REBECCA NORTON

Louisville, KY
Contact: beccnort81@gmail.com
Born: Louisville, KY

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, 2010
Master’s Thesis Project: Babbling to the Surface
exhibition installation available online

B.F.A., University of Louisville, 2004
Concentration: Painting
Thesis Project: Journals
exhibition installation available online

EXHIBITION RECORD

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Cool Translations, Armature Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Figural Motions, The Artisan Center, Corydon, IN

2013 Glockenspiels, Chashama, New York, NY

2013 Affine Complex, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Babbling to the Surface, Graduate Exhibition, Art Center College of
Design, Pasadena, CA

Collaborative Projects

2015 Sticks, The Yard, Herald Square, New York, NY, (digital interactive installation in collaboration with Eddie Elliot)

2014 What Makes You So Special, 2014 Next Wave Festival, curated by Holly Shen, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (audio installation in collaboration with Lisa Levy)

2014 Into the Arcane of Animation, exhibition installation available online, Active Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (collaboration with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe)

2012 Awkward x 2: The Green Building Exhibition, The Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY (collaboration with Jeremy Gilbert- Rolfe)

2011 Awkward x 2: at The Suburban, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL collaboration with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe)

2009 Green Grass a Looking Glass, Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY (collaboration with Jonathan Swanz, Rachel Kessler, and members of Ohio Valley Creative Energy)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 East Meets West, (with Rachel Ritchford and Julika Lackner), TW Fine Art, Brisbane, QLD

2015 Urban Lawns, MIM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Reactivator, Active Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 For Machine Use Only, curated by Mohammad Salemy, Schneiderel.Home.Studio.Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2014 In Between (2 person exhibition), exhibition installation available online (link 1, link 2), The Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN

2014 Of Internal Affairs, curated by Stacey Reason, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

2014 Of Reckoning, curated by Stacey Reason, Huff Gallery at Spaulding University, Louisville, KY

2014 BRURAL:Shattering Phenomenon, curated by Svetlana Shlyapnikova and Irina Danilova,
Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2014 Vivid Painting, Terrazzo Art Projects, curated by Chris Haub, New York, NY

2013 Curating Contemporary (curated by T.J. Donovan), curatingcontemporary.com

2013 Fritsch Upholstery Shop, Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk (SAW), Brooklyn, NY

2012 Knowhere Gallery, Louisville, KY

2011 Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY

2010 Hertz Galerie, Louisville, KY

2009 GLAMFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2009 Discovered/Undiscovered, curated by Michael & Sirle Gold, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

“Displacement Paths,” Network Ecologies, a multimedia digitally-designed
edited collection, edited by Amanda Starling Gould and Florian Wiencek, online, Franklin Humanities Institute, Summer 2016.

“Hot Mess: Teasing the Skin,” in Vestiges_00: Ex-statis, beauty as the
experience of the limit
, Black Sun Lit, Winter 2015.

“Hot Mess: Breaking the Skin,” Black Sun Lit, online, August 6, 2014.

“Chaos, Complexity and Double Vision,” Abstract Critical, online, co-authored with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, May 29, 2014.

“Drawing in Abstract Painting; Ten Perspectives,” Abstract Critical, online, February 20, 2014.

Durbin, Nicole, “Speed Being Playful: Into the Arcane of Animation,” Arts in
Bushwick, online, January, 2014.

“Lecture for Chicago,” in The Brooklyn Rail, co-authored with Jeremy
Gilbert-Rolfe, October, 2012.

“Bodies in Space,” Bodies in Space, online, co-authored with Jeremy Gilbert-
Rolfe, March, 2012.

PUBLISHED DIGITAL PROJECTS

“The Edge Libraries: Art at the Edge,” Networked Ecologies, online, summer 2016.

COMMUNITY RADIO/BLOG

2012-13 Content Contributor, “East and Abroad,” ARTxFM, Louisville, KY

2013 Content Contributor and Producer, Arts in Bushwick Radio, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Content Contributor, Arts in Bushwick Blog, Brooklyn, NY

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2014 Digital Fabrication Residency, online, November-December

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2014 See.Me 2013 Year in Review Painting Category Winner, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Puffin Foundation Grant (awarded to Awkward x 2, with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe), Teaneck, NJ

2007-10 Merit Scholarship, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2003 Allen R. Hite Merit Scholarship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

1999-2003 Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Merit Scholarship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

REVIEWS, ARTICLES, CATALOGUES, & INTERVIEWS

Heidel, Amanda, Interview, “The Nature of Shapes,” Amanda Heidel, (blog),
September 29, 2015.

Martin, Carly, Interview, “Studio Visit with Rebecca Norton,” See.Me, (blog),
May 8, 2014.

Durbin, Nicole, “Speed Being Playful: Into the Arcane of Animation,” Arts in
Bushwhick, January, 2014.

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, “New Directions in Geometric Painting,” The
Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction, edited by Jorge Daniel
Veneciano, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press), 2012.

Gifford, Chelsea, “Art: Deconstructing Light,” Leo Weekly, May 16, 2012.

Kushner, Marc, “In Louisville, Influenced by Mondrian,” Architects + Artisans,
online, May 8, 2012.

Clark, Peter, “Awkward x 2 gives the Green Building a real gift,” Louisville
Magazine, online, May 3, 2012.

Robinson, Walter, “Chocolate as (Bittersweet) Art,” Weekend Update, (blog),
March 14, 2012.

Shaw, Terri, “Actors Theater of Louisville Art Gallery Exhibitions,”
Louisville Magazine, online, September 3, 2011.

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, “La Belleza: Un Conflicto en Desuso,” Exit Express,
Issue #53, June, 2010.

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, “Olivia Booth and Rebecca Norton,” BOMB, Number
114, Winter, 2010.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/CRITIQUES

2015 Lecture/Presentation, MFA Computational Media, Duke University, October 5.

2015 Lecture/Presentation, “Visual Expressions of Networked Geometries,” The Ruppert Commons for Research + Technology Collaboration, Duke University, April 20, 2015.

2014 “Life Cycles: Women Abstractionists Working in the Arts,” panelist, Brooklyn Public Library, May 28.

2014 Lecture/Presentation, “Awkward x 2” (with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe), University of Minnesota, March 3.

2013 Presentation, “Affine Complex,” The Yard, Brooklyn, NY, January 28.

2013 Presentation, “Awkward x 2: Taking it from the Top” (with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe), MOCAtv, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Lecture/Presentation, Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, “Awkward x 2: Lightness in Design, Collaboration, and a note about the Face” (with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe), Art Center College of Design, Berlin Program, Berlin, Germany, November 17.

2011 Lecture/Presentation, Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, “Awkward x 2: What We Think We’re Doing” (with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 25.

2011 Lecture/Presentation, Graduate Critiques, “Awkward x 2: What We Think We’re Doing” (with Jeremy-Gilbert-Rolfe), Northwestern University, October 24.

2010 Presentation, Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, “Iridescence and Messiness” (with Jeremy-Gilbert-Rolfe), University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, December 1.

2010 Presentation, “J.M.W Turner’s Seascapes,” Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 30.