Rebecca Kelly

Contact Information

Phone: 908-705-0363

Studio & Gallery

Upper Black Eddy, PA

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Mixed Media

Artist's Statement

Rebecca Kelly draws upon her experience as an actor and teacher, as well as a storyteller, to create her work as a visual artist.

Her experience in the theater is reflected in dramatic choices of color or at times, lack of color. Rebecca’s storytelling is apparent in her use of words within her work. Words, phrases and secret codes are incorporated in her sculptures and artists books. Themes are hidden allowing the viewers to create their own response to the work.

Selected Exhibitions

Jacob's Ladder: Dedicated to Jacob Blake, SHUVU Visionary Art Magazine Lab/Shul

These Times, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Center for the Book: Bodies of Text

9th International Toy Theater Festival, Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

Found and Bound: Philadelphia Museum of Art Library, Perelman Building,
Philadelphia, PA

National Collage Society Annual Exhibition, Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

8th International Toy Theater Festival, Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

Artist's Bibliography

"Rebecca Kelly: The Artist as Healer," Art for Real People

Dube, Ilene, "Raw Beauty: The Art of Capturing the Female Spirit"

Dube, Ilene, “Stories about Books,” TimeOFF, Princeton Packet

Freeman, Allison, "Making art from found objects," New Jersey Star Ledger

"4 Perspectives: A Book Arts Exhibit", Dog Eared Magazine

2006 Catalogue, National Collage Society

Donahue, Victoria, "Collage: An enigmatic medium,” Philadelphia Inquirer

Purcell, Janet, " Artists tell their story through visual vocabulary" Trenton Times, NJ

Kalonick, Julian, "The Things They Carry," TimeOFF, Princeton Packet

Professional Experience

2000 - present
Storyteller and Teaching Book Artist; Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern PA

2011 - 2012
Studio Teacher at Horace Mann School, Nursery Division, New York, NY

2009 - 2011
Instructor, The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ

Exhibitions Curated

raw beauty: An exhibition of sculpture, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

Off the Page: Artists Books and Limited Editions, Stuart Country Day School,
Princeton, NJ

2009 - 2011
transFORMation: Making art from recycled and reused materials, Artmobile traveling exhibit and Hicks Gallery of Art, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA


Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY