Artist Bio

Born and raised in Maine, Rebecca Krupke is a seventh generation ‘Mainer’. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine with a double degree in Studio Art and Art History both magna cum laude in the year 2002.

Rebecca’s memories are filled with images of playing in her grandparents’ attic. She spent many days amongst unfinished canvases of her grandfather, Edward Bailey, who studied art at the Portland School of Art. Seeing the joy on her grandfather’s face as he spoke of his days painting in art school planted a seed in Rebecca’s heart to carry on where he left off. After his death in 1995, Rebecca started creating work full time. Now each artwork she creates embodies a feeling of rebirth in content and emotion.

Rebecca has shown in over twenty International and National Juried Exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Italy. Rebecca’s artwork has been published in ‘Words & Images’, a book of artwork and poetry published in Portland, Maine and ‘The Buzz’, Prince Edward Island’s Arts and Entertainment magazine as well as numerous juried exhibition catalogues.

She received a grant in 2003 from the Printmakers’ Council of Charlottetown to be an artist-in-residence and subsequently spent six months in Prince Edward Island, Canada producing a concentrated body of prints, paintings and drawings based on her experience away from home. At the end of her residency, Rebecca’s installation artwork embodied sound, vision, smell as well as tactile senses while walking through the space to evoke memory recall within the viewers.

In March 2007, Rebecca and Shirley Greer created a duel exhibiton at the Galleria Sottoportego in conjunction with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. The exhibit housed in the old city of Venice contained prints and images of the home Rebecca grew up in, along with sound art to accompany each painting. As a Visiting Artist, Krupke also co-taught, during her three weeks at the school, a course on three different Monoprinting technics.

Her work concentrates on a moment in time. Drastic control of light sets a mood in the viewer. She often concentrates on homes as they represent an extension of the family….in the function of protection and the preservation of childhood memories.

    “Old homes have a way of softly whispering to those who enter.
If you listen, you’ll hear about the lives that were lived within her walls.”


Rebecca Krupke

Education -
1997 – 2002 BA in Studio Art & Art History at University of Maine; Orono, ME

Solo & Group Exhibitions -
March, 2013 ‘Intown Artwalk’ ; GB Studios 31 Central St., Bangor, ME
April, 2012
Collection of Paintings; Solo exhibit at Maine Maven, Orono,ME
November, 2011 ‘Seasoned Eyes: Collaboration Project between two artists for entire year'; Bangor Public Library; Bangor, ME
June, 2011 ‘Land & Sea’ Group Exhibit with Atlantic Art Glass; Ellsworth, ME
September, 2010 ‘Intown Artwalk’ Group Exhibit with EMDC; 40 Harlow St., Bangor, ME
March, 2010 ‘Intown Artwalk’ Group Exhibit with Greg Bennett; 31 Central St. Studio, Bangor, ME
September, 2008 ‘Summers End’ Group Exhibit; J Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
June, 2008 ‘Collection of Works'; Earth First Gallery, Bangor, ME
March, 2008 ‘Triad'; Group Exhibit; Boyd Place, Bangor, ME
December, 2007 ‘Past Ten Years’;Maine Discovery Museum; Bangor, ME
August, 2007 ‘Up Close’;Centre for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
May, 2007 ‘The Harmony; Oil Paintings with Sound Art; Details Art Gallery; Charlottetown, PEI CANADA
March, 2007 ‘Poetry of Home‘; Prints, Paintings & Sound Art; Scuola Internazionale di Grafica;
Galleria Sottoportego; Venice, ITALY
October, 2006 ‘Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005′;Centre for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
September, 2006 ‘Love Me or Leave Me; Oil Paintings; The Stadler Gallery ; Kingfield, ME
September, 2006 Group Show‘; Oil Paintings; The Window Tree Gallery ; Brunswick, ME
July, 2006 ‘Details Within‘; Collection of Prints; University of Maine Machias Art Galleries ; Machias, ME
May, 2006 ‘The Poetry of Homes‘; Oil Paintings; Details Art Gallery; Charlottetown, PEI CANADA
March, 2006 ‘Still Life';Capital Building; Augusta, ME
January, 2006 ‘Still Life’;Centre for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
July, 2005 ‘Still Life: exploring private homes made public’; Bangor Public Library; Bangor, ME
November, 2004 ‘Welcome Home’;Bangor Public Library; Bangor, ME
June, 2004 Oil Paintings; Village Pottery; New London, PEI, CANADA
May, 2004 ‘A Splendid Camaraderie‘; Oil Paintings; Details Art Gallery; Charlottetown, PEI CANADA
October, 2003 ‘To Be Moved’; Installation piece; ArtZone Gallery Charlottetown, PEI CANADA
March, 2003 ‘Ornament as Content'; Group Exhibition; Hay Gallery, Portland, ME
August, 2002 Oil Paintings; Island Artisans Gallery; Bar Harbor, ME
July, 2002 ‘Victoria Mansion Series'; Leapin’ Lizard Gallery; Bar Harbor, ME & Northeast Harbor, ME
May, 2002 ‘Victoria Mansion'; Solo show; Expanding Horizons, Charlottetown, PEI, CANADA
December, 2001 ‘Speak to Me’ Installation; Lord Hall, Univ. of Maine. Orono, ME
June, 2001 ‘4 Words, 4 Printmakers'; Trefoil Design Firm; Orono, ME
March, 2001 Bangor Framing Co.; Bangor, ME
May, 2000 Intown Arts Center Exhibit; Bangor, ME
Spring, 1999 Hauck Auditorium Exhibit; Orono, ME

