Rebecca Brewer – CV

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Rebecca Brewer
b. 1983, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Vancouver

Education

  • 2012 Master of Fine Arts, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
  • 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
  • 2005 Langara College, Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 The Holding Sky, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2014 The Written Face, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2012 Nine Paintings of Ayn Rand, Exercise, Vancouver
  • 2009 Path to the Oracle, Galerie Werner Whitman, Montreal, Canada
  • 2007 Over and Over the Hills, Back Gallery, Helen Pitt Gallery Artist Run Centre, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    Nature, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2017 Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2016 Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    An Agreeable State of Uncertainty, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,
    The Fraud that Goes Under the Name of Love, Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
  • 2014 L’intruse, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France
  • 2013 Crystal Tongue, Exercise, Vancouver
    Skirt the Parlour, and Shun the Zoo, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
  • 2012 6 Positions, W WTWO, Montreal, Canada
    through a glass darkly, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2011 13th Annual RBC Painting Competition, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
  • 2010 Reoccurrence: Serial Motifs, Helen Pitt Gallery at 221a Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver
  • 2009 Take Your Time, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    The Unreal, Gallery Atsui, Vancouver
  • 2008 Works of Art with a Minimum of Steel, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
    Larry’s Presents: Creative Energy, Program, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 Talk to the Hands, Helen Pitt Gallery Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
    Out of the Mine, LES Gallery, Vancouver

Talks and Performances

  • 2013 The Chive and the Female Soul, conversation with Amy Kazymerchyk for Crystal Tongue, Exercise, Vancouver

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2017 Bruce Grenville and David MacWilliam, eds., Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
  • 2016 Daina Augaitis and Jesse McKee, eds., Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    cheyanne turions, Amy Kazymerchyk, and Anne Boyer, The Holding Sky, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2014 Eli Bornowsky, The Written Face, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2013 Reid Shier, ‘Rebecca Brewer’, Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, Phaidon Press, New York, USA, and London, UK
  • 2012 Robin T. Anthony and Cassandra Cook, eds., The RBC Collection: Selected Works, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • 2010 Emmy Lee and Stephanie Rebick, Reoccurrence: Serial Motifs, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
    Bill Jeffries and Vanessa Sorenson, Take Your Time, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 2009 Paul Saunders, Path to the Oracle, Galerie Werner Whitman, Montreal, Canada

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2019 ‘What to See in 2019’, Canadian Art, 2 January
  • 2018 Andrew Witt, ‘Painting and Obstinacy’, Peripheral Review, 9 May
    Lucien Durey, ‘Vancouver Report: Crafting a Way Out’, Canadian Art, 27 February
    Andrew Witt, ‘Nature’, Artforum, 19 February
  • 2017 Andrew Witt, ‘Eccentric, Polymorphous, Abstract: Vancouver Art and other Mythologies of the Near-Future’, The Mainlander, 14 January
  • 2015 Tatiana Mellema, ‘Figures: Rebecca Brewer reactivates a tradition’, Canadian Art, Winter
  • 2014 Richard Rhodes, ‘Rebecca Brewer: Painters and Saints’, Canadian Art, Winter
  • 2013 Michael Turner, ‘Crystal Tongue Defies Analysis in Vancouver’, Canadian Art online, 6 June
  • 2012 ‘Vancouver Art Gallery adds work of seven young artists’, Vancouver Sun, 9 November
  • 2011 Marsha Lederman, ‘Vancouver’s Rebecca Brewer Wins RBC Painting Prize’, Globe and Mail, 28 September
    ‘Vancouver Artist Wins RBC Painting Competition’, National Post, 28 September
    Jessica Werb, ‘Vancouver Continues to Dominate RBC Painting Competition with Win by Rebecca Brewer’, Georgia Straight, 3 October
  • 2007 Kayla Guthrie, ‘A Bad Trip in the Forest’, Only Magazine, 2 February

Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2018 Rebecca Brewer, ‘Enemies Within’, Vivo Media Arts Centre, 1 June
  • 2014 Rebecca Brewer, ‘Seers of the Cosmos, do not mourn over the scheme of things’, The Capilano Review, Spring
    Rebecca Brewer and Tiziana La Melia, ‘Capilano Style Column, Not-poetry in Vancouver’, The Capilano Review, Winter

Awards

  • 2011 National Winner, RBC Canadian Painting Competition