Rebecca Potts Aguirre
b. 1982, Montana

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Cellular Connection, Angelica Kauffman Gallery, River Forest, IL
2007 Non-Geologic Maps of Mars, Stain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY   
2006  Lines In The Sand, Kush Café, Curated by Dmitry Gubin, Brooklyn, NY  
Playing In Fields, Grand Central Bar, Brooklyn, NY  
2005 The Ramble, Draker Solar, Burlington, VT  
2004 Waddamana, Community Justice Center, Burlington, VT  
2000  Rebecca Potts, Eye of the Beholder Gallery, Missoula, MT  

Group Exhibitions

2022

  • Color 2022, CICA Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art), South Korea *forthcoming
  • Touch & Go, dA Center For The Arts, Pomona, CA
  • The Bonds of Family, Santa Clarita Arts, Santa Clarita, CA

2021

  • acting balance[d], Spilt Milk Gallery, Online
  • Remembering Together, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
  • Coven, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN 
  • Maternochronics, Online
  • Group Show, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA, Online
  • Art of Water V, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI, Online
  • Sleepwalker, Milcon Gallery, Online
  • Connections, Roaring Artist Gallery, Online, Juror: Adrienne Brown-David
  • Hobson’s Choice 2.0, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Online
  • Group Show 4, Shrine, New York, NY, Online

2020     

  • Powerful Little Things, Roaring Artist Gallery, Online
  • Hope / Revolution, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN
  • Home-Works, Spilt Milk Gallery, Online
  • Here, There, & Elsewhere: Exploring the Idea of Place, Visionary Art Collective, Online, Juror: Svitlana Martynjuk
  • Beyond the Pretty Picture, P.S. Arts Teaching Artist Exhibit, Online
  • TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Paper Mill, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
  • She iS, Catapult Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Art From Afar: The Shape of Content, Off The Cost, Online
  • ART in PLACE (Self-Isolation), Standard Space, Online
  • Willing The Season, Far x Wide, Online
  • Better Homes, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Art + Activism, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2012      GO Open Studio, Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2010     

  • Beyond Bicycles, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA
  • Crafting Place, sUgAR: University of Arkansas Gallery, Bentonville, AR
  • The Annex LA April Exhibition, The Annex LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL, Curated by Sergio Gomez

2009     

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
  • Runneth Over, CBC Satellite Space, St. Louis, MO
  • Undefined, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
  • Black & White, The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO

2008     

  • MISC: Video and Performance, New York Studio Gallery, New York, NY
  • Calculating Art: Mathematics in the Visual Field, Therese A. Maloney Gallery: College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
  • MFA First Year Exhibit: Part 1, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007     

  • Living Gallery Art Party, 128 W. 72nd, New York, NY, Curated by Heather Christensen
  • Big Art Show, Laila Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

2006     

  • Big Art Show, The Cinema, Philadelphia, PA
  • SONYA Stroll Prelude Exhibit, ElevenTen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • La Poisson d’Avril, Frying Pan: Pier 63, New York, NY

2003      Voluminous, Entrepot Gallery: University of Tasmania Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Australia

Collaborative Projects & Exchanges

2022     Imaginary Meadows zine exchange, Reciprocal Works, curated by Katie Ford and River Wharton, Catskill, NY

2021    Creative X Change, Professional practice and critique group, SoLA Contemporary, Mentor: Adrian White, Los Angeles, CA

2021    Stay Home Sketch, a sketch book exchange with Stay Home Gallery represented artists

2020    Never Alone zine exchange, Reciprocal Works, curated by Katie Ford and River Wharton, Catskill, NY

Bibliography

Gracie Kendal, “In the Artist’s Studio – A Photo Essay,” Art and Cake, March 28, 2022.

EriQua Ohh, “Visual Artist – Rebecca Potts Aguirre,” The Artist Unmasked, February 2022.

Victoria J. Fry, “Rebecca Potts Aguirre in Conversation with Victoria J. Fry,” New Visionary Magazine, January, 2022.

Danielle LaBonté, “Time Management as an Art Teacher, Artist, Curator, and Parent with Rebecca Potts Aguirre,” Brewing Up Creativity, September 2021.

Megan Sweet and Susan Andrien, “The Teaching Artist Rebecca Potts,” The Awakening Educator, June 11, 2021.

Studio Visit Artist, I Like Your Work podcast, May 2021.

Meredith Reed, “Rebecca Potts Aguirre,” Ossa Lounge Live, April 8, 2021.

Zara Kand, “Rebecca Potts of Teaching Artist Podcast,”The Gallerist Speaks, January 19, 2021.

Home-works Zine, Spilt Milk Gallery, September 2020.

Victoria J. Fry, Featured Artist + Educator, Visionary Art Collective, September 2020.

Katie Olthoff, “103: Rebecca Potts – Artist, Teacher, Mom of Kindergartener in Los Angeles” on School At Home Podcast, September, 2020.

