Born and raised in Maine, Rebecca Krupke is a seventh generation 'Mainer'. Rebecca's memories are filled with images of playing in her grandparents' attic. She spent many days amongst unfinished canvases of her grandfather, Edward Bailey, who studied art at the Portland School of Art. Seeing the joy on her grandfather's face as he spoke of his days painting in art school planted a seed in Rebecca's heart to carry on where he left off. Each artwork she creates embodies a feeling of rebirth in content and emotion for the subtle, sometimes overseen, moments in life.
Rebecca has shown in over twenty International and National Juried Exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Italy. Rebecca's artwork has been published in 'Words & Images', a book of artwork and poetry published in Portland, Maine and 'The Buzz', Prince Edward Island's Arts and Entertainment magazine as well as numerous juried exhibition catalogues.
"Old homes have a way of softly whispering to those who enter.
If you listen, you'll hear about the lives that were lived within her walls."
In March 2007, Rebecca and Shirley Greer created a duel exhibition at the Galleria Sottoportego in conjunction with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. The exhibit housed in the old city of Venice contained prints and images of the home Rebecca grew up in, along with sound art to accompany each painting. As a Visiting Artist, Krupke also co-taught, during her three weeks at the school, a course on three different Monoprinting techniques.
Her work concentrates on a moment in time. Drastic control of light sets a mood in the viewer. She often concentrates on homes as they represent an extension of the family....in the function of protection and the preservation of childhood memories.