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Prior to completing her MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art in 2016, Rebecca studied in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University. receiving a commendation for narrative design. She has a background in illustration, publishing and arts education and continues to practise as an artist, exhibiting in London and Europe.
Her practice is concerned with exploring the dialogue between thinking, drawing and making, alongside constructing narratives that play with truth and fiction. It relies on research; visual research rooted in our environment, but also reading – from poetry, to literary fiction, to non-fiction social commentary. She was awarded the Gordon Peter Pickard travel bursary in 2015, as well as being highly commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Awards (2013) and shortlisted for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (2012).
Rebecca seeks to push the boundaries and materialities of different media, weaving new stories from mythologies and histories through the marriage of appropriated materials; clay forms, printmaking, drawing and spoken word in dialogue with each other at the beginnings of the construction of a new narrative environment.
Royal College of Art, MA Visual Communication, 2016; Kingston University, BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation, 2012
SHOW 16, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016; Different Strokes, Hockney Gallery, London, UK, 2016; Over the Line, Poetry Café, London, UK, 2015; Offprint London, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2015; London Illustration Fair, Hoxton Arches, London, UK, 2014; Not For Rental, 71a Gallery, London, UK, 2013; Rare, Rochelle School, London, UK, 2012; The Edge of Print, Stour Space, London, UK, 2012; Pictoplasma: Post-Digital Monsters, La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France, 2011; Shop!, KK Outlet, London, UK, 2011
Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Bursary, 2015; Highly Commended, Cheltenham Illustration Awards, 2013; Shortlisted, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2012; Narrative Prize, Kingston University, 2012
Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics, Sidekick Books, 2015; Illustrated Gardening Journal, Cicada Books, 2014
Cicada Books; D&AD; Foyles Bookshop; International Alert; Royal College of Art