Rebecca McGuire Jacob

Artist's Statement

As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in abstract color. Part of my process before I begin painting is to sketch via stream of conscious as much as I can prior to translating onto paper or canvas. I do not merely want to capture the image with my brushes; rather, with careful, colorful strokes, give life with color

Selected Exhibitions

FAME, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Fresh Hues, Media Arts Council & Gallery, Media, PA
Curator: Alice Beamesderfer, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Insider Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts , Philadelphia, PA

Intimacy with Color: Rebecca Jacob, Legend Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Art Break: Insider Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Unheralded: An International Group Exhibition, E-Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

116th Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

InPerson, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
2nd place

Benefit for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Navigation Puzzle, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Clothesline Musings: Art Inspired by the Clothesline, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

In the New. All women. All media, The Pen and Brush, New York, NY
Curator: Morely Safer

Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

Whitespace Gallery, New Haven, CT

The James Beard Foundation, New York, NY

Urban Artifacts, Houston, TX

Cups, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Sante Fe, NM

Galerie Des Hamptons, West Hampton, NY

Pentagon Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH

SPACES, Cleveland, OH

FAVA, Oberlin, OH

Cleveland State, Cleveland, OH

Villanova University, Villanova, PA


Bate, Rachel; illustrated by Rebecca Jacob Desert Bliss, MAascot Books, 2017

Professional Affiliations

Artist Member, CFEVA
Artist Member, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA


Keystone Properties
Krups North America
SAP America
The Brown Forman Corporation
Key Bank, OH
The Omni Hotel, San Antonio, TX
MD Anderson Cancer Institute, Houston, TX
Coffee Time, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
Gourmet Gold, Australia
New England Coffee Company, MA Expresso
Plus, MA
Web Adventures, MO

various private collections


Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The School of the Visual Arts , New York, NY

The Art Students League of New York , New York, NY

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH