Rebecca Gilbert is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work exemplifies a dedication to traditional printmaking processes, while her innovation in executing these processes in combination with cut paper and assemblage push the boundaries of what a print can be.
Rebecca Gilbert earned an MFA in Printmaking + Book Arts from The University of the Arts and a BFA in Printmaking from Marshall University. She also studied non-toxic etching at the Grafisk Eksperimentarium in Capileira, Spain. For several years she was a member of Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, where she presented three solo exhibitions of her own work and curated several group exhibitions. Gilbert’s work is in numerous public collections, including the Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection; Princeton University Graphic Arts Library; and Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA.
Among her most recent awards is an Independence Foundation Fellowship to create a new body of work in 2018, a Winterthur Artist/Maker Fellowship in 2018 to perform research for new works, an Artist-in-Residence at Sparkbox Studio in Picton, Ontario in 2017, a travel grant from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists in 2015 to attend OCHO Artist Residency in Questa, New Mexico, and a Surdna Foundation Enrichment Grant to support her exploration of wood engraving at the Augusta Heritage Center in 2013.
Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV; Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA; The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA; and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Gilbert is represented by The Print Center Gallery Store, and in 2014 The Print Center exhibited Gilbert’s work at the Editions Artists’ Book Fair, New York, NY. Rebecca Gilbert currently serves on the board of The Wood Engravers’ Network. She lives and works in South Philadelphia and teaches at The University of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Fleisher Art Memorial.
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