Rebecca Bird received her BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2000, having attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in 1999.  She was a Fulbright Fellow to Japan in Painting 2000-1, researching Nihonga.  Before university she apprenticed in egg tempera painting with painter Michael Bergt.  Her painting concentrates around time recorded in material and animation of matter.  Her open practice includes animation, narrative, performance and collaborations of many kinds. 

 

In 2019 Bird completed Intent & Assembly, a 91-foot-long commissioned painting for Building Cure™, the new immunotherapy lab of Seattle Children’s Research Institute. 

 

Bird has had solo shows at Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles (2019, 2017, 2015, 2011, 2009), Russel Day Gallery, Everett, WA (2017), Voookhyang, Seoul (2016), William Holman Gallery, New York (2015), Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2003) and other venues.  She has performed at the Hammer Museum, The Armory Show, Fumetto Festival and Issue Project Room, and shown her animation at Lincoln Center, the Everhart Museum and on Triple Canopy and The New York Times online.  Her paintings have appeared in the Paris Review and Harper’s Magazine.  She is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies.  Her work is held in public and private collections including MOMA, NY.

 

From 2007 to 2011 she drew Middle Kingdom relief fragments for the Metropolitan Museum on site in Dashur, Egypt.  She has painted many carousels for amusement parks around the world.

 

Currently Rebecca Bird curates the artist run space Tomato Mouse in Brooklyn. 

Education 

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