Painting by Rebecca Elves
Rebecca Elves is a multidisciplinary artist based in Kent. Recent exhibitions include solo show The House Was Like Her at Daphne Oram Gallery, Canterbury, What I See I’ll Never Tell at Wilder Gallery, London (2021), The Studio at 4 a.m. at Hastings Contemporary (2020), and two-person show Plus One with Catherine Anyango Grünewald at Limbo Arts, Margate (2019). In 2016 she graduated from the Royal College of Art, where she received the Gordon Peter Pickard Award to make drawings in Montréal. Rebecca draws stories lurking in the spaces between clay forms, pencil marks, and painted gestures. She is equally influenced by moments glimpsed from the literary worlds she likes to burrow inside, and the chalky Kentish coastline. Rebecca is currently a fully funded practice-based PhD student at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she was awarded a 2021 British Council Venice Research Fellowship. Margate