b. 1982, Montana
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

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

Selected Exhibitions

2020      Home-Works, Spilt Milk Gallery (Online)

             Here, There, & Elsewhere: Exploring the Idea of Place, Visionary Art Collective, Juror: Svitlana Martynjuk (Online)

             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

2015–2019 The Pregnancy Pause. (Designer of human life, Prague, Czech Republic & 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, 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

              Non-Geologic Maps of Mars, Stain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY *solo

              Big Art Show, Laila Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

2006      Big Art Show, The Cinema, Philadelphia, PA

              Lines In The Sand, Kush Café, Curated by Dmitry Gubin, Brooklyn, NY *solo

              SONYA Stroll Prelude Exhibit, ElevenTen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              Playing In Fields, Grand Central Bar, Brooklyn, NY *solo

              La Poisson d’Avril, Frying Pan: Pier 63, New York, NY

2005      The Ramble, Draker Solar, Burlington, VT *solo

              Shitcopter, Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY

2004      We Stole Her Portfolio, The Waiting Room, Burlington, VT *solo

              The Ramble, Rose Street Gallery, Burlington, VT

              Waddamana, Community Justice Center, Burlington, VT   *solo

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

2000      Rebecca Potts, Eye of the Beholder Gallery, Missoula, MT *solo

Bibliography & Lectures

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

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

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

“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. 

Teaching

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, Czech Republic
2012–2014            Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2010–2012            Teaching Artist, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
2010                      Arts 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
2004                      Workshop Instructor, Creative Bookbinding, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2004                      Mural Service Learning Leader, Youth Environmental Summit, Fairlee, VT

Curatorial & Design

2020                     Co-Curator, See Where It Takes You, Contemporary Art for Young Audiences (Online)
2020                     Co-Curator, Beyond the Pretty Picture, P.S. Arts Teaching Artist Exhibit, (Online)
2020–Present        Host, Teaching Artist Podcast
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, ClimateChangeEducation.org
2008–2010            Gallery Assistant, Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003–2004            Curator, Science Makes Art, Middlebury, VT

Honors, Awards, & Residencies

2020, Curated into All She Makes directory of women creatives
2017–2019, 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