Rebecca Kelly


Contact Information

ms.rebecca18@gmail.com

Phone: 908-705-0363

1510 Lexington Avenue, #2M New York, NY 10029

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Sculpture & 3D / Book Arts

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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

2011
Philadelphia Center for the Book: Bodies of Text

2010
9th International Toy Theater Festival, Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Found and Bound: Philadelphia Museum of Art Library, Perelman Building,
Philadelphia, PA

2008
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

2011
Dube, Ilene, "Raw Beauty: The Art of Capturing the Female Spirit"

2010
Dube, Ilene, “Stories about Books,” TimeOFF, Princeton Packet

2007
Freeman, Allison, "Making art from found objects," New Jersey Star Ledger

2006
"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

2004
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

2011
raw beauty: An exhibition of sculpture, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

2010
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

Education

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
MA