Drawing predominantly from nature and music, Philadelphia-based artist Rebekah Callaghan uses color to explore space, tenor, and touch. Her work is heavily influenced by an observational practice, though her paintings exist between representation and abstraction. Rebekah’s work evolves through multiple painted layers. This process includes reworking passages, reinventing spaces, and leaving room for spontaneity, but it also allows space for reaction and time for sentiment. Always in search of discovering something new, Rebekah hopes her paintings invite viewers to wander through color and space to celebrate both the act of painting and the joy of looking.
Rebekah has been included in numerous exhibitions across the United States and has a forthcoming solo exhibition in Philadelphia, PA. Her paintings have been included in Forget Good Magazine (Issue 09), the Philadelphia Inquirer, Title Magazine, and L’Officiel Mexico Magazine. Recently, Rebekah’s work was featured in a clothing line in collaboration with the Australian fashion company Gorman. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Rebekah teaches art throughout the greater Philadelphia area where she lives with her husband and two children.