• Rebecca Shore
    07
    2015
    acrylic on linen on panel
    16 x 20 inches
    signed and dated lower right

  • Rebecca Shore
    04
    2015
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 16 inches
    signed and dated lower right

  • Rebecca Shore
    09
    2015
    acrylic on linen
    12 x 18 inches
    signed and dated lower right

  • Rebecca Shore
    03
    2015
    acrylic on linen on panel
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    02
    2015
    acrylic on linen on panel
    15 x 15 inches
    signed and dated lower right

  • Rebecca Shore
    25
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    13 x 23 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    17
    2014
    acrylic on linen on wood panel
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    23
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    25 x 23 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    21
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    16 x 20 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    20
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    14 x 16 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    19
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    16 x 14 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    17G
    2014
    gouache on paper
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    11
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    16 x 14 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    10-G
    2014
    gouache on paper
    10 x 8 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    10
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    20 x 16 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    06
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    23 x 13 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    04
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    15 x 11 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    03
    2014
    casein on panel
    12 x 9 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    01-G
    2014
    gouache on paper
    12 x 10 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    01
    2014
    casein on panel
    15 x 11 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    Untitled (14-02)
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    32 x 36 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    05
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    15 x 11 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    22-G
    2011
    gouache on paper
    8 x 5 1/2 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    22
    2014
    acrylic on linen on panel
    25 x 23 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    11-G
    2013
    gouache on paper
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    20-G
    2013
    gouache on paper
    10 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    21-G
    2013
    gouache on paper
    10 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    Untitled (13-23-G)
    2013
    gouache on paper
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    29-G
    2013
    gouache on paper
    12 x 10 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    31-G
    2013
    gouache on paper
    12 x 10 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    06
    2013
    acrylic on linen
    14 x 16 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    08
    2013
    acrylic on linen
    16 x 20 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    06
    2012
    acrylic on panel
    20 x 16 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    22
    2011
    oil on linen
    40 x 46 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    2012-01
    2012
    oil on canvas and panel
    36 x 50 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    22-G
    2011
    gouache on paper
    8 5 1/2 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    07
    2011
    distemper on panel
    11 x 13 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    11
    2011
    distemper on panel
    11 x 14 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    18
    2011
    distemper on panel
    18 x 16 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    03-G
    2011
    gouache on paper
    11 x 7 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    08-G
    2011
    gouache on paper
    13 x 9 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    06-G
    2011
    gouache on paper
    13 x 9 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    #01
    2010
    acrylic on canvas on panel
    20 x 16 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    18
    2008
    casein on linen on panel
    18 x 18 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    16
    2008
    oil on canvas on panel
    18 x 14 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    10
    2008
    egg tempera and casein on panel
    20 x 16 inches


BIO

b. 1956

Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Rebecca Shore has been cultivating a personal body of work in Chicago since graduating from the School of the Art Institute in the early 1980s, drawing inspiration from a rich variety of intellectual and aesthetic sources . Her meticulous paintings and drawings have always been characterized by an abiding interest in pattern and system (she’s the daughter of a scientist) and issues of signification. Given her sensitivity to materials and background in quilting, her work can also be understood in the context of Chicago’s rich fiber arts tradition. Shore was also profoundly influenced by Chicago Imagism, whose artists were her teachers and friends. Look carefully at one of her seemingly cool, immaculate paintings and you’ll often find a layer of wry, even punning humor.

These tentacles of interconnectedness bundle together in Shore’s unique artistic identity, an amalgamated aesthetic that she nourishes with an intensely concentrated studio practice and an obsessive collection of resource materials. The latter includes original photographs that Shore takes and studies, among them images that consider the broken pattern of a pleated skirt, the negative space created between the cartoon bodies of Homer and Marge Simpson, tangled ringlets of women’s hair, and architectural ornament. Many of Shore’s recent paintings are derived from her photographs of faux rock walls. These sparklingly inventive pieces, which introduced a roughness and asymmetry into her work while retaining pattern, gradually evolved into another body of paintings in which the shapes began to congeal into a mysterious iconography, walking the edge between being completely legible and at times openly lettristic, and being wildly cryptic and subject to interpretation. Shore has created a world all her own from fragments of the world around her, microscopically examined, broken down and rebuilt.

Shore’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Elmhurst Art Museum; the Herron Gallery at the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis; at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2000, and at Eight Modern gallery in Santa Fe in 2012. Since 1996 she has taught in the painting and drawing department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.