Everett Babcock was born in Long Beach, California, and grew up between Long Beach and Downey, a city just southeast of Southeast Los Angeles. There, he has a house and a modest garage studio. Now, he lives and works in Berlin, occasionally visiting his LA home. He attended Long Beach City College before transferring to UCLA, where he received a BA in fine art. He is a commuter and he hates traffic, but enjoys that his compact car is able to carry a good sized exhibition.
As an interdisciplinary artist, his practice consists of collecting, curating, managing, carrying, organizing, balancing, stacking, and bundling stuff; his own stuff, and the stuff of others. Stuff found in scrap piles. Curb stuff. His father's stuff. The stuff you didn't want and gave him when he helped you move. The stuff becomes sculptures, appears in photographs, makes paintings, and aids videos and performances.
He has exhibited at the LBCC gallery, LBMA Downtown, UCLA's New Wight gallery and Little Gallery, Kanzlei gallery at Das Institut Fur Alles Mogliche, and Angel's Gate Cultural Center.