Rebecca Ward

b. 1984

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Biography

Rebecca Ward (b. 1984, Waco, Texas, USA) is a painter and sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Fine Arts from University of Texas in 2006, and an MFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York in 2012. Drawing inspiration from Minimalism, hard-edge painting, and Arte Povera, Ward’s banded, sewn, and deconstructed canvases explore the rich territory between sculpture and painting. Materiality and process are central to her practice and evoke “architectural garments” ripped, unwoven, and re-stitched from fleshtoned canvas duck, leather hide, and silk organza. In her canvas works, the artist removes the weft (horizontal) threads of the fabric to reveal the underlying stretcher bars, highlighting the physical structure of the painting itself. Ward’s artworks reveal and obscure, and by their nature, entice viewers to closely investigate contrasts in line and material, modulations in color, and multi-dimensional layers.

Ward has been the subject of solo exhibitions, including The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA (2017); Ronchini Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2015 & 2013); Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare, Italy (2015); Artgenève, Luxembourg & Dayan, Geneva, Switzerland (2015); among others. Ward’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Eastwing Biennial: Artificial Realities, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom (2016); Making & Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Art Centre, London, United Kingdom (2016); The Tim Sayer Bequest, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom (2016); Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (2015); Post-Analog Painting, The Hole, New York, NY (2015); The Shaped Canvas, Revisited, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY (2014); among others. She has been the subject of reviews and articles in Artcritical, The Brooklyn Rail, Interview Magazine, New American Painting, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue among others. She is in the permanent collections of: The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Yorkshire, UK; The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia, and The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas.

Exhibitions

2018 Ronchini Gallery, London, UK (forthcoming)

2017 The FLAG Foundation, New York, USA

EXPO Chicago, Ronchini Gallery, Chicago, USA

Brussels Art Fair , Ronchini Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Dallas Art Fair , Ronchini Gallery, Dallas, USA

2016 UNTITLED, Ronchini Gallery, Miami Beach, USA

Making&Unmaking, Camden Arts Center, London

Artificial Realities, East Wing Biennale, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Luxembourg & Dayan, Geneva Art Fair, Geneva

2015 aphasia, Ronchini Gallery, London

Indulgences, Exchiesetta, Puglia, Italy

SURPH, The Barn Show, East Hampton, NY.

Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

Art Brussels, Ronchini Gallery, Brussels

Post-Analog Painting, The Hole NYC, New York, USA

Linear Abstration, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

January, Mixed Greens, New York

2014 Untitled Art Fair, Ronchini Gallery booth (solo)

All That Matters Is What’s Left Behind, Ronchini Gallery, London

The Shaped Canvas, Revisited, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

2013 cow tipping, Ronchini Gallery London (solo)

2012 TIME After TIME, Ronchini Gallery, London