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Rebecca Ward

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Waco, TX

Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY


Representing galleries


Rebecca Ward was born in 1984, Waco, Texas, receiving her B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and later in 2012, her M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Ward uses the language of abstract painting to examine the canvas as a physical object. The material is ruptured, sewn, unraveled, and painted with particular attention to balancing line, form, and space. In doing so, her work inevitably references the gendered roles associated with craft and medium, exploring femininity through handmade objects. Ward has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, most notably exhibitions organized by the Ronchini Gallery, London (2014, 2013); Luxembourg & Dayan (2015, 2014); and Family Business, New York (2012). Rebecca Ward now lives and works in New York.


Rebecca Ward CV

b. 1984 Waco, TX
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

2012 MFA, Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York
2006 BA, Fine Arts, Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin

Solo + Two Person Exhibitions
Ronchini Gallery. London, UK. (forthcoming)
Exchiesetta. Polignano a Mare, IT. (forthcoming)
Artgenève. Luxembourg & Dayan. Geneva, CH.

UNTITLED. Ronchini Gallery. Miami, FL.

shucked & silked. Barbara Davis Gallery. Houston, TX.
crocodile tears. East Hampton Shed. East Hampton, NY.
Rebecca Ward+Carla Accardi. Bibo's Place. Todi, IT.
cow tipping. Ronchini Gallery+Artnesia. London, UK.

thickly-sliced. CAM Raleigh. Raleigh, NC.

CMYK. Milk Gallery. Istanbul, TR.
Information is Incidental. Charlotte Street Foundation. Emily Sall+Rebecca Ward. Kansas City, MO.

Finesilver Gallery. Houston, TX.
Tape10. Lawndale Art Center. Houston, TX.

Rebecca Ward+Kurt Mueller. The Donkey Show. Austin, TX.

Group Exhibitions
Space Between. Curated by Louis Grachos + Stephanie Roach. The Flag Art Foundation. New York, NY.
Art Brussels. Ronchini Gallery. Brussels, BE.
Post-Analog Painting. The Hole. New York, NY. 
Linear Abstraction. Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah, GA.
Ballet Houston. Benefit Auction with Barbara Davis Gallery. Houston, TX.
Arte Fiera. Bibo's Place. Bologna, IT.
January. Mixed Greens. New York, NY.

Spotlight. Barbara Davis Gallery. Houston, TX.
All That Matters is What's Left Behind. Ronchini Gallery. London, UK.
The Shaped Canvas, Revisited. Luxembourg & Dayan. New York, NY.
Material Images. Vogt Gallery. New York, NY.
Art14 London. Ronchini Gallery. London, UK.

Texas Contemporary. Barbara Davis Gallery. Houston, TX.
Experiment. Studio. APERTO Gallery. St. Petersburg, RU.
Thirteen Twenty Three. Brooklyn, NY.
Art13 London. Ronchini Gallery. London, UK.
Arte Fiera. Ronchini Gallery. Bologna, IT.
239 Days. SVA MFA Alumni Show. Allegra LaViola Gallery. New York, NY.

The Miami Project. Visual Arts Gallery. Miami, FL.
On Paper. Galería Yusto/Giner. Marbella, ES.
TIME after TIME. Ronchini Gallery+Artnesia. London, UK.
Post-Op. Mixed Greens. New York, NY. 
Hennessy Youngman: Itsa small, small world. Family Business. New York, NY. 
The Way Beyond Art. Wattis Institute. California College of the Arts. San Francisco, CA.
The Virgins Show. Curated by Marilyn Minter. Family Business. New York, NY.
Just the Tip. Organized by Mike Egan. SVA Visual Arts Gallery. New York, NY.

Elbow Room. Westside Gallery. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY.
Sretenka Design Week. Tsvetnoy Central Market. Moscow, RU.
Nova. Foundação Casa França-Brasil. Rio de Janeiro, BR.
CAA MFA New York Area Exhibition. Hunter College. New York, NY.

Deconstruct+Reconstruction. Visual Arts Center. Austin, TX.
Nova Artscapes. Scion Space. Culver City, CA.
Nova. Museum for Image and Sound. Sao Paulo, BR.

Buttress Buttress. Mini Dutch Gallery. Chicago, IL.
Prismatak. Domy Books. Houston, TX

Architecture of Perception. Box 13 Artspace. Houston, TX.
New Art In Austin. Austin Museum of Art. Austin, TX. Traveling Exhibition. San Antonio, TX (Blue Star), Abilene, TX (Grace Museum), Houston, TX (Diverseworks).

Double X. Step Gallery. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.
Texas Biennial. Austin, TX.
. Art Palace Gallery. Austin, TX. 

Affair at the Jupiter Hotel. Art Palace Gallery. Portland, OR.
Nohegan Exhibition. Mass Gallery. Austin, TX. 
New American Talent 21. Arthouse. Austin, TX.

Commissions + Public Projects
2012 Stella McCartney. New York, NY
2011 Design Trust for Public Space. Center 548. New York, NY.
2010 Kate Spade. New York, NY.
2009 Kate Spade. Tokyo, Japan.
2007 First Night Austin. Austin TX.

Awards + Fellowships
2015 Corporation of Yaddo. Visual Artist Fellowship. Saratoga Springs, New York.
2013 Atelier Alighiero Boetti. Residency Fellowship. Todi, Italy.
2013 Nominated Artists Under 30 Prize, Arte Fiera, Bologna
2012 School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Award
2011 School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Award
2008 Nominated Best Artist by Austin Critics Table
2007 Nominated Best Artist by Austin Critics Table 
2006 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Grant
2003-2006 Bernard and Audre Rapoport Scholar

Lectures + Teaching
2015 Visiting Artist, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
2015 Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, NY.
2014 Luxembourg & Dayan, with Jacob Kassay and Suzanne Hudson, New York, NY
2011 CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
2011 Fundacao Casa Franca Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, BR.
2008 Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2007 Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
2007 Lawndale, Houston, TX
2006 Women and Their Work, Austin, TX

All that matters is what's left behind. Ronchini Gallery. London, UK.
The Shaped Canvas Revisited. Luxembourg & Dayan. New York, NY.
Rebecca Ward: cow tipping. Ronchini Gallery+Artnesia. London, UK. Catalogue Essay by Stephen Maine.

TIME after TIME. Ronchini Gallery+Artnesia. London, UK.
New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch. Austin Museum of Art. Austin, TX.
Finesilver Gallery. Houston, TX.
Texas Biennial. Austin, TX.
New American Talent 21. Arthouse at the Jones Center. Austin, TX

Recent Exhibits

Rebecca Ward participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 Making & Unmaking
Camden Arts Centre
Jan, 2016 Artificial Realities
East Wing Biennial
Oct, 2015 Rebecca Ward
Ronchini Gallery
Sep, 2015 Diphthong
Shirley Fiterman Center,
Sep, 2015 Surface Tension
FLAG Art Foundation
Jun, 2015 Space Between
FLAG Art Foundation
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