REBECCA GEORGE IS REPRESENTED BY THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
Rebecca George is a contemporary American painter born in Chicago in 1972. Her use of materials include drawing, painting, mixed-media and printmaking. In recent years, her figure-narrative oil paintings and ink/charcoal drawings moved further into combining suggestive form with abstraction. In late 2016 George's oil paintings went deeper into constructing nonrepresentational paintings, focusing heavily on material and application method. "Art is an action," says George, "a balance of invention and discovery." Rebecca George stresses the importance of maintaining a detachment from the outcome in order for the paintings to evolve independent of conditioning and expectations. The surfaces of George's paintings are highly attended to with gestural compositions continuously pushing into new territory. Her influences include Willem DeKooning, Helen Frankenthaler and Paul Gaugain. She holds a BFA from Maryland, Institute, College of Art (1993), a Master of Arts in Business from Spertus Institute, (2007) and MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009).