"Evasive", 2022, Black walnut ink, found papers, ladybugs, twigs, silk, 14"x 4" x 14"
"Abandoned Barn", 2022, Paper, graphite, twigs, walnut ink, 7" x 9"
"Into the Woods", 2022, Branches, mushroom, coffee and walnut ink, 24" x 9" x 8"
"Flutter", 2022, flag book structure, 12" x 6" x 5"
My Old Friend John | view 1, 2021, Jacobs Ladder, book pages, ribbon, board, 16" x 3"
Specimen Book | 2010, paper, scratch a print, found objects, vintage child's sand sifter, 5" x 10-½” x 8"
House of Cards | 2004, altered book, 7" x 8" x 5"
the blue book | alternative view
the blue book | 2004, 6-¾” x 6" x 2-¼”
Heartbroke | front view, 2019, vintage camisole, thread, beads and found objects, 14"w, 18"l
Wooden Bowl | altered book, book pages, wire, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 1-1/2"
 Icarus Puppet Theater | 2004, wood box, tin, found objects, 20” x 10-1/2” x 5”
The Monster Who Grew Small | with J. Vollmer, 2010, corrugated cardboard, card stock, papers, paint, 9" x 12" x 6
Sad Clown | 2006, comics, polymer clay, paper clay, 8-1/2” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”
Fur Book | 2009, 6” x 6” x 71/2”
Fax of Life | 2004, broken fax machine, found objects, 15” x 12” x 6”
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Member Portfolio

Rebecca Kelly

Upper Black Eddy, PA


Artist Statement

Rebecca Kelly draws upon her experience as an actor and teacher, as well as a storyteller, to create her work as a visual artist.
Her experience in the theater is reflected in dramatic choices of color or at times, lack of color. Rebecca’s storytelling is apparent in her use of words within her work. Words, phrases and secret codes are incorporated in her sculptures and artists books. Themes are hidden allowing the viewers to create their own response to the work.


Sara Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY


"Rebecca Kelly: The Artist as Healer," Art for Real People
Dube, Ilene, "Raw Beauty: The Art of Capturing the Female Spirit"
Dube, Ilene, “Stories about Books,” TimeOFF, Princeton Packet
Freeman, Allison, "Making art from found objects," New Jersey Star Ledger
"4 Perspectives: A Book Arts Exhibit", Dog Eared Magazine
2006 Catalogue, National Collage Society
Donahue, Victoria, "Collage: An enigmatic medium,” Philadelphia Inquirer
Purcell, Janet, " Artists tell their story through visual vocabulary" Trenton Times, NJ
Kalonick, Julian, "The Things They Carry," TimeOFF, Princeton Packet

Professional Experience

Teaching Artist at The Creative Center, New York, New York
Teaching Artist at Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton NJ
Teaching Artist at Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
Teaching Artist at The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA
2000 - present
Storyteller and Teaching Book Artist; Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern PA
2011 - 2012
Studio Teacher at Horace Mann School, Nursery Division, New York, NY


Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI
(Re)bound: The Altered Book, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI
Member Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Phillips Mill 93rd Annual Juried Exhibition, New Hope, PA
Jacob's Ladder: Dedicated to Jacob Blake, SHUVU Visionary Art Magazine Lab/Shul
These Times, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Center for the Book: Bodies of Text
9th International Toy Theater Festival, Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
Found and Bound: Philadelphia Museum of Art Library, Perelman Building,
Philadelphia, PA
National Collage Society Annual Exhibition, Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
8th International Toy Theater Festival, Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions Curated
raw beauty: An exhibition of sculpture, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Off the Page: Artists Books and Limited Editions, Stuart Country Day School,
Princeton, NJ
2009 - 2011
transFORMation: Making art from recycled and reused materials, Artmobile traveling exhibit and Hicks Gallery of Art, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
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