Rebecca Gray Rolke

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Sun in the City, 2016 Oil, Acrylic And Mixed Media On Paper 14" X 11" © Courtesy of the Artist and Bowery Gallery
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Newton, MA
Works in
New Hampshire
Rebecca Gray Rolke CV

Rebecca Gray Rolke


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Painting and Printmaking, B.F.A., Boston, MA

Solo exhibitions

Restive Eye: Observations of Nature and the City; Bowery Gallery Invitational, New York, NY, 2016

Paintings and Drawings, A St. / Donnelly Gallery, Boston, MA, 1980

Works on Paper, University of Massachusetts, Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA, 1978

Paintings and Works on Paper, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA, 1977

Solo Corporate Displays

Painted Paper Sculptures on the Wall, Savon Realty, Amherst, NH, 2001

Paintings and Works on Paper, Pragmatech Software, Amherst, NH, 2000

Selected Group Exhibitions 

Blue Mountain Gallery, Winter Juried Exhibition, Elisa Jensen, juror; New York, NY, 2019

Art Complex Museum, Monotype Guild of New England Fifth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition; Judith Brodsky, juror;

Duxbury, MA, 2018

Catamount ArtsCenter, ArtsConnect Exhibition, John Stomberg, juror, St. Johnsbury, VT, 2017

AVA Gallery, Doors & Windows: Open & Closed; Rebecca L. Lawrence, juror, Lebanon, NH, 2017

Catamount Arts Center, ArtsConnect Exhibition, Katherine French, juror; St. Johnsbury, VT, 2015

Bowery Gallery, 2015 National Competition, Stephen Westfall, juror, New York City, NY, 2015

ArtsWorcester, Sixteenth Biennial, Susan Stoops, juror, Worcester, MA, 2015

Prince Street Gallery, Seventh National Juried Exhibition, Robert Berlind, juror, New York City, NY, 2015

Danforth Museum, Community of Artists, Katherine French, juror, Framingham, MA, 2014

Zullo Gallery, Outwitting History: A Juried Exhibition, William Pope, juror, Medfield, MA, 2012

JF Gallery, Pictures of Nothing, National Juried Exhibition, Palm Beach, FL, 2012

First Street Gallery, National Juried Competition, Paul Resika, juror, New York City, NY, 2011

Danforth Museum, Off the Wall Juried Competition, Susan Stoops, juror, Framingham, MA, 2011

Courthouse Gallery Fine Arts, The Wingspread Legacy, Ellsworth, ME, 2010

Great Harbor Maritime Museum, Wingspread Gallery Artists, Northeast Harbor, ME, 2009

Danforth Museum, Off the Wall Juried Competition, Lisa Tung and Joseph Carroll, jurors, Framingham, MA, 2009

Wingspread Gallery, Gallery Artists Exhibitions, Northeast Harbor, ME, 1996 through 2008

Davistown Museum, Maine Artists Guild Permanent Collection, Liberty, ME, 2007

Turtle Gallery, Group Show, Blue Hill, ME, 1998

Caldbeck Gallery, Group Show, Rockland, ME, 1997

Rose Art Museum, Painting Between Metaphor and Matter, Carl Belz and Susan Stoops, curators, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1990

Massachusetts Artists Foundation, Awarded Artists Exhibition, Boston, MA, 1989

Boston University Art Gallery, On the Verge: Nine Boston Painters, Amy Lighthill, curator, Boston, MA, 1980

Brockton Art Museum, Invitational Exhibition, Richard Minutillo, curator, Brockton, MA, 1980

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Young Artists Show, Elizabeth Sussman, Peter Plamandon, Bill Bagnall, jurors,

Provincetown, MA, 1980

Federal Reserve Bank, Art of the State, Boston, MA, 1980

Rose Art Museum, Art of the State, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1979

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Hot Young Property, Provincetown, MA, 1979

Atlantic Gallery, Group Shows, Boston, MA, 1977, 1978

Selected Awards

Featured Artist, Northern Ballet Theatre Gala Exhibition, Nashua, NH, 2005

First and Third Prizes, Painting, Dover Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Dover, MA, 1998

Awarded Finalist, Mass. Artists Fellowship Program, jurors Liliana Porter, Carl Palazzolo, Gerald Donato, 1989

Awarded Finalist, Mass. Artists Fellowship Program, jurors Jake Berthot, Lois Dodd, Jack Whitten, 1980

Awarded Finalist, Mass. Artists Fellowship Program, jurors, Richard Haas, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Robert Reed, 1979

First Prize, Painting; Senior Final Thesis Exhibition, Frank Bowling, juror, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 1972

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Scholarship, The Dover Foundation, Dover, MA, 1968

Junior-Senior Prize Program Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1967

Selected Bibliography

Blue Mountain Gallery 2019 Winter Juried Exhibition, Artsy,

NYC Gallery Openings, video, Blue Mountain Gallery 2019 Winter Juried Exhibition,

“Blue Mountain 2019 Winter Juried Exhibition” exhibition catalog, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, 2019

