Rebecca Rippon is a San Francisco artist whose work explores the intersection of nature and constructed spaces. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and was awarded a Cadogan Contemporary Art Award from the San Francisco Foundation. She also holds a BA in English literature from the University of North Florida where she graduated magna cum laude.
Pence Gallery: Good Omens: Davis, CA
Emergent Art Space: The Rhythm of the Blue Marble: Online exhibition
Pence Gallery: The Printed Realm: Davis, CA
Till Richter Museum: Druecker-Simpson Portfolio: Buggenhagen, Germany
1890 Bryant Street Studios: Open Book 3: San Francisco, CA
Diego Rivera Gallery: Assembling(de)Assembling: San Francisco, CA
Swell Gallery: Portals: San Francisco, CA
SOMArts Cultural Center, Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition: San Francisco, CA
Diego Rivera Gallery: Memory Under Construction, San Francisco, CA
Salvage Vanguard Theater: Uncharted: Austin, TX
Solo exhibition, Contraband Coffee Bar: San Francisco, CA
PrintHouston: It Came From the Bayou: Houston, TX
Galleria La Amistad: VI Muestra Internacional, Lima, Peru
Up Collective: Explorations of the Nude Figure: Austin, TX
2013 The Crooked Floor Gallery: We Are Here Together: Austin, TX
Nature and plant life is my visual language, and I developed it as a means of interrogating our reality. Nature has no agenda other than existing and ensuring its continuity. It throws artificiality into stark relief. I am fascinated by the ways in which nature makes its way back in to the structures built to discourage it, or keep it out.
In bringing nature’s small elements to the forefront, I reveal something unseen, invite a new thought process, open a new path upon the one which was already there. My work is rich visual fields of these possibilities for contemplation.
Working in printmaking, I connect my process to nature. As my image builds in layers, it emulates nature’s interconnectedness and complexity. There are elements hidden beneath the surface layer which give shape to what can be seen. Repetition can describe movement or depth. Multiplying images mimics nature’s endless making of copies; from a small selection comes a proliferation, and it expands into the available space.