EDUCATION

2011   MFA, Painting & Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007   MS, Magna Cum Laude, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

1993   BFA, Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018

  Seminal Work, Group Show, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL; February (Press Release)

2017

  Does Not Repeat, Group Show, The Art House Gallery, Chicago, IL;     December (Press Release/Review)

  Abstract Workshorses, Group Show, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL; April (Press Release/Review)

2016

   •    Soular System, Group Show, S.H.E. Gallery, Curated by Dulce Diaz, Hosted by      Gallery 35, Chicago, IL; December

  Turn the Other Eye,  Solo Show, The Art House Gallery, Chicago, IL (Press Release/Catalog/Review); April

 

2015

  Words Matter,  Group Show, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago Artist's Month, Chicago, IL  (Press Release/Catalog)

Feminism: (n) Plural, Group Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (Press Release/Review)

  Caristia, Group Show, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL (Review)

2014

  Artist’s Crossing Borders, Group Show, Chicago Cultural Department, Chicago, IL (Reviews/Catalog)

  Have Many Rabbit, Solo Show, The Art House Gallery, Chicago, IL (Reviews/Catalog)

  Collectives, Group Show, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013

  Artapolooza, Group Show, Popup Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012

  The Next Generation, Group Show, Juried and Curated by Chie Curley and Barbara Goldsmith, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL (Reviews)

  YoungArts Foundation Award Show, Group Show, Juried and Curated by Aimée Beaubien Northern Trust Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalog)

2011

  Bunny Paintings, Solo Show, Portage ArtSpace, Chicago, IL

  National Top MFA Juried Exhibition, Group Show, Juried by Susanna Coffey, First Street Gallery, NYC, NY (Reviews)

  Misrepresentation, Solo Show, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL

  Life, Solo Show, Sharp Gallery, Chicago, IL

  Backtrack Momentum, Group Show, Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

  No People, Pets or Flowers, Group Show, Popup Gallery, Chicago, IL (Review)

2009

  Midnight Snacks, Group Show, Juried Exhibition, Popup Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007

  Recent Works, Solo Show, Chicago Academy Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

PRESS

Review, Abstract Workhorses, Art Diversions, by Amy Haddad, Chicago, IL, April 2017

Catalog, Year in Review, Le Femme Folles Anthology, by Sally Deskins, Nebraska  2017

Review, Curator: No Rest, Group Show, Arts on Elston Gallery, by Amy Haddad, Chicago, IL December 2016

Review: Soular System, Group Show, Gallery 35/S.H.E. Gallery by Jorie Senese, Chicago, IL December 2016

Interview with Rebecca George, Turn the Other Eye at Arts on Elston, Le Femme Folles, by Sally Deskins, Nebraska  2016

Review, Turn the Other Eye, Rebecca George at Arts on Elston, Third Coast Review by Nicole S. Lane, Chicago, IL  2016

Press Release: Faculty Accomplishments, SAIC, Third Coast Review, Chicago, IL  2016

Interview, Curators of Turn the Other Eye, Solo Exhibition, Rebecca George, Arts on Elston Gallery, by Amy Haddad, Chicago, IL  2016

Press Release: Solo Exhibition, Turn the Other Eye, Arts on Elston Gallery, Art World, Chicago, IL  2016

Press Release: Co-Curator for Far-Flung, Contemporary Art of the Midwest, Chicago, IL  2015                                                                                          

Catalog, Department of Cultural Affairs Annual Report, 2014 Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) 2014 Annual Report

Interview, Art is an Action, Professional Development, Chicago Artist Resource, by Nuria Sheenan, June 2015

Interview, Group Show, Feminism Plural, Le Femmes Folles, by Sally Deskins, May 2015

Press Release, Co-Curator, Art by America: Art in America Magazine, March, 2015

Review: Caristia, by Emily Alesandrini, Discovering Art in Chicago, March, 2015

Article/Interview: The Art House, by S. Nicole Lane, Gaper’s Block, February 2015

Interview, The Art House, by Audrey Victoria Keiffer, The Patternbase, February Edition, February 2015

Article: An Unforgiving Light, by S. Nicole Lane, Parallel Planets, February, 2015

Publication/Article: Faculty News, SAIC, February, 2015

Press Release, Co-Curator, Art by America: 2015 Volume 1 SAIC Newsletter, January 2015

Press Release, Co-Curator, Art by America: New York Foundation for the Arts, January 2015

Press Release, SAIC in Chicago, Co-Curator, Art by America, January 2015

Press Release, SAIC Faculty Newsletter, Co-Curator, Art by America, January 2015

Press Release: SAIC Facebook Page, Co-Curator, Art by America, January 2015

Article: The Art House & the Art of Rebecca George, January 22, 2015, Audrey Victoria Keiffer

Article: 2014 Issue 11: Alumni Year in Review, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Review, Curatorial Project: Faces on Fire, January 15, 2015 Afrosoul Chronicles

Publication: The Art House, Chicago Map of Alumni-run Spaces, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014

Press Release: Artist’s Crossing Borders, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, September 2014

Press Release: Artist’s Crossing Borders, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Featured Alumni 2014