“Blue Mountain Gallery Winter Juried Exhibition, 2019”,Documents on Art and Design Event, New York, Sat. Jan, 5, 2019

 “Blue Mountain Gallery Winter Juried Exhibition, 2019”, Chelsea Gallery Map, Jan.2, Jan26,2019

“Blue Mountain Gallery Winter Juried Exhibition, 2019”, Convention Force Events, Jan.2019

Blue Mountain Gallery Facebook Page, Winter Juried Exhibition, 2019

“Winter Juried Exhibition 2019”, Blouin Art Info, Dec.10, 2018

Carolyn Letvin, “Fifth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition”, exhibition catalog, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury , MA, 2018

“Juried Exhibition: Doors and Windows, Open and Closed” AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, The Savvy Calendar, “The Complete Hoot”, October, 2017

"AVA Gallery: Doors and Windows, Open and Closed", The Savvy Calendar, “The Complete Hoot”, October, 2017

“Wordpress- Rebecca Rolke at Bowery Gallery”,, July 2016

“Bowery Gallery Invitational:  Rebecca Gray Rolke, July 12-30, 2016”, Blouinartinfo, 2016

“Art and Design Events” Rebecca Gray Rolke:  Observations of Nature and the City, New York, 14 July 2016

“24th Annual Juried Show”, online catalog; photograph with painting "The Sun", Facebook page, Bowery Gallery, New York City, NY, 2015

“Community of Artists”, exhibition catalog, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 2014

First Street Gallery, NYC, National Juried Competition” exhibition catalog, 2011

Off the Wall”, exhibition catalog, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 2011

“The Wingspread Legacy”, exhibition catalog, Courthouse Gallery Fine Arts, Ellsworth, ME, 2010

“Three exhibitions will bring art lovers to Courthouse Gallery”, Portland Press Herald, July 25, 2010

Martha Ward, “Memories and a Beautiful Mess”, Maine Gallery and Studio Guide, July 18, 2010

“Davistown Museum Art Exhibition”, online catalog, 2007

“Northern Ballet Theatre Presents a Gala Fundraiser”, event catalog, 2005

Ballet Company to Host Fundraiser”, The Nashua Telegraph; Oct. 24, 2005

“Artists and artisans win awards at Arts and Crafts exhibit”, Dover-Sherborn Suburban Press, Natick, MA, Feb. 1998

“Painting Between Metaphor and Matter”, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal –

Médiathèque Collection générale - BIO/006952/1990 - Comptoir de référence, 1990

Christine Temin, “Local Talent in Bloom at the Rose”, The Boston Globe; Oct. 23, 1990

Joanne Silver, “‘Metaphor and Matter’ Exhibit Pulses and Whirls”, Boston Sunday Herald, November 11, 1990

Susan Stoops, “Painting Between Metaphor and Matter, The Lois Foster Exhibition ofBoston Area Artists”

exhibition catalog, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, 1990

Barbara Blumenthal, “Nine Area Artists Featured at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum”, Brandeis University, October 19, 1990

Nicole DeWald,”Rose Art Museum Hosts Local Talent”, The Brandeis Justice, Oct. 23, 1990

Milva Didomizio, West Weekly Calendar, Painting Between Metaphor and Matter at Rose Art Museum,

color photograph of painting "A Snail's Life", The Boston Globe; Nov. 4, 1990

“Painting Between Metaphor and Matter”, Bostonia, Nov.-Dec. 1990

Marty Carlock, “Area Artists Featured at Brandeis Art Museum”, Wayland Town Crier, November 1, 1990

Exhibition poster, photograph of painting, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program, 1981

Mimi La Camera, “Collector’s Choice, Newton Arts Center”, catalog, 1981

“9 Painters Ready to Make It”, The World, November 19, 1980

Robert Taylor, “Brockton exhibition refreshing, buoyant”, The Boston Globe; December 14,1980

Robert Taylor, “Elusive Zest Characterizes Young Artists at BU Gallery”, The Boston Globe; December 7, 1980

Amy Lighthill, ” ‘On the Verge’, Nine Boston Painters”, exhibition catalog essay, 1980

Eleanor Munroe, “Young Artists Show”, Art New England, July-August, 1980

Norman Keyes, “ Area Artists Open Studios”, interview and photo in studio with painting "Canada", West Roxbury Transcript, Wed. Oct. 15, 1980

Richard Minutillo, “Brockton Museum Triennial”, exhibition catalog essay, 1980

Berman, Cook, Gaither, Moffet, Worden, jurors, Artweek Boston catalog, 1980

Selected Collections

The Milliken Company (private collection), Northeast Harbor, ME

The Davistown Museum, Liberty, ME

Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

Northern Ballet Theatre, Nashua, NH

Pragmatech Software, Amherst, NH

Savon Realty, Amherst, NH

Wellington Management, Boston, MA

Atlantic Gallery, Boston, MA

University of Massachusetts (private collection), Amherst, MA

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston, MA

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover, MA


Works in private collections


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