Overview

I think now I'm just primed and trying to find those moments of connection more, like out in the world of things that we can connect with.

 

— Rebecca Ness

Rebecca Ness was born in Salem, MA in 1992 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from Boston University and MFA from Yale School of Art

 

Her recent oils on canvas and gouaches on paper captured everything from the months of social distancing, moments of studio life, and depictions of personal moments with her girlfriend. She elevated the portrayal of her surrounding to providing us a focused insight into the most personal, and literally locked away parts of life. 

 

Interested in personal belongings, objects which we associate with value, and in particular collecting mentality, she has painted everything from her family basement, a pile of books on sale, to the mundane yet personally significant snapshots of her life. Careful about rendering and recreating all the labels, logos, cover graphics, patterns, signs of wear, and the ways they're organized, these cultural relics of a suburban Americana are telling stories within stories while being transformed into unconventional still-lifes of the present day. 

Biography

Born 1992 in Salem, Massachusetts. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Education

 

2019 MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale School of Art
2015

BFA, Painting, minor in History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2024

Jessica Silverman Gallery, Portraits of Place, San Francisco, CA

2022

Carl Kostyal Gallery, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

 

Galerie Marguo hosted by Edit Gallery Space, Threads, Seoul, Korea

 

Morgan Presents, Studio Visitor: Rebecca Ness & Joel Shapiro, New York, USA

2021

Galerie Marguo, Stepping Out, Paris, France

 

Carl Kostyal Gallery, Windows and Worlds, London, UK

2020

Nino Mier Gallery, Pieces of Mind, Los Angeles, USA

2019

1969 Gallery, Twice Over, New York, USA

2018

Yale Slifka Center for Jewish Life, Buttoned Down, New Haven, USA


Group Exhibitions

 

2024

Friends of the Pod, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

2023

Galerie Marguo, Home Run, Casa Marguo Inaugural Exhibition, Menorca, Spain

 

Morgan Presents Gallery, American Portraiture: Selling the Self, New York NY

 

Jessica Silverman Gallery, Freize Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2022

Jessica Silverman Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

 

Morgan Presents, Janus, New York, NY

 

Akron Art Museum, Reflections on Perception, Akron, OH

 

Nassima Landau, do-mes-tic-i-ty, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Alexander Berggruen Gallery, The Natural World, New York, NY

2021

Friends Indeed, Mother and Child, San Francisco, CA

 

Harpers Books, 36 Paintings, Hamptons, USA

 

Anton Kern Gallery, 11, New York, USA

2020

Blum & Poe, Show Me The Signs, Los Angeles, USA

 

Alexander Berggruen Gallery, Katherine Bradford, Hulda Guzman, Rebecca Ness, New York, USA

2019

New Release Gallery, Yale MFA Painting, New York, NY

 

Richard Heller Gallery,Martin Gordopelota, Andrew Chuani Ho, Ana Benaroya, Anna Valdez, Los Angeles, CA

 

Yale MFA Painting/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition, New Haven, CT

 

Monya Rowe Gallery, On The Inside, Kate Klingbeil and Rebecca Ness, New York, NY

 

Galleria Acappella, MIART Art Fair booth with Daphne Ahlers and Kajsa Nylander, Milan, Italy

 

Gildar Gallery, A Little Tenderness, Denver, CO

 

Danese/Corey Gallery, Personal Spaces, New York, NY

 

Agency Gallery, Uncanny Tales, New York, NY

2018

1969 Gallery, Now You See It, New York, NY

 

Green Hall Gallery, Words Cannot Express, Yale School of Art Second Year Show,  New Haven, CT

 

Readywipe Gallery, Human Shape, curated by Katherine J. Kim, Holyoke, MA

 

808 Gallery at Boston University, A Few Conversations Between Women, Boston, MA

 

Brilliant Champions Gallery, Bodies of Work, Brooklyn, NY

2017

Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, You Can Get In And Not Do Anything, Yale MFA

 

First Year Show, New Haven, CT

 

Hows Howard?, Garbage Necklace and Other Things, Boston, MA

 

41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, Reconstruir, New York NY

 

Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Anachronism and Liberation, Philadelphia, PA

 

W Hotel and Residences, One Night Stand, Michael Ford, New York, NY

 

Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Center for the Arts Ball,  Robert Moeller, Boston, MA

 

Field Projects Gallery, #38, Body/Head, pop up show at Be Fluent NYC, New York, NY

 

Copeland Gallery, B L O O M, London, UK

 

Distillery Gallery, re_vol_ting: an art show in protest, Boston, MA

 

Bergen Street Studios, Brooklyn Lime, Brooklyn, NY

 

Hows Howard?, Queer Painting, Boston, MA

 

Residencies

 

2019 Salon Nino Mier, Cologne, Germany
2016

New York Studio School Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson,  

New York, NY

2015

The Chautauqua Institution, Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY

2014

Venice Studio Arts Program, Boston University, Venice, Italy

 

Collections

 

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven,  CT

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA 
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection 

Long Museum, Shanghai, China

Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway

Dangxia Art Space, Beijing

M Art Foundation, Shanghai

Recharge Foundation, New York/Singapore

Asymmetry Art Foundation, London/Hong Kong

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