Shine is affirming, celebratory, in the moment, and reassuring. In this solo show, printmaker Rebecca Gilbert builds narratives through natural imagery. We pause in the beauty that surrounds us — we rethink to what we attach value. Exploring the concept of trial and error, Gilbert considers the experiment the real treasure. Shine examines the value in process.
Rebecca Gilbert is an experienced printmaker who works primarily in the mediums of woodcut and intaglio. She earned her MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts from The University of the Arts, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Robert Prize for Graduate Study in MFA Book Arts/Printmaking. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from Marshall University.
She also studied non-toxic etching at the Grafisk Eksperimentarium in Capeliera, Spain. Ms. Gilbert has been an artist in residence at Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming and is an alumnus of Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art in Philadelphia, where she presented three solo exhibitions and curated The Extra-Dimensional Printmaking Invitational.
Ms. Gilbert is currently a fellow in the Career Development Program at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Art Futures Artist in Residence at Conwell Egan Catholic High School, and Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts where she teaches Printmaking.
Ms. Gilbert’s work is in many private collections and has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally. Several pieces from her latest body of work are currently being featured in Clip, Cut; Paper Thin at the Noyes Museum’s satellite gallery in Hammonton, NJ.