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Rebecca's collage work has shown in over 100 international exhibitions and she is on various curatorial teams at MakersPlace, Known Origin, and SuperRare through the Haus of Collage. She has also conducted interviews as a freelance journalist with gallerists in the space.
Rebecca's current chapter focuses on 3D collage inspired by decades working with analog and digital collages, sculptural collages, and life-sized walk through art installations, challenging what it means to have 2d elements collaged together to make a 3d environment. Her DeepCuts series is built 3 dimensionally by playing with the positioning of layers in front of each other with ample space in between collaged layers using foregrounds, midgrounds, and backgrounds to create depth. The greater vision of this series as glb digital sculptures will allow guests to walk through the works as fully transformed, immersive life-sized digital art installations, blurring the line between viewer and participant. She also explores capabilities of her collage work as holograms using pepper's ghost, inverted pyramids, and micro projections on vapor. She is developing theories around a new digital viewing experience through holograms that allows audiences to engage with and virtually experience her art while occupying a physical space. She intends to apply these findings to future exhibitions of her work as well as advance how we communicate en masse through immersive storytelling.
Rebecca led creative projects at The Walt Disney Co. for 18 years managing teams of artists specializing in body painting prior to Covid-19. During her tenure there, she opened multiple new locations across property and worked with partners from Lightstorm Entertainment to develop the Colors of Mo'ara, and Lucasfilm for their Star Wars Weekends promo campaigns. For 4 of those 18 years she was flown to Rabat, Morocco to provide artistic entertainment to the Royal Family of Morocco to celebrate the official birthday parties of HRH Princess Lalla Khadija and HRM Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at the Royal Residence and Palace.
Her body of wearable sculptural collage is a hybrid of small sculpture and jewelry cast in precious metals using the lost wax casting process. Rose had bronze works included at The Andy Warhol Museum and was an artist for the interactive digital exhibition component during the 2017 Whitney Biennial held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She has shown during Beijing Design Week, Shanghai Design Week, and Art Basel Miami Beach. Her work has been featured on the pages of British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller, and as a member of Mensa was featured in a cover story for their monthly magazine. She has been filmed for documentaries by PBS Artisodes and Art Attacks, featured in Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Cello Suite and KTLA’s Good Day LA, and is collected by notable figures such as Andrew Lincoln from AMC’s The Walking Dead, Russell Brand, Slash, and Kat Von D.
Her art is recognized in academic communities as the subject of dissertations and theses, and participated in conferences and panels in conjunction with nationally acclaimed galleries. She is versed in the subjects of wearables, art jewelry, NFTs, and holograms crossing realms of digital art and sculpture, creating a bridge between the two art forms.
She has received grants co-sponsored by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropic, Cerf+, The Halstead Grant, and the Hilary Teachout Grant granted by Terry Teachout, drama critic for the Wall Street Journal. Her sculpture has also garnered prominent scholarships by the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Crafthaus, and two full tuition scholarships from Northern Arizona University. She has given artist talks at NFT.NYC, OxBow/SAIC, The Craft in America Center in Beverly Hills and at think tanks in conjunction with The American Craft Council. She was a fall resident at OxBow, one of the country’s most prestigious and longest established art institutions, and was invited to create 4 new works to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for the official gala held at the Kennedy Space Center. She was a spring 2022 artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.
Rebecca has a passion for volunteering and in 2016 was given the Governor's Medal of Unity for her volunteer work as a Red Cross first responder following the Pulse tragedy. Rose currently works in her home studio in Florida.