Rebecca Sherman is a visual artist and Production manager living in Brooklyn, New York.
Her artwork is inspired by New York City’s constant evolution, collective memory, imaginary picture and ultimate essence. The images feature architectural structures and transcendental environments of an urban landscape intoxicated by color and illumination. Based on the idea of a pre-coded landscape, her dream-like metropolis utilizes fragments of the real world in transit.
She has recently begun to integrate, layer and manipulate her traditional practice of painting and drawing with photography, collage, digital technology, projection and installation. Her creative process involves a series repetitive re-interpretations; extending the dialog from one artistic medium and making it available for further elaboration in new media, context and experience. The quixotic reconstruction of the city paints a visual soundtrack for the intangible experience of its changing space.
Her art has been featured in exhibitions at The Affordable Art Fair, Arts@Renaissance, The Amos Eno Gallery, The Broadway Gallery, The Brooklyn Artillery Art Fair, Cameo Gallery, the Chelsea Market Gallery and the Christopher Henry Gallery.
She has 7 years of experience as a Production Manager at ARTnews magazine, an exceptional ability to match or detect differences between colors, and advanced Photoshop skills, including image editing and retouching.
In 2009, she launched her art apparel line BHEKI to apply her art in relevant, functional and accessible context. The totes and tees featured one of a kind designs that collage and re-interpret her paintings with embroidered drawings, digitally printed illustrations and other embellishments. The concept of using a tote or tee as an artist’s canvas has allowed BHEKI to create avant- garde designs with the spirit of contemporary art and “haute couture fashion.” BHEKI has been featured online at Things We Make, Miss Malaprop and Handbag Designer 101. BHEKI products have been available for purchase on her Etsy shop, at various Brooklyn boutiques and at weekly flea markets such as the Brooklyn Flea, Hester Street Fair, The Brooklyn Indie Market and Artist and Fleas.
Rebecca Sherman co- organized an art benefit for the Red Cross’s Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina at the Lower Eastside Gallery at CSVC. In addition, she has co-organized group exhibitions and art collaborative installations at Built Show Room, Creative Pier’s Interactive Art Gallery and the Urban Arts Fest in Castlebraid’s Lofts. In 2010 she organized a creative and conceptual event at the Knitting Factory titled LOVE and afFUNCTION. This event was the first of an art/music/fashion series hosted by Brooklyn Kingdom’s Pop Up shop. She created a blog and print catalogue for the exhibition as well.
Most recently, she exhibited her hybrid genre solo project, Nite Light, in Chashama's 266 Gallery. This exhibit was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.