REBECCA JANE HOUSTON

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Rebecca Jane Houston

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Rebecca is a sculptor, painter and art teacher who has also worked in arts-based community development for many years. She works with many kinds of materials to create works that reflect our own actions back to us. Often working with waste, Houston explores the agency of matter and the power that refuse has over us through our bodies, on human/non-human interactions and on the built and natural environment. Rebecca completed her BFA and MFA at York University and currently lives in Toronto. She is a member of the Akin Collective.


Experience

Faculty at Toronto School of Art
May 2017 – Present Toronto, ON
Course Instructor at Workman Arts
September 2016 – November 2016 Toronto, ON
Teaching Assistant at York University Dep. of Fine Arts Visual Arts
September 1, 2013 – May 30, 2015 Toronto, ON
Coordinator Community Development Institute at Ralph Thornton Centre
April 2012 – March 2013 Toronto, ON
Program Manager at SKETCH Working Arts
June 2002 – August 2010 Toronto, ON

Education

MFA at York University
Sept. 1, 2013 – May 30, 2015 Toronto, ON
BFA Hon. at York University
Sept. 1 2005 – May 30, 2013 Toronto, ON
Geography at Trent University
Sept. 1 1992 – April 30, 1996 Peterborough, Canada

Awards

2014
SSHRC, Joseph Bombardier Graduate Scholarship
2014
Jury’s Choice Award, Grow-Op Jury
2012
Ryan Odette Sculpture Scolarship Award, York University

Exhibitions

2016
Dimensions Variable at The Artist Project, Toronto, ON
2016
Stone and Glass; We are all transient. at Myseum Intersections Festival, Toronto, ON
2015
Repair Centre at Wychwood Barns Peter Mckendrick Community Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015
Grow-Op; a Celebration of Landscape and Place at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2015
Cut Twice at Gales Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015
Encounters at Artscape Yongeplace, Toronto, ON
2014
Fresh Paint, New Construction at Art Mur, Montreal, QC
2014
Grow-Op, a Celebration of Landscape and Place at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Clients

  • Environmental Defence
  • Ripley's Aqarium
  • Riverside BIA
  • Mabelle Arts