Rebecca Farr

(b. 1973, Los Angeles, California)

Represented by Klowden Mann Gallery

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Rebecca Farr recently exhibited her most recent solo show at Klowden Mann, Out of Nothing and was reviewed by New American Paintings.  In July of 2017 Farr joined the ARK residency and public performance in Paris.  Farr has exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, Istanbul, Paris, Rotterdam, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her work is held in private collections both nationally and internationally, and she recently completed three years as faculty artist in the education department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she has developed a youth driven public works program. Rebecca is the founder of CREATE/ACTION, an artist driven community organizing collective based in Los Angeles. 

 

Education:

1996         Bachelor of Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College

 

Artist Residencies:

2017        The Ark: Center of Plural Disciplinary Experimentation

                  Les Laboratories d’Aubervilliers, Paris, France 

2015         Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017         Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA 

2016         Out of Nothing, Klowden Mann Gallery, Los    Angeles CA

2014          Sweet Broken Now, Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2012          edge, Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2010          RELAY, Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2005         Follies, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia,  

2002         Slip, Saw Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

Group Exhibitions:

 2017        Material Performance, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA  

                The Ark procession, Paris France

                Kamikaze, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016        Elysian Passage- Maiden LA, Elysian Park, Los Angeles Ca

2015        Passengers, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

                source amnesia,  Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014        Thanks for the Mammaries, For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA

                UNESCO International Art Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

2013        Miami Project, Miami, FL

                Texas Contemporary, Houston TX  

                ArtPadSF, San Francisco CA

2012        Were Not Now, Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                Miami Project, Miami, FL, 

                ARTMRKT, San Francisco

2006        5th AnniversaryCreate:Fixate, Los Angeles CA

2005        Ancestories, Colorgraphics, Seattle WA

2003        Figures, Puget Sound Community College, Olympia WA

                Thirteen Days in France, Olympia WA

 

Public Art

2017       Young Wave, WCAB, Van Nuys, CA

2016       library word mural, David Middle School, Compton CA

               Secret garden install and video, Davis Middle School, Compton, CA and Hull Middle School Torrance, CA

2014       Of Self Installation, Hull Middle School- Torrance, CA

2005      YMCA Mural, YMCA Youth Outreach Program, Olympia, Washington

               Stonewall Youth Pride Parade Project, Stonewall Youth, Olympia, Washington

2004      Latino Youth Summit Mural, Centralia Community     College, Centralia, Washington

2003      Latino Youth Conference Mural, Community Cultural Center, Shelton, Washington

 

2016      Founder of CREATE/ACTION, an artist driven, project based  

              activist collective.

              WWW.CREATEACTIONLA.COM

              Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Collections

Sean Whitesell and Maria Quiban, Los Angeles CA

Azadeh Shladovsky, Los Angeles CA

Katherine Holland, Los Angeles CA

Heidi Lender, Amagansett NY

Eileen Uy, Los Angeles CA

Michael Plump, San Francisco CA

Yolande York and Lee Dixon, London, UK

 

 

Bibliography

2017

The Daily, University of Washington Press, November

Material Performance: Part II at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery features candy, makeup and physics

LACMA, Unframed, August

http://unframed.lacma.org/2017/08/02/young-wave-power-young-public-work

NOH/WAVE Podcast, March

http://www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/

2016

Nazish Chunara

Venison Magazine, October

Rebecca Farr's "Out of Nothing"

http://www.venisonmagazine.com/weekly/out-of-nothing

Hagler, Josh,

How to Give a Shit No 7,"

Venison Magazine, December.

http://www.venisonmagazine.com/htgas-no-7.html

Caldwell, Ellen,

Rebecca Farr’s “Out of Nothing” is Everything,”

New American Paintings, November 26.

https://newamericanpaintings.com/blog/rebecca-farrs-“out-nothing”-everything?platform=hootsuite

Nazish Chunara,

"elysian passage"

Venison, August

http://www.venisonmagazine.com/weekly/elysian-passage

Emma Gray,

“Out of Nothing Introduction” – Essay Catalog

Claressinka Anderson-Pugliese,

“Out of Nothing” – Poem Catalog

2015

Artnews

"source amnesia at Klowden Mann"

http://www.artnews.com/2015/07/23/source-amnesia-at-klowden-mann/

2014

New American Paintings

"Rebecca Farr's Sweet Broken Now",

http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/blog/rebecca-farr's-sweet-broken-now

Artsy

"Westward Abstraction: Rebecca Farr's "Sweet Broken Now" at Klowden Mann

http://artsy.net/post/editorial-westward-abstraction-rebecca-farrs-sweet-broken-now

Schad, Ed, 

"For Spacious Skies"- Catalog Essay

2013

 LA, I'm Yours, 

"Combining influences an interview with Rebecca Farr"

http://laimyours.com/40393/combining-influences-an-interview-with-rebecca-farr/

2012

Santa Monica Daily Press, Sarah Sptiz, “On the Edge”