About THe Artist
Throughout my career as a painter I came to understand that the inner critic had to be eliminated from my process. That originality could only be found by getting out of the way and letting painting paint. My current strategy of simultaneously working on several pieces in progress whose focus varies in materials and approaches helps me stay detached from the outcome and allows me to trust whatever direction I gravitate towards at any given time. No longer do I subject an idea to scrutiny or develop and execute preconceived plans for art making.
I give myself the permission to try my ideas, change direction in the middle of a piece, paint over a seemingly successful painting and maintain a relationship of curiosity with the work, balancing the notions of invention and discovery. My standard shifted from trying to make the best painting I can to needing to be fully engaged in the process and feeling connected to the work. —Rebecca George, 2019
Rebecca George is a mid-career Contemporary American painter (b. 1972) who has maintained an active professional studio in Chicago, IL since 1993; her history of materials has focused on drawing, painting and printmaking. George is represented by The Art House Gallery. She holds a BFA from Maryland, Institute, College of Art (1993), a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Business Management from Spertus Institute (2007) and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009).