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Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby

Hometown: Philadelphia

Based in: Philadelphia

Rebecca Jacoby earned a BA in Philosophy and Politics from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Her work has been shown widely, including at Gallery Siano, Wheaton Arts and Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia; she was represented by LG Tripp Gallery in Philadelphia where she had two solo shows. In 2019 Jacoby was selected as one of four finalists for the 2020 Rowan University Teaching Residency. In 2018 Jacoby created the installation "Flow" at the Philadelphia International Airport and had a solo show at Delaplaine Arts in Maryland. Jacoby's work is the collections of the University City Science Center, Ogletree Deakins, Coventry Group and in private collections in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Palm Beach. Jacoby's work has been reviewed in the "Philadelphia Inquirer," "Philadelphia City Paper," and on "ArtBlog." Jacoby has attended residencies at Jentel and the Vermont Studio Center and received awards for her work from Mount Holyoke and Pratt Institute. Jacoby has worked out of her studio at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia since 2005.


34 works for sale

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Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Mixed Media

$ 2,420

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Palm by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Mixed Media

$ 8,000

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Jewel by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Mixed Media

$ 9,000

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Core by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Painting

$ 3,250

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Clover by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Painting

$ 14,000

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Bricolage by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Painting

$ 14,000

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Bark by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Mixed Media

$ 2,200

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Starry Night by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Mixed Media

$ 2,420

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Covid Flowers 7S by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Drawing

$ 290

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Covid Flowers 3S by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Drawing

$ 290

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Covid Flowers 10L by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Drawing

$ 315

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Covid Flowers 6L by Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, United States of America

Drawing

$ 315

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Rebecca Jacoby In The Studio

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More About Rebecca Jacoby

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What inspires you?

I'm inspired by the natural word, especially the stones and boulders of New England. I also love the corrosion of buildings and walls through nature, exposing textures, colors and shapes they reveal. Artists of many styles, especially the NY School, are an inspiration, as is vibrant color. My grandfather was an artist and also a big inspiration.

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Describe your creative process.

I enjoy starting with a blank piece of paper or canvas, applying a ground to create faint images from which I can pull more shapes through the use of a variety of mark-making tools I also use collage to add imagery and build sculptural surfaces. I turn the canvas as I work, so that I am always seeing increased possibilities for more imagery. Combining media such as ink, paint, marker and collage is a huge part of my process. Each medium "says" something different so a conversation is taking place.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Vibrant, Abstract, Happy

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Early abstractionists, especially Matisse during his later years of making cutouts; NY School artists like deKooning, Frankenthaler and Gorky; late 20th Century masters such as Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg and Joan Mitchell. Currently, artists as varied as Matthew Barney, Sarah Sze and

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Imagination and a love of putting whatever tool I pick up to a surface.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Don't ever stop making art!

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Not far: my neighborhood, woods/forests, and especially galleries to see other artist's work.


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Credentials

Awards

Certificate of Excellence, Outstanding Merit, Grad Fine Arts

2001

Joseph Skinner Fellowship Grant in Visual Art

1999

Awards

Certificate of Excellence, Outstanding Merit, Grad Fine Arts

2001

Joseph Skinner Fellowship Grant in Visual Art

1999

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