Visual Artist - Oil Painter
Born and raised in Maine, Rebecca Krupke is a seventh generation 'Mainer'. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine with a double degree in Studio Art and Art History both magna cum laude in the year 2002.
Rebecca's memories are filled with images of playing in her grandparents' attic. She spent many days amongst unfinished canvases of her grandfather, Edward Bailey, who studied art at the Portland School of Art. Seeing the joy on her grandfather's face as he spoke of his days painting in art school planted a seed in Rebecca's heart to carry on where he left off. After his death, Rebecca started creating work full time. Now each artwork she creates embodies a feeling of rebirth in content and emotion.
Rebecca has shown in over thirty International and National Juried Exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Italy. Rebecca's artwork has been published in 'Words & Images', a book of artwork and poetry published in Portland, Maine and 'The Buzz', Prince Edward Island's Arts and Entertainment magazine as well as numerous juried exhibition catalogues. Her artwork is in private collections all over the world including New Zealand, England, Germany, Vietnam, & Korea
She received a grant in 2003 from the Printmakers' Council of Charlottetown to be an artist-in-residence and subsequently spent six months in Prince Edward Island, Canada producing a concentrated body of prints, paintings and drawings based on her experience away from home. At the end of her residency, Rebecca's installation artwork embodied sound, vision, smell as well as tactile senses while walking through the space to evoke memory recall within the viewers.
In March 2007, Rebecca and Shirley Greer created a duel exhibiton at the Galleria Sottoportego in conjunction with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. The exhibit housed in the old city of Venice contained prints and images of the home Rebecca grew up in, along with sound art to accompany each painting. As a Visiting Artist, Krupke also co-taught, during her three weeks at the school, a course on three different Monoprinting technics.
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