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Rebecca van Gennip- Artist 

Rebecca van Gennip (she/her) is a fine artist based in Georgina, Ontario, and has a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours degree with a major in Visual Art, and a minor in Art History from Queen's University. 

"My paintings explore my experience of navigating loss through the domestic space of home. Home is a place that represents familiarity, and allows vulnerability, and the fragility of life is expressed through delicate scenes with uneasy undertones. I investigate the metaphor of the interior as the spaces within my mind, and how personal possessions can be personified to communicate my thoughts. My chosen technique of alla-prima oil painting adds emotional depth with blurry, fluid textures that replicate flashbacks or tear-flooded eyes. Currently, this navigation of universal hardships is contemplated through the lens of memories and unpacking generational emotions. I continue to reflect on how intense losses have shaped my life and offer comfort to others through how I visually communicate this inevitable journey."

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Education 

2019- 2023

Queen's University

Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors. Major in Visual Art, minor in Art History

Involvement Roles

2023

Life drawing model volunteer for the collaborative Musikki X AGNES fundraising event for BFA graduating exhibition: Offline

2023

Grant writing and fundraising volunteer for the 2023 Queen's University BFA graduating exhibition: Offline

2020- 2022

Board of Directors, Member-at-Large. Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario

2020

2020

2020

Co-chair of the Governance Committee at Union Gallery

Member of the Fundraising sub-committee at Union Gallery

Member of the 2020 Skeleton Park Arts Festival x Union Gallery collaboration sub-committee

Awards 

2022

Honourable Menion - Kingston School of Art 2022 Juried Exhibition 

2019

 Outstanding Visual Arts Award, Uxbridge Secondary School, Ontario

2018

Honorable Mention- Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

Exhibitions / Publications

2023

December Fleck Holiday Show, Elaine Fleck Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

2023

September Fleck Fine Art Show, Elaine Fleck Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

2023

Uxbridge Art in the Park. Elgin Park, Ontario.

2023

The 62nd Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) 

Toronto, Ontario.

2023

Offline: BFA Graduating Exhibition.

Kingston, Ontario.

2023

The Tea Room - March Artist Spotlight.

Queen's University, Kingston Ontario.

2023

Perspectives on Gender, Equity, and Politics Journal (PGEP): 2022-2023 Issue 

2023

Ultraviolet Magazine 2022/23 Annual Print + Digital Publication

2023

(B)etter (F)utures (A)head - Group Exhibition 

Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario. 

2022

Winter Makers Market, Kingston School of Art, Kingston Ontario 

2022

17th Annual Inquiry@Queen's Undergraduate Research Conference Panel

2022

Kingston School of Art Annual Juried Exhibition, Kingston Ontario

2022

39th Annual Kingston Women's Art Festival, Kingston Ontario

2022

Cezanne's Closet Virtual Fundraiser at the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario

2022

Error - Group Exhibition at the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario

2021

Hope Survived Juried Art Exhibition, Kingston Ontario

2021

 Together We Tile - Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario

2019

Queen's Undergraduate Review - 33rd Issue

2019

FORM 2.0 : Making in 3D. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston ON

2018

Oshawa Art Association 50th Annual Juried Exhibition. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

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