Kenny Ingersoll, “The Power of Art” on Dread No Mondays podcast, September 10, 2020.

Ashlee Cowles, “Art as Therapy… and More” on The Most Creative Thing, May 2020.

Kris Williams, “Meet Rebecca Potts” in Voyage LA, April 20, 2020.

Studio Visit, Volume 18. A juried selection of international visual artists. The Open Studios Press, edited by Steven T. Zevitas, 2012.

Zhou B. Art Center, National Wet Paint Exhibition Catalogue, curated by Sergio Gomez, Jan-Feb 2010.  

Interviewed on Kemper Art Waves. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. KWUR, St. Louis. April 28, 2009.

Jana Harper, “Artists’ Books 2.0: DIY with POD.” The Blue Notebook, Vol. 2, No. 2.  2008. 

Published Writing

“Navigating Dual Careers,” Column, New Visionary Magazine. April, 2022.

“Adjoa Burrowes in Conversation with Rebecca Potts Aguirre,” New Visionary Magazine, January, 2022.

“Creating a Fourth Culture.” In 20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, edited by Eric P. Clapp, Dec 2010.

Lectures & Artist Talks

Artist Panel Discussion, Touch & Go, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA, April, 2022.

Conference Presentation, Stories from the Field: A Curated Selection of Conversations Around Equity in the Art Classroom from Teaching Artist Podcast, CAEA Annual Conference, November 2021.

Artist Talk, Teaching Artists’ Lounge, November 2021.

Artist Talk, Artist/Mother Critique Groups, October 2021.

Artist Talk, Connections Exhibition Artist Talk Series, Roaring Artist Gallery, April 18, 2021.

Artist Talk, Artist/Mother Critique Groups, September 2020.

20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century Kick-Off Colloquium, Dec 2010, hosted at the Cloud Foundation, Boston, MA, Lecture: “Creating a Fourth Culture.”

Society for Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference: Freeze/Thaw: Cycles in the American Heartland, Oct 2009, Minneapolis, MN, Lecture: “The Blue Gold Thaw.”

 “Artist and Society” panel discussion participant. Moderated by Carmon Colangelo. Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, St. Louis, MO, May 2009.

Artist Talk, Therese A. Maloney Gallery: College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, 2008.

Teaching

2021-PresentVisual Arts K-12 Curriculum Designer, The Art of Education University, Osage, IA
2021-PresentVisual Arts Content Developer, Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY
2017-2021Teaching Artist, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2017-2019Painting Instructor, Paint: Lab, Santa Monica, CA
2014-2015Fine Arts Teacher, International School of Music & Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
2012-2014 Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2010-2012 Teaching Artist, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
2010Arts Workshop Leader, ClimateChangeEducation.org, San Diego, CA
2009 Teaching Assistant, California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, CA
                                  Printmaking courses with Lee Altman 
                                  Design courses with Anthony Ryan and Karen Ruenitz 
2007-2009 Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
                                  Urban Books: Imag(in)ing St. Louis: Environments with Jana Harper
                                  2-D Design with Michelle Oosterbaan
                                  Printmaking Elective: Themed & Boxed with Tom Huck
2004Workshop Instructor, Creative Bookbinding, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2004Mural Service Learning Leader, Youth Environmental Summit, Fairlee, VT

Professional Service

2020–Present Teaching Artists’ Lounge series of meetings & workshops co-facilitated & hosted
2004–Present Admissions Interviewer, Alumni Admissions Committee: Middlebury College
2021Panelist, Artist/Mother Critique Group Artist Talks, Online
2013-2014Fellow, Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA), New York, NY
2012Panelist, Community Arts Grants, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2003-2004Mural Volunteer Coordinator, Incarceration in Question, Rutland, VT

Curatorial

2022Co-Curator, Touch & Go, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
2020–PresentHost & Producer, Teaching Artist Podcast
2020–PresentFounder & Curator, Play + Inspire Gallery
2020Curator, See Where It Takes You, Contemporary Art for Young Audiences, Online
2020Curator, Beyond the Pretty Picture, P.S. Arts Faculty Exhibit, Online
2013-2014Design Committee, Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA), New York, NY
2009Co-Curator, Runneth Over, CBC Satellite Space, St. Louis, MO
2008-2010Visual Arts Editor, ClimateChangeEducation.org
2008-2010Gallery Assistant, Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003-2004Curator, Science Makes Art, Middlebury, VT

Honors, Awards, & Residencies

2022, Artist/Mother Virtual Artist Residency
2021, Curated into the Visionary Art Collective artists directory
2020, Honorable Mention, Artreprenuer Open Call: Summer
2020, Curated into All She Makes directory of women creatives
2015–2017, An Artist Residency in Motherhood
2009, Finalist in the Lulu mini-book contest for the book Blue Gold Thaw 
2007–2008, Laura & William Jens Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis 
2004, Committee on Art in Public Places Award, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Education

2009      MFA, Visual Arts, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, MO
2004      BA, Magna cum laude, Studio Art & Geography, Middlebury College, VT