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
Heartbroke | detail, 2019, vintage camisole, thread, beads and found objects, 14"w, 18"l
Heartbroke | alternate detail, 2019, vintage camisole, thread, beads and found objects, 14"w, 18"l
 little black and white dress | 2006, papier-mache, book pages, wooden stand, 7-1/2” x 2-½” x 2"
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

Résumé

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.

Education

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
MA

Bibliography

2021
"Rebecca Kelly: The Artist as Healer," Art for Real People
2011
Dube, Ilene, "Raw Beauty: The Art of Capturing the Female Spirit"
2010
Dube, Ilene, “Stories about Books,” TimeOFF, Princeton Packet
2007
Freeman, Allison, "Making art from found objects," New Jersey Star Ledger
2006
"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
2004
Kalonick, Julian, "The Things They Carry," TimeOFF, Princeton Packet

Professional Experience

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
2009 - 2011
Instructor, The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ

Exhibitions

2020
Jacob's Ladder: Dedicated to Jacob Blake, SHUVU Visionary Art Magazine Lab/Shul
These Times, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA
2011
Philadelphia Center for the Book: Bodies of Text
2010
9th International Toy Theater Festival, Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
2009
Found and Bound: Philadelphia Museum of Art Library, Perelman Building,
Philadelphia, PA
2008
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
2011
raw beauty: An exhibition of sculpture, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
2010
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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