Rebecca Gilbert (b. 1975 and works in Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Rebecca Gilbert's work exemplifies a dedication to traditional printmaking processes, while her innovation in executing these processes in combination with cut paper and assemblage push the boundaries of what a print can be. Among her most recent awards is an Independence Foundation Fellowship and a Winterthur Artist/Maker Fellowship that supported the research and creation of her most recent body of work Visions of Plenty: Observation, Perception, Illusion, and Reverie
. Inspired by historic moveable book structures and optical devices, the artist's work invites viewers to explore optics, perception, and the act of seeing by transforming intricately detailed prints into dimensional works on paper.
She earned an MFA in Printmaking + Book Arts from The University of the Arts and a BFA in Printmaking from Marshall University. She also studied non-toxic etching at the Grafisk Eksperimentarium in Capileira, Spain.
Rebecca Gilbert currently serves on the board of The Wood Engravers' Network and is represented by The Print Center Gallery Store. She lives and works in South Philadelphia and teaches at University of the Arts, Delaware College of Art, and Fleisher Art Memorial. Her prints are in numerous public and private collections, and have been exhibited regionally, nationally, and abroad. rebeccaprint.com
Images courtesy of the artist.