Rebecca Potts

b. 1982, Helena, MT
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA


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

Solo Exhibitions

2007      Non-Geologic Maps of Mars, Stain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006      Rebecca Potts, Kush Café, Curated by Dmitry Gubin, Brooklyn, NY
              Playing In Fields, Grand Central Bar, Brooklyn, NY
2005      The Ramble, Draker Solar, Burlington, VT
2004      We Stole Her Portfolio, The Waiting Room, Burlington, VT
              Waddamana, Community Justice Center, Burlington, VT  
2000      Rebecca Potts, Eye of the Beholder Gallery, Missoula, MT  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016      Videoart IV, Café Sladkovsky, Prague, Czechia
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
2010      National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Curated by Sergio Gomez, Chicago, IL
2009      Faculty Show, California State Summer School for the Arts, CalArts, Valencia, CA
              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, Curated by Heather Christensen, New York, NY
              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
2005      Shitcopter, Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY
2004      The Ramble, Rose Street Gallery, Burlington, VT
2003      Voluminous, Entrepot Gallery: University of Tasmania Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Australia

Bibliography & Lectures

“Creating a Fourth Culture.” In 20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, edited by Eric P. Clapp, Dec 2010.
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.”
Zhou B. Art Center, National Wet Paint Exhibition Catalogue, curated by Sergio Gomez, Jan-Feb 2010.
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.
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. 


2017–Present        Teaching Artist, P.S. Arts, El Segundo, CA
2017–2019            Painting Instructor, Paint: Lab, Santa Monica, CA
2014–2015            Fine Arts Teacher, International School of Music & Fine Arts, Prague, Czechia
2012–2014            Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2010–2012            Teaching Artist, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
2010                      Arts Workshop Leader,, 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
2004                      Workshop Instructor, Creative Bookbinding, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2004                      Mural Service Learning Leader, Youth Environmental Summit, Fairlee, VT

Curatorial & Design

2013–2014            Fellow, Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA), New York, NY
2009                      Co-Curator, Runneth Over, CBC Satellite Space, St. Louis, MO
2008–2010            Visual Arts Editor,
2008–2010            Gallery Assistant, Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003–2004            Curator, Science Makes Art, Middlebury, VT

Honors, Awards, & Residencies

2015–Present, 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