biography

biography

Born in Chicago, USA. Currently lives and works in London.

education

The Chelsea College of Art And Design, London, MA Fine Art, 2012
The Chelsea College of Art And Design, London, Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art, 2010

exhibitions

Solo Show

2017
Room, Vincent Van GoghHuis Museum, Van GoghGalerie, Zundert, NE, 2017

Selected Group Shows

2019
Woodlands, curated by Tim A Shaw and Niamh White of Hospital Rooms, Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich, UK (publication)
The Roulote Projectos Artisticos, JustLX, Lisbon, Portugal (invited)
One of One, After Projects, London, UK
Stop, Look, Listen, Feel, Platform Projects, Battersea Evolution, London, UK
Capitulo I, AMAC, Lisbon, Portugal

2018     
Pacific Breeze, White Conduit Projects, London, UK
Paper Cuts,
Kristian Day at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The Florence Trust Summer Show
, The Florence Trust, London, UK (publication)
IN QUOTES, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK
The Florence Trust Winter Open, London, UK

2017       
Control to Collapse, Blyth Gallery, London, UK (co-curated, with a publication)
PIY PaintLounge, Sluice Biennial, London, UK
Make a Mark (Top 30 Contemporary Female Painters in London), ArtHouse1 Gallery, London, UK (publication)
Creekside Open 2017, Prizewinner, selected by Alison Wilding RA, A.P.T. Gallery, London, UK
This Space is Occupied, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

2016       
Paper Cuts, Kristian Day at Transition Gallery, London, UK
Dentons Art Prize Autumn/Winter 2016, Shortlist Exhibition, London, UK (publication)
Platform Projects @ Art Athina 2016, LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES Athens, Greece
Pool, Griffin Gallery, London, UK (co-curated, with a publication)

2015
The Poor Door, A-side B-side Gallery, London, UK
En Plein Air, curated by Clair Joy, Bloomsbury Square, London, UK

2014
Things That Don’t Breathe, The Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK
Passport to Pimlico May Day, Curated by Lana Locke, Churchill Garden Estates, London, UK

2013       
Slice, The Hanmi Gallery, London, UK (co-curated)
The ArtLacuna Prize 2013, ArtLacuna Gallery, London, UK
neo:artprize2013 Exhibition, neo:gallery22, Bolton, UK
SHIFT, The Hanmi Gallery, London, UK
3 Cases and a Carry On, Dianich Gallery, Vermont, USA

2012
The Griffin Art Prize, The Griffin Gallery, London, UK
The Art Cabin, Group Show with George Little and Soo Eun Baik, London, UK
The Chelsea College of Art and Design MA Fine Art Degree Show, London, UK
The Chelsea Collective, The Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, UK
MA Fine Art Interim Show, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

 

awards and residencies

Hospital Rooms Commission, Woodlands Project, Ipswich NHS 136 Suite, ACE Funded Charity, 2018 – 2019
Creekside Open 2017, Prizewinner, selected by Alison Wilding, RA

PADA Studios Residency, February 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
The Florence Trust Residency 2017–2018, London
The Vincent van GoghHuis Museum Artist-in-Residence, May 2017, Zundert, NE
The Bothy Residency 2015, Isle of Eigg, Hebrides, Scotland

Dentons Art Prize, Shortlisted 2016
APT Curatorial Fellowship, Shortlisted 2014
The ArtLacuna Prize Residency, Shortlisted 2013
The Griffin Art Prize, Shortlisted 2012


Rebecca Byrne is an American artist and curator based in London. In 2012 she completed her MA Fine Art from The Chelsea College of Art and Design. Byrne then co-founded PaintUnion in 2012, a discussion group for artists around ideas in contemporary painting, she also co-ran PIY PaintLounge at Sluice in 2017.  Byrne was recently commissioned by the arts mental health charity Hospital Rooms for a project at Ipswich NHS. 

Recent exhibitions include the solo show Room, at The Van GoghGalerie, Netherlands (2017). Group exhibitions include Stop Look Listen Feel, Platform Projects, Battersea Evolution (2019); The Florence Trust Summer Show, St. Saviours ChurchLondon (2018); IN QUOTES, Gerald Moore Gallery, London (2018);  Control to Collapse, Blyth Gallery, London (2017); PIY PaintLounge, Sluice Biennial 2017, London (2017); The Creekside Open 2017, Prizewinner, selected by Alison Wilding, RA; A.P.T. Gallery, London (2017); I Really Miss You Until You’re Here, White Conduit Projects, London (2017); and ‘Art Athina’ with Lubomirov-Easton Gallery, Athens (2016). 

Byrne’s work is in private collections in the US, UK, Europe and Canada, including the collection of The Vincent Van GoghHuis Museum in the Netherlands and the Hogan Lovells Collection.