Rebecca Stern

Rebecca Stern

Fairfield, CT, United States

About Rebecca Stern

Rebecca Stern is an artist living and working in Fairfield, CT. She graduated with honors from Lesley
University College of Art and Design in 2009. Her work is numerous private collections and she has
participated in solo and group exhibitions across the country for the past 10 years. Rebecca uses acrylic
paint, collage, thread and drawing materials to produce her abstract work. She considers each piece a
"mental landscape" that investigates the complexities of the mind. She is intrigued by the juxtaposition
of intentionality and expressive freedom that exists within the materiality of different mediums and
the process it takes to find a balance.

About the work:

"I externalize my internal monologue into a visual narrative. In the studio, I am in control.
Regardless of what else might be going on in my life or the world, I paint, collage, stitch, and
construct materials. My aim is to understand the relationship between my existence and the
events that take place around me. I create a “mental landscape” to explore themes of intrinsic
motivation, control, chance, change, and balance. Gestural marks produce a visual depiction of
thought patterns illustrated through repetition, texture, juxtaposition, color and negative space.
Manipulating materials in my studio assists me in mitigating the fact that I can’t control what
goes on in the day to day. I’m on a journey towards accepting what is. It is this fact that brings
me back to the studio again and again."

Education

Lesley University College of Art and Design, BFA, 2009

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
William Pitt Sotheby’s, Rowayton CT, November 2017
UCBC, Darien, CT May 2017
Gallery Obscura, San Francisco, CA – March 2007


Selected Group Exhibitions
Freedom of Abstraction, Site Brooklyn, May 2019
W-Intermission, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, December 2018
Unravel, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport RI, November 2018
Then and Now, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford CT September 2018
Relishing Restraint, LAA Phillips Gallery, Stamford CT, September 2018
CCNS Art Show, Rowayton CT, May 2018
UNICEF Next Gen Art Show curated by Tappan Collective, Los Angeles CA, February 2018
New Year, New Art, Loft Artists Association, Stamford CT, January 2018
Views from the Edge: Women, Gender and Politics, Sarah Doyle Gallery, March 2015
Honoring Women’s Rights, Steinbeck Museum, Salinas, CA – September 2012
Control, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA – August 2009
Taking In: The Best of AIB Photography, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA – July 2009
Small Works 2009, Experimental Art Gallery and Studio, Salem, MA – June 2009
BFA Thesis Show, 601 Newbury Street Gallery, Boston, MA – May 2009
The Contemporary Photograph, Shy Rabbit Gallery, Pagosa Springs, CO – May 2009
The Nude, 601 Newbury Street Gallery, Boston, MA – November 2008
Juried Student Show, Gallery South AIB, Boston, MA – September 2008
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Obscura at City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA – March 2007


Publications
The Newport Daily News - November 2018
Studio Visit Magazine - Volume 43/44 - Winter 2018/2019
Honoring Women’s Rights Catalogue – September 2012
Control Catalogue – August 2009
Taking In: The Best of AIB Photography – May 2009
Taking in: The Best of AIB Photography Website – May 2008
The Guardsman, City College of San Francisco Newspaper – March 2007


Collaborations
The Well Fine Art Advisory, Boston MA
Art Acacia Art Advisory, San Francisco, CA
Amy Snyder Art Advisory, Manhattan, NY
Mason Lane Art Advisory, Brooklyn, NY
Lululemon Athletica, Greenwich, CT
Beth Krupa Interiors, Greenwich, CT
Kathleen Walsh Interiors, New York, NY
Private collections Nationally and Internationally