MFA, BVA University of Alberta, Canada,
|Current Role(s)||Lecturer Printmedia
Rebecca Beardmore grew up in Montreal and came to Sydney to study in 1994. She returned to Canada to complete her MFA in the department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, a Centre for Excellence in Printmaking. She continues to exhibit locally and internationally.
Beardmore's work is situated very much on the boundaries of perception, having a fugitive presence that is almost an absence, in which the viewer is partially reflected, setting up a provocative and shifting relationship between the artist, the work, its meaning and the viewer. The pieces play on the limitations of visual experience, setting up a subtle interplay between image, text and material surface where each layer is presented with such fragility that they cannot be collectively discerned. To engage fully with one involves relinquishing another. It is this unreliable encounter, in which no single layer can be depended on to create coherence, that highlights the increasingly uneasy balance between experience and understanding; the interpretive modes of ‘seeing’ that result in the transient, elastic, interactive world we inhabit.
An extension of this research is the ongoing investigation into commercial print processes (enamel-filled steel etching, UV Flat-bed printing) in a bid to forge greater control and flexibility between digital and hand-pulled print technologies.
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award - WINNER, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, 2010
Seeing Words, Reading Pictures, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, 2009
Beyond Further, 5IVE and 40RTY Gallery, Winston-Salem, 2008
The Edge, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2008
Seeing Between, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, 2008
Grafikens Hus exhibition, Mariefred, Sweden, 2007
The Falun Triennial, Dalarnas Museum, Sweden, 2007
Further, Gallery Wohlleb, Vienna, 2007
Other Lives, UWS Art Gallery, Sydney, 2007
Light, Artereal Gallery, Sydney,2007
Fremantle Print exhibition, Fremantle Print exhibition,2006
'The Edge: A Point of Focus, Southern Graphics Council Conference', UM:DRUCK, 2007
Josh Boerma MFA
Dianne McLaughlin MFA
Sara Sweet MFA
Exchange Partners in Printmedia
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