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Rebecca Jenness


Rebecca E. Jenness is a Rhode Island artist, her work and identity reference change in the unpredictable stage of Urban-Scapes. Her work explores urban places by using memory, color and interpretation of realism and abstraction. Acrylic paints, inks, and enamels are used on canvas and paper in layering color, connecting memory of urban appeal and grit. Artist’s handmade book currently in progress is titled Urban Spirits.

After a family relocation from the West Coast, Rebecca attended the Museum of Fine Arts, and graduated Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, with a BFA from Southeastern Mass University. Rebecca’s painting residency was at The Cape Cod School of Art. She taught 2001-2017 at the Rhode Island School of Design, CE/PC, and Visual Arts at The Gordon School, RI 1999-2016, and community art programs to present.

Her work is in public and private collections including the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, and she has exhibited internationally. Rebecca’s quick drawing techniques have been published in the book, Paint Lab by Deborah Forman.


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