about me

my Background

Exhibitions    * Juried
1985-2014 Venice Art Walk Exhibition, Venice CA *
1987 Main Street Art Studi

 In 2016 Rebecca Marder moved from Venice to Santa Barbara. Her diverse background includes business and development, production design, co-owning restaurants (including the renowned Rebecca’s Restaurant designed by Frank Gehry), BeingOnPurpose coaching, creativity workshops, co-founder of WLA Art Co-Op, and teaches as a SoulCollage facilitator. As a pioneer in the Venice Art Walk, Rebecca united with innovative art movements, such as the Art Studio of Santa Monica, Venice ArtBLOCK, and MOCA Women’s Art Gallery. While she continues to travel to LA to teach workshops, Rebecca is committed to evolving in the vast art communities of Santa Barbara. 

Collage Works : As a subtext in her abstract narrative works Rebecca juxtaposes disparate imagery exemplifying her background in Jungian psychology. Her mixed media art works reflect the tender yet volatile intersection of conflicting universal powers such as nature contrasting invasive over-development, shadows and light. Rebecca continues to explore the relationships and intersections of ambiguous archetypal concepts and symbolisms as they fight for viability, space, virtue and fortitude. Rebecca creates original collages with acrylic paints, inks, paper and pastels on paper and wood, incorporating her photographs in her abstract collages.

Exhibitions    * Juried

1985-2014 Venice Art Walk Exhibition, Venice CA * 1987 Main Street Art Studio, Venice CA - solo exhibit 1988 2013 Venice Art Walk, Venice CA * 1989 Larry Gagosian Studio, Venice CA

1992 West Beach Café, Venice, CA - solo exhibit 1996 Rebecca’s Restaurant, Venice, CA 1996 2004 Capo Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA 1999 Brentwood Restaurant, LA, CA - solo exhibit 2003 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2005 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2006 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA * 2007 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA * 2007 Susan Schramberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA * 2008 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA * 2009 Susan Schramberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2010 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA * 2011 Studio 1260, Santa Monica, CA 2012 Studio 1260, Santa Monica, CA 2013 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA * 2014 Studio 1260, Santa Monica, CA - solo exhibit 2015 The Art Studio Group Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2017 Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA *

2017 Santa Barbara Tennis Club, SB, CA

2017 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA 

2017 Santa Barbara Tennis Club, SB, CA   *

2018 Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA SBAA *

2018 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA 

2018 Santa Barbara Tennis Club, SB, CA *

2019 Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA SBAA 

2019 Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA SBAA *

2019 Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA AAC 

2019 Glenn Davis Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA  

2019 Westmont Ridley Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA *

2019 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA SBAA


quotes

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5/19"I never made one of my discoveries through the process ofrational thinking."       -Albert Einstein 

6/19 "Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self." Alfred North Whitehead

7/19 "Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics." Victor Pinchunk

8/19 Being in our heads can be like being on replay. To create new art it's important to get out of our heads. Even Picasso said that if his work turned out just how he planned it to, it wasn’t a success.  Making art has its inevitable challenges with every "canvas".  If our process unconsciously, organically detours from our conceived idea of our artwork, we often think that it is a mistake.  Not true with art. For it is the very act of embracing and working with these “mistakes” that brings the aliveness in to our work. As in our lives; “mistakes” are so often our souls’ calling us to our deepest self expressions.  So I invite you to let go and allow your creativity to unfold; that's where magic lives.

9/19 "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." J.Gardner

10/19 Follow your heArt : joy and peace will follow.

11/19 "Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."         Stanislaw Jerzy Lee

12/19  Free expression is being alive. Find your passion. Passion is a powerful force that unleashes creativity, so if you're passionate about something you're more willing to take risks. BE ALIVE!

my Inspiration

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My creative practice is a continuous artistic search for raw authencity in environments of nature, urban cities and human forms that are constantly changing.  As I search for subject matter I find simple and complex things of everyday life that when taken out of context become symbolic.

Colors, nature, abstract lines (ie figures and trees) and textures inspire me to paint. As I search for subject matter I find simple and complex things of everyday life that when taken out of context become symbolic. Creative techniques are also inspiration for my artworks, such as photo transfer, overlaying imagery and collaging materials and imagery not usually associated with one another. I am intrigued by the intersections and connections. And then, many of my pieces are directly influenced by my hikes in nature. I love recreating water, trees and wildlife in my work.


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