Available Works

Biography

Rebecca Parkin (b.1973, UK) is a visual artist whose work explores feminine and sometimes masculine myths within popular culture, art history and mythology. Her current series splices together the popular figure of the witch and the siren proposing them as facets of the same story, an ambiguous and dualistic figure utilised historically by both reactionary and progressive agendas. Some of the fictions Rebecca explores begins with purposefully populist and overdetermined subjects, often seeking to subvert through detail. Throughout her investigations, an irrepressible, erotic feminine energy bubbles through. Rebecca looks to create an essence or texture within her fictional subjects which is abundantly and sensuously present, which arrests, holds captive the viewer. Rebecca lives and works in London, UK.

Education

Diploma, Turps Art School, 2020-2021

MA, Royal College of Art, 2007-2009

Press

2021, Sister, Siren, Gorgon, Witch!, Salome Salmacis

Exhibitions

2021, New Contemporaries First Site, Colchester and South London Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2021, Turps Painting Show, Thames Side Studios and Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, Reality Dysmorphia, The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, London, UK (Group)
2018, Fountayne Collective OW Day, Fountayne Road, London, UK (Group)
2017, Synergy, TEDx Tottenham, London, UK (Group)
2016, Fountayne Collective OW Day, Fountayne Road, London, UK (Group)
2016, Learning Curve, 89 Gallery, Sheffield, UK (Group)
2015, Idle Eye, Vout-O-Renee’s, London, UK (Group)
2013, Zeitgeist, Bond House Gallery, Goodwood Road, London, UK (Group)
2011, The Names Have Been Changed, The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, London, UK (Group)
2011, I live in my own world, but it’s ok, they know me here, Elizabeth House, York Road, London, UK (Group)
2011, RCA Secret, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2010, Hell in a Hand Cart, Hoxton Square, London, UK (Group)
2009, Show RCA, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2009, RCA Secret, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2009, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Corner House, Manchester & The Rochelle School, London, UK (Group)
2009, Through the Wall, Rochelle School, East London, UK (Group)
2009, RCA Secret, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2008, Interim Art Show, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2008, Love is an Ocular Sickness, The Hockney Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2008, Caption, The Hockney Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2008, Credit Crunch, Battersea Studios, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2008, Bank of America, Canary Wharf, London, UK (Group)
2008, RCA Secret, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2007, In Unforeseen Circumstances, Waterloo Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2006, The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, UK (Group)
2006, Boyfriends, Waterloo Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2005, A State of Bliss, The Sun and Doves, Coldharbour Lane, London, UK (Solo)
2005, Contemporary Idylls, The Fishe Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2003, Forgotten Letters, The Fishe Gallery, London, UK (Group)
1999, Painting Show, The Fishe Gallery, London, UK (Group)
1998, Painting Show, The Cable Street Gallery, London, UK (Group)
1997, Slippery, The Cable Street Gallery, London, UK (Group)