From 2011-2015, Insect Ark operated as the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Dana Schechter; she made three records in which she recorded and played all the instruments (Collapsar 7”, Long Arms 10”, Portal/Well LP).
From 2015-2019 drummer/electronics builder Ashley Spungin was in the band. Hilights include 2018’s Marrow Hymns on Profound Lore Records, EU and N. American tours, a recording residency at synth mecca EMS Stockholm, and appearances at Roadburn, Basilica Soundscape, and Northwest Terror Fest. In July 2019, Spungin and Schechter stopped working together.
In September 2019, drummer Andy Patterson (SubRosa) joined the band. The duo spent the month at The Boar’s Nest, the Salt Lake City studio Patterson owns and operates, preparing for a N. America tour with Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu, and directly after, to enter the studio to record their new record "The Vanishing" with NYC engineer Colin Marston. The new album is now complete and will be released February 2020 on Profound Lore Records.
Dana Schechter has worked as a collaborator for studio/stage with Swans, Angels of Light, Zeal & Ardor, Arabrot, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Gnaw, Bee and Flower, Gifthorse, and more. Starting in Spring 2020, she will be joining as a primary touring member of Swans. Andy Patterson has worked in bands such as SubRosa, DONE, and the Otolith, among numerous others.