Rebecca Crowell

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Rebecca Crowell


EDUCATION

1985 MFA in Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
1982 BFA in Painting, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 Rebecca Crowell and Christian Burchard, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
Rebecca Crowell, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA
London Art Fair (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland)
2017 Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, England (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dubllin, Ireland)
Summer Exhibit, group show, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
Still/Moving, solo exhibit, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
2016 Spirit in the Land, group show, Addington Gallery, Chicago
London Art Fair, London, England (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland)
Interplay, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. (two-person show)
2015 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, England (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland)
Timothy Cobb Fine Arts, Milwaukee, WI
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Telluride Gallery, Telluride, CO
London Art Fair, London, England (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland)
Breaking Down Surface Tension, group show, Bernal Gallery, Pima College, Tucson, AZ
A Gift of Days, solo exhibit, Eau Claire Public Library, Eau Claire, WI
Colors of Fire, group show, Telluride Gallery, Telluride, CO
2014 Spaces Within, Solo exhibit, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland)
Affordable Art Fair, London, England (with Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland)
Spring Exhibit, group show, PS Gallery, Columbia, MO
Six Women, group show, Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Beneath the Surface, solo exhibit, Pratt Museum, Homer, AK
The White Show, Telluride Gallery, Telluride, CO
2012 Vestiges, 2-person show, Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2011 group exhibit, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
Darnell Fine Art, solo exhibit, Santa Fe, NM
Woodwalk Gallery, two-person show, Egg Harbor, WI
2010 Darnell Fine Art, solo exhibit, Santa Fe, NM
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, two-person show, Telluride, CO
Circa Gallery, two person show, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Darnell Fine Art, solo exhibit, Santa Fe, NM
Grace Chosey Gallery, two-person show, Madison, WI
Perlow-Stevens Gallery, group exhibit, Columbia, MO
2008 Darnell Fine Art, solo exhibit, Santa Fe, NM
Wilde Meyer Gallery, group show, Tucson, AZ
2007 Polderland Gallery, solo exhibit, Milwaukee, WI
2006 Circa Gallery, solo exhibit, Minneapolis, MN
Midtown West Art Associates, group exhibit, New York, NY
2004 Circa Gallery, solo exhibit, Minneapolis, MN
2003 University of Wisconsin, Three Serious Artists, Eau Claire, WI
2002 Art Contemporani de Muntanya, group exhibit, Lleida, Spain


PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION and ACTIVITIES

2018 Artist residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland
2017 Artist residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland
2016 Artist residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland
2015 Artist residency awarded, Ricklungarden, Saxnas, Sweden
Artist Residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland
2014 Red Bog selected by John Seed, Huffington Post, as one of Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014
Artist Residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland
Painting commission, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2013 Fellowship awarded, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Fellowship awarded AIR Serenbe, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Artist residency awarded, Cill Rialaig Project, County Kerry, Ireland
2011 Artist residency awarded, Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland
Painting commission: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Purchase Award, Wisconsin Arts Board
2009 Spectrum/David Crowell Ensemble, Naxos Records cover art
2008 Artist residency, Centre díArt I Natura, Farrera, Catalonia, Spain
Wisconsin Public Radio Interview, Spectrum West
2007 Exhibition curator; LE Phillips Public Library, Eau Claire, WI
2004 Purchase awards, Wisconsin Arts Board
2001 Artist residency, Centre DíArt I Natura, Catalonia, Spain
Visiting artist lecture, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN


PUBLICATIONS and PRESS

2017 author of Cold Wax Medium; Techniques, Concepts, and Conversations , with Jerry McLaughlin
2016 Interview, Savvy Painter podcast
Interview for Winter Edition, Encaustic Arts Magazine
Outside/Inside, Artists on Art Magazine, issue #18
2014 Ten Memorable Paintings; John Seed, Huffington Post
2011 Recent Work, 2009-2011 (Rebecca Crowell)
Still Spaces, catalog for Gormelys Fine Art exhibition
2010 included in Vol. 11, Studio Visit Magazine
2009 Old Walls and Lost Paths: An Artistís Residency in Catalonia, (Rebecca Crowell)
2008 Connections: Abstract Paintings 2006--2008 (Rebecca Crowell )
1995 New American Paintings, Midwest Edition, Open Studios Press, MA


PUBLIC and CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Lumiere Telluride, Telluride, CO
Camelís Garden Hotel, Telluride, CO
The Pratt Museum, Homer, AK
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2 commissions)
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
Jayson Lander and Associates, West Hollywood, CA
Scottsdale Waterfront Residencies, Scottsdale, AZ
Centre DíArt I Natura, Farrera, Catalunya, Spain
Winona State University, Winona, MN
Ceridean Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Tapemark Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Fabyanske, Westra and Heart, Attorneys at Law, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
Tria Orthopedic Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
Robert Hill and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Minneapolis, MN
Williams, Venker and Sanders, Attorneys at Law, St. Louis, MO
Midwest Banking Center, St. Louis, MO
Reinsurance Group of America, St. Louis, MO
Solomon Brothers Developers, St. Louis, MO
Boone County Bank, Columbia, MO
Enterprise Bank, Clayton, MO
Solebury School, New Hope, PA
Dollar General Corporate Headquarters, Nashville, TN
University of Wisconsin campuses:
Eau Claire, Stout (Menomonie) , Madison, Milwaukee , Stevenís Point
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, WI
Northwoods, Inc., Eau Claire, WI


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

"Certain kinds of landscapes move me, and feel like home to my soul. They are rugged, wild, and vast places, yet also contain softness, quiet and mystery. Iíve spent time in places like this in Ireland, northern Sweden, New Mexico and New Zealandówalking, exploring, photographing, and simply being alone in the landscape. Certain moments seem to hold an essence of the place, and these form especially strong sensory memories. Tapping back into these memories leads to my abstract vocabulary of color, texture, line and shape.

Painting satisfies a basic need for me--a channel to my inner self, a reflection of these meaningful experiences, and a path to new discoveries. Iíve been painting professionally for over 30 years, and remain challenged and energized by my process. I work with a balance of spontaneity and careful editing, moving back and forth from intuitive flow to thoughtful analysis. My aim is to achieve structural integrity and strength through the accumulation of quiet passages and nuanced surfaces. I build up multiple layers of paint (with additives including cold wax medium, powdered pigments and sand). Sometimes the layers are thick and textural, other times they are thin veils of color. The layers are selectively scratched, eroded and dissolved, an approach that reflects natural processes of the rugged places I love"