Rebecca Litt

BROOKLYN, NY

Rebecca Litt
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Rebecca Litt is a painter and freelance web designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a jack-of-all-trades, having been a policy advisor to a US Senator and a professor of drawing and painting at the University of New Hampshire before moving to Brooklyn to concentrate on painting. Rebecca has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She has exhibited paintings in New York and nationally.

painting website: rebeccalitt.com
design website: yellowmangodesign.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

The places and situations I depict are invented, loosely inspired by my own experiences. Many of my paintings have a void in the center, a fence to look through, or a wall to look around. People hide under bubble wrap, construct slipshod forts out of warped boards and orange construction fence, and work industriously to erect ineffectual barriers. What they are hiding from is not exactly clear, but the permeable barriers these characters cling to, such as plastic netting and broken fences, offer a false sense of security at best.

The geometry of industrial materials in urban landscapes allows me to play with representation and abstraction so that pattern and flat areas of color exist in plausibly realistic settings. 

REBECCA LITT

b. 1978, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 2007Indiana University Bloomington, MFA
  • 2001Tufts University, BA
  • 2001School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, BFA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Visible Spectrum, Valentine Gallery, Queens, NY
  • 2012False Fortress, University of Louisiana, Monroe
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Fiction/non-fiction, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013Exhibition Game, Small Black Door, Queens, NY
  • 2012Land Escape, Parallel Art Space, Queens, NY
  • 2012Safety, LiloVeve, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012Souvenir, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012Courtesy Roman Abramovich, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012Life Inside and Out, 308 at 156 Project Art Space, New York, NY
  • 2011Nautical Notes: Mari, Navi, e Naufragi, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011Getting Closer, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
  • 201148 HRS, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011Surrealism, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011So Happy Together, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011Contemporaries, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME
RESIDENCIES
  • 2009La Napoule Art Foundation, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
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