition of drawings in 2002 birthed an ongoing practise based on a crossover between Colin McCahon and DIY feminist punk, based around a character called Sheville, positing an alternative female and mythic utopia. Bek’s latest art band collaboration is called Fantasing. She also performs solo under the name Oona Verse and Sheville, and past bands are Cortina and Full Fucking Moon.