Rebecca Simon is an artist based in San Francisco, California. After living in New York City for almost a decade, Rebecca recently decided to move to the west coast for a new adventure.
Rebecca grew up in Syracuse, New York, and she received a BA 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 2010, Rebecca received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City.
Rebeccas paintings seek to reflect the absurd, enigmatic, and often awkward elements of human experience. The figures in her paintings are victims of circumstance; they are often caught in vulnerable or uncomfortable situations. Her paintings invite reflection on cultural norms and expectations, gender dynamics, and feelings surrounding futility or inadequacy. While evoking an underlying sense of disquiet, these paintings dont draw conclusions, but instead present narrative possibilities that ask to be considered.