Review, Artist’s Crossing Borders, Transit Residency.org, 2014

Interview, A Show About Rabbits by Sarah Terez Rosenblum, July 10, 2014, Chicago Sun-Times

Review of Have Many Rabbit, Felix Jung, Avoision Publication, July 18, 2014

Review: Featured Alumni, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, July 2014

Press Release, Faculty News, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, January, 2014

Press Release, Artapolooza, Chicago, IL, June 2013

Press Release, The Next Generation, City of Evanston Publication, March 22, 2012

Press Release, The Next Generation, TribLocal, April 1, 2012

Review, The Next Generation, by Jordan Graham, March 29, 2012

Review, The Next Generation, by Laura Olson, The Daily Northwestern, March 26, 2012

Press Release, The Next Generation, Art World Chicago, May 2012

Press Release, YoungArts Award Show, National YoungArts Foundation, May, 2012

Review, YoungArts Award Show, Mabel Perez, August 2012

Review, Bunny Paintings, by Maria Campos-Vera, Gozamos Magazine, March 22, 2011

Review, National MFA Exhibition, Art Chelsea, July 2011

Press Release, National MFA Exhibition, First Street Gallery, July 2011

 

CATALOGUES AND BOOKS

Catalog, Turn the Other Eye, Rebecca George 2013-2016, Arts on Elston Gallery, April 2016

Catalog, Faces on Fire, The Art House, January 2015

Catalog, Rebecca George, Featured Faculty, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring 2015

Catalog, Crossing Borders, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Fall 2014

Book, The Artist on Fire, Between Process and Results, in-progress, editing by Lyn DelliQuadri, 2016

Catalog, Have Many Rabbit, Designed by Elizabeth Borum, Essay by Rebecca George, July 2014

Catalog, YoungArts Award Exhibition, Northern Trust Art Gallery, 2012

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2011  The Virgene Hawthorne Scholarship

2008  Grant from the Illinois Arts Council

2007  Commissioner’s Award, US Department of Human Services

1994  Grant from the Illinois Arts Council

1993  Award for Excellence in the Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, College of Art

1991  YoungArts Foundation Award

1990  Top Art/Juror’s Choice Cash Award, Isobel Neal Gallery

1990  The Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship

1990  Award for Commitment to the Visual Arts, Chicago Academy for the Arts

1990  Headmaster’s Award, The Chicago Academy for the Arts

 

PROJECTS

2017  Co-curator: Does Not Repeat, Group Show, The Art House, December

Curator, Intuitive Ink, Solo Exhibtiion, Jan Fayhee, The Art House, May

Curator: Modified Trajectory, Group Show, The Art House, April

2016  Co-Curator: No Rest Group Show, December 

Co-Curator: The Art House 4th Anniversary Exhibition, September 2016

2015 Co-Curator: Far-Flung; Multi-Gallery Midwest Exhibition, December 2015

Co-Curator: Art by America; Multi-Gallery National Juried Exhibition, June, 2015

Curator: 2-Person Show, Palette & Chisel, March, 2015

Curator: Emergentes, Group Exhibition, April, 2015

Curator: Exposed, Arts on Elston Gallery, January-February 2015

Curator: Faces on Fire, The Art House, January 2015

2014 Catalog essay for the Have Many Rabbit Exhibition

Curator, Group Show, Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL

Book Cover, Getting to Oz, Dr. Deborah Khosaba

Co-Curator, Painting & Drawing Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Curator, Group Show, Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL

Curator, Group Show, Palette & Chisel, Chicago, IL

Curator, Homage, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Curator, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Curator, Works on Walls II, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Co-Curator, Have Many Rabbit, The Art House, Chicago, IL

2013 Curator, Works on Walls, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Curator, Shifts & Starts, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Curator, Expansive Truth Exposed, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Curator, Group Show, Palette & Chisel, Chicago, IL

Curator, Tempus Fugit, The Art House, Chicago, IL

2012 Curator, Inside/Out, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Curator, The Unstable Journey, The Art House, Chicago, IL

2011 Co-Curator, MisRepresentation, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Public Art Mural, Cook County Building, Fundedby IL Arts Council, Chicago, IL

1993 Guest Panel, Maryland Public Television, Arts in the Community, Baltimore, MD            

 

TEACHING

2012 - Present, Founder/Director, The Art House Studio, INC, Workshop and Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 -2016 Adjunct Faculty, University of Chicago Graham School, Chicago, IL

2011 - 2016 Faculty, Painting & Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Painting & Drawing, Chicago, IL

2010 -  Exhibitions Staff, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2009 - Teaching Assistant, Painting & Drawing Studio Foundations, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2001 - 2008 Project Director, Youth Network Council, Chicago, IL

2001 - Art Instructor, City Girls, Chicago, IL

1999 - 2001 - Art Instructor, Better Boys Foundation, Chicago, IL

1997 -1999 - Faculty, Visual Art Department, The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago, IL

1993 -1997 - Art Instructor, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, Chicago, IL

1992 -1993  - Artist in Residence, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Baltimore, MD

1992 - Artist in Residence, New Arts Bronze Casting Foundry, Baltimore, MD