Juried Exhibitions -
May, 2011 BPL; Bangor Art Society Juried Show; Bangor, ME
March, 2011 Waterville Public Library, Waterville Arts Council;Waterville, ME
May, 2010 BPL; Bangor Art Society Juried Show; Bangor, ME
March, 2010 Waterville Opera House, Waterville Arts Council; Judges Choice Award for ‘Autumn in the Air'; Waterville, ME
March, 2009 The Blue Marble Gallery, Waterville Arts Council; Special Merit in Oils for ‘Weathering Heights'; Waterville, ME
August, 2007 ‘Upclose’;Centre for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
April, 2006 Waterville Arts Council; Second Place in Oils for ‘Nutmeg & Old Spice'; Waterville, ME
May, 2005 Bangor Art Society Juried Show; Bangor, ME
April, 2004 Waterville Arts Council; Honorable Mention in Printmaking; Waterville, ME
November, 2003 Prints U.S.A. 2003; Springfield Art Museum; Springfield, MO
October, 2003 28th Annual Open Show; 405 Gallery; Roseville, CA
September, 2003 American Landscape & Still Life; The Studio Gallery; Hays, KS
April, 2003 16th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper; Abercrombie Gallery Lake Charles, LA
April, 2003 HandPulled Prints XI; StoneMetal Press, San Antonio, TX
December, 2002 National Juried Works on Paper; Brand 32 Gallery; Glendale, CA
September, 2002 Blanche Ames Regional Art Competition; Friends of Borderland; North Easton, MA
July, 2002 Art International; Golden Key Honors Society; Honorable Mention in Printmaking; Clarkston, GA
June, 2002 Fra Angelico Art Foundation Exhibition; Gallery 37; Chicago, IL
May, 2002 Bangor Art Society Juried Show; First Place in Mixed Media; Bangor, ME
May, 2002 53rd Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Exhibition; Silvermine Guild Gallery; New Canaan, CT
May, 2002 22nd National Print Exhibition at Artlink; Fort Wayne, IN
April, 2002 Waterville Arts Council; Waterville, ME
April, 2002 Maine/Maritime International Flatworks 2002; Presque Isle, ME
April, 2002 Plain Arts IV International Juried Exhibition; Pittsburg, KS
October, 2001 Historic Downtown Bangor Photo Exhibition; Bangor, ME
May, 2001 Ntnl Small Prints Exhibition; Creede Arts Council; Creede, CO
May, 2001 Domestic Revival: Victoria Mansion Exhibition; Portland, ME
March 2001 Next Generation; Center for ME Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
March 2001 Waterville Arts Council; Waterville, ME
January, 2001 Red; Cambridge Art Association; Cambridge, MA
Summer, 2000 Bangor to Bangor; Seacourt Print Press, Bangor, IRELAND
April 1998-2002 Student Art Show; UMaine Museum of Art; Orono, ME

Published Artwork -
Press Release Italia Scuola Internazionale di Grafica-Poetry of Homes; ‘Leave Me’oil on canvas; Copyright 2007 by Press Release Italia.
The Original Irregular ‘Older Homes & Earth Vistas at Stadler Gallery'; ‘Disappointed House’ oil on canvas; August-September Edition; Copyright 2006.
The Buzz Magazine May Edition of Prince Edward Islands Arts & Entertainment; Copyright 2006 by The Buzz.
McNeese Works on Paper McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Show
Stone Metal Press Pack HandPulled Prints XI; Stone Metal Press; Joan Grona Gallery San Antonio, TX
Brand 32 National Juried Works on Paper; Brand 32 Gallery; Glendale, CA
Maine/Maritime Flatworks Maine/Maritime International Flatworks 2002; Presque Isle, ME
The Buzz Magazine May Edition of Prince Edward Islands Arts & Entertainment; Copyright 2002 by The Buzz.
Words & Images University of Southern Maine. Copyright 2001 by Words & Images Publishing.
Ntnl Small Prints Exhibition Creede Arts Council; Creede, CO
Newspapers In Education Editorial Cartoon; Bangor Daily News 1997

Awards & Honors -
2007 Visiting Artist for the Month with Scuola Internazionale di Grafica (Italy)
2003 Artist-In-Residence grant with the PEI Printmakers Council (Canada)
2002 Ruth Stebbins & Edmund Schildknecht Art Fund
2001 Haystack Mountain School of Arts Scholarship
2001 Student Art Show Jurors Award
2001 Golden Key National Honors Society
2001 Leveille Scholarship Art Fund
2000-2001 Outstanding Senior Award for Art
2000 Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Fraternity
2000 Vincent A. Hartgen Art History Travel Award
2000 Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship
2000 Alpha Phi Outstanding Chapter Website Award
1998 Ruth Stebbins & Edmund Schildknecht Art Fund
1998 Presidential Academic Achievement Award

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