About the Artist
Born and raised in Maine, Rebecca Krupke is a seventh generation ''Mainer''. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine with a double degree in Studio Art and Art History both magna cum laude in the year 2002.
Rebecca''s memories are filled with images of playing in her grandparents'' attic. She spent many days amongst unfinished canvases of her grandfather, Edward Bailey, who studied art at the Portland School of Art. Seeing the joy on her grandfather''s face as he spoke of his days painting in art school planted a seed in Rebecca''s heart to carry on where he left off.
Rebecca has shown in over twenty International and National Juried Exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland. Rebecca''s artwork has been published in ''Words & Images'', a book of artwork and poetry published in Portland, Maine and ''The Buzz'', Prince Edward Island''s Arts and Entertainment magazine as well as numerous juried exhibition catalogues.
She received a grant in 2003 from the Printmakers'' Council of Charlottetown to be an artist-in-residence and subsequently spent six months in Prince Edward Island, Canada producing a concentrated body of prints, paintings and drawings based on her experience away from home. At the end of her residency, Rebecca''s installation artwork embodied sound, vision, smell as well as tactile senses while walking through the space to evoke memory recall within the viewers.
Krupke recently received the honour of being asked to be a visiting artist at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice Italy for two weeks. During her time she''ll be mentoring the students enrolled in the printmaking school as well as exhibiting some of her oil paintings and prints in the Galleria Sottoportego during the month of March 2007.
Her work concentrates on a moment in time. Drastic control of light sets a mood in the viewer. She often concentrates on homes as they represent an extension of the family....in the function of protection and the preservation of childhood memories.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Painting, Printmaking
Rebecca KrupkeP.O. Box 965
Bangor ME 04402-0965