Biography & CV

Biography

Rebecca Taber is a British Artist 1976 born in London UK, living and working in Pau France. Working in painting, drawing and film. Her work is largely concerned with the process of transformation & evolving states of being. From dark to light. The essential elements of life are very important to her practice and also the materiality using either paint, ink or film to portray the essence of being human. Enveloping the viewer and inviting them to dance in the light.

Taber has shown extensively in the UK, Europe and USA. Represented between 2005-2009 by Nettie Horn Gallery, showing at Miami ArtBasel 2008, recipient of  Artist of Exceptional Achievement Award by California Arts Council 2009. Residencies include – Hickster Projects Rome & Siena 2018, Siena Arts Institute 2010, KALA Arts Institute Oakland California,USA 2008, Can Serrat, Barcelona, 2007. Recent exhibitions include, The Gift Giver, Salon des Muses, Paris 2022, Studio Baustelle, Berlin 2018, Westminster Houses of Parliament, Make a Mark 30 British Female Painters, Barry Bliss Filmaker 2019, Proud Archivist Gallery, Haggerston London sponsored by R&V Foundation, Poet in the City, National Poetry Day 2016. Collections include, Siena Art Institute Siena Founded by Getty Family and Coca-Cola Foundation UK.

Upcoming exhibitions – Venice Biennale 2024 – Collatoral Events, Gyöngy Laky USA & Rebecca Taber UK/France Curated by Mimma Begovic  Split, Croatia

“What Rebecca offers us are images that can be read in a variety of ways as we travel across the canvases and encounter there surface textures and visual depths for ourselves. The reward of looking at her work comes when the paintings’ different elements conjoin and communicate their intense energy and excitement. Rebecca has described this as a ‘sharing of enjoyment’- a fusion between her creative process and our act of looking.

EDUCATION

2006    MFA Painting Bath Spa University U.K

2001    BA In Architecture Brighton University U.K

2000    In Architecture, Escuela Massana, Barcelona Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023    A Gift from the Garden – Maison Saint Pé, Beraut, Gers

2022    The Gift Giver – Salon des Muses, 16e Paris

2017    ‘Wunderkammer’, CAB, France

2016    ‘Je Est Un Autre’ – Proud Archivist Gallery, Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation, London

2016    John Mitchell Gallery, Rebecca Taber Paintings, Mayfair, London

2011    A City Discovered, Siena Art Institute founded by John Paul Getty III, Siena, Italy

2010    Rebecca Taber Paintings, Bay Gallery, London

2008    A Figure of Speech, Site Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2007    Beginnings, The Brick Lane Gallery London

2003    Passions, LG Gallery, The Strand, London

2002    Ensign Gallery, London

2002    Durbins, supported by the Courtauld Institute London, Guildford, Barnaby Wright Curator

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    ‘Making a Mark’, Analogue Photography Project, Portraits of 30 British Female Painters, Palace of Westminster, London

2018    Anthropocene, Studio Baustelle, Berlin

2014    Galerie Sardac, Works On Paper, London

2011    Women Painters Siena Art Institute, Siena Italy

2008    Residency Exhibition Heinz Factory Berkeley San Francisco, USA

2008    Begin Anywhere, 23HAM San Francisco, California, USA

2008    Lattitude Gallery, NYCAMS, New York

2008    St Josephs Hospice, London

2008    Miami Basel Aqua NETTIE HORN, Miami USA

2007    Bridge Art Fair, NETTIE HORN, Saatchi Gallery, London

2007    Beauhemia, NETTIE HORN, London,

2006    Revolver Short Film Festival, Shaftsbury, UK

2006    Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

2005    Works on Paper, Flux Factory, New York

2005    Art in Mind, ADI Gallery, Shoreditch, London 

2005    ARTAID Royal College of Art, London

COLLECTIONS

Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

Poet in the City, London

Coca-Cola Great Britain, London

Gowling WLG, London

PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS

2022    Smithsonian – Gyongy Laky Studio Practice

2019    Mind Marrow on Make a Mark 30 British Female Painters

2007    The Guardian

2005    Rebecca Taber Introduction ArtAid Catalogue RCA,

2004    University of London, London College of Fashion, Introduction “Stefan Dunlop Painting”

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2018    Hickster Projects, Artist Residency Rome & Siena Italy

2017    CAB Resident Curator, Lectoure.

2010    Studio Residency, Gyöngy Laky, San Francisco, California.

2010    WESTAF – California Arts Council “Extraordinary Artist”

2009    Artist exchange Rose Shakinovsky & Claire Gavronsky, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008     23HAM Berkeley, San Francisco, California

2008    KALA Institute for the Arts, San Francisco, California

2007    Can Serrat Residency, Monserrat, Barcelona

2005    Residency with Rose Shakinovsky & Claire Gavronsky, Florence, Italy

2000    Vitra Design Workshops, Boisbuchet, France

CURATORIAL WORK

2002 –  2005 Director, Ensign Gallery, London

2008 –  2010 Siena Art Insitute European Liason & Cane Fantasma– Drawn Together Exhibition Siena,IT

TEACHING & LECTURES

2019    2023 Drawing Tutor K7 Media

2013    Constructed Realities – paper Title ‘The Spiritual in Art’ Cornelius Foundation Magnas, Provence