Rebecca Murtaugh is a New York based artist whose work explores alchemy, the history of objects, and in the relationship between nature and the manmade.
Rebecca earned a Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and attended Maryland Institute College of Art.
Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in venues such as Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Trestle Projects, The High Line, Pentimenti Gallery, Everson Museum, Frist Center for Visual Art, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Delaware Contemporary, and District of Columbia Arts Center.
Her work has been included in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, The New Criterion, Philadelphia Inquirer, BUST, and Bushwick Daily.
She splits her time between Queens and Upstate New York where she is a Professor of Art at Hamilton College.
All images courtesy of the artist
Paddle and Pinch: Orange, Beads, Wildfire, and Cobblestone
15″ x 13″ x 5″
Paddle and Pinch: Lizard and Beads
11″ x 11″ x 6″
Cut and Burrow Diptych: Cobblestone, Red, Lavender Lizard, Beads, and Lichen
10″ in height each
Mallet and Burrow: Lichen, Beads, and Lavender Lizard
11″ x 9″ x 9″
Mallet and Burrow: Cobblestone, Coral, Beads, and Citrus Splash
12″ x 11″ x 8″
A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch