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About the Artist

Rebecca Woods is a multimedia artist whose work centers around the ways in which we create icons and sacred private rituals that transform our lives from sequences of random events into cohesive narratives. Her work integrates high craft, pop cultural stylization, the act of play, mythology, and conceptual gravitas with the aim of making a safe framework to converse with what frightens us most: Death, Mortality, and Impermanence. She develops art objects and otherworldly art experiences for discerning weirdos.

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Installation and Performance Art from Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She has shown work in the United States, Canada, England, and Italy. ​

CV

Education

2011 - 2013 Newcastle University, MFA

2005 - 2011 Mesa State College, BFA

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer of Art, Colorado Mesa University, 2015-current

  • Installation and demonstration volunteer, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, 2014-2016

  • Workshop instructor, various, 2013-current

  • Private art instruction, various, 2010-current

  • Exhibiting artist, independent, 2007-current

  • Costuming crafts and prop artisan and sound designer, MSC Theatre Arts Program, 2004-2011

Selected Exhibitions

2018 

  • Small Gods, artist residency, Make America Project, New York City, New York

2017 

  • Small Works 2017, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

  • Art Brownie (Summertime), Gallery 50, Toronto, Ontario

  • Do Us Part (Performance/Dance), Collaboration with Maridee Slater,"We and You" The Enigmatic Movement Project, Western Slope Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado

  • The Art of Critique, Western Slope Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado

​2016

  • That Would Be Chaos, Colorado Mesa University Gallery, Grand Junction, Colorado

2015

  • Autographic, Western Slope Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado

  • she rose to devour (Solo Show), Colorado Mesa University Gallery, Grand Junction, Colorado

  • The Susurration (Performance Event), Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado

2014

  • Roadroller Prints, Colorado Mesa University Gallery, Grand Junction, Colorado

2013

  • MFA 2013, Newcastle University Fine Art, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  • Arthouses, ​Whitley Bay Film Festival, Whitley Bay, UK

  • Mr. Rabbit, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
    2012

  • Syzygy, Norman Keep and St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  • MFA 2012, ​Newcastle University Fine Art, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  • Creating a Context, Popup warehouse show, Bologna, Italy

  • Room with a View, Tic Space and Long Gallery,  Newcastle University Fine Art, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
    2011

  • CMU Studio Art BFA Candidates, Western Slope Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado

2010

  • Spectrum (Solo Show), Triangle Gallery, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado

2009

  • Sunworshippers and Junkyard Dogs, Western Slope Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado