2011 Season II

Artist Statement/ Biography

Rebecca's work explores individual and situational tension through the prism of absurdity, humor, and poignancy. Ranging in subjects from awkward family gatherings to the downtrodden Wall Street banker, her paintings engage the viewer and invite reflection on contemporary themes of gender, morality, and power.


Rebecca Simon is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in 1983 and grew up in Syracuse, New York. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. The following year, Rebecca attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a post-baccalaureate certificate in painting. In January 2010, Rebecca received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Rebecca recently participated in the Chashama North Artist Residency in Pine Plains, NY, and her work has been exhibited in galleries in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester, Philadelphia, and Edinburgh.