Seattle artist, Rebecca Luncan has exhibited her paintings internationally and is recognized for the realism of her portraiture, particularly her smaller portraits, and for her dramatic adaptations of film stills. She has received numerous awards and been represented in galleries and museums across the United States and internationally, including the Gas Gallery in Torino, Italy.

Rebecca is perennially inspired by silent film director and star Buster Keaton, by his optimism and determination, and by the grace, craft and subtlety of his films. Also she is captivated by the power and intimacy of the miniature portraits of Nicholas Hilliard, which she first encountered at Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace during a Wilder Traveling Scholarship. The influence of these artists has informed her work’s central concerns, including the subtlety of human gesture and the expressiveness of living things, drama and the impact of context, and explorations of format and color palette.

As her personal artwork increasingly tended to the field of portraiture, she began taking portrait commissions. Finding the process to be extremely rewarding, she now splits her studio time equally between commissioned portraits and personal creative work.

 

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Education

1997  The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting, Cincinnati, OH

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Into the CountryGallery Frames, Seattle, WA

2007  New Paintings, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  Drift, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  Recent Paintings, Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

2004  Silent, Atelier 31, Seattle, WA

2003  Shifting Realism, Atelier 31, Seattle, WA

2001  New Works, Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2001  Rara Avis, Fireplace Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

2000  Minumetal, One Night Stand Gallery, Tacoma WA

1998  By the soul of the subject, Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

1996  Recent Paintings, Base Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   45th Anniversary Small Works Exhibition, Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA

2015  The CVG Show 2015, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2014  Speakeasy, Aljoya Thorton Place, Seattle, WA

2009  The Artists of Artech, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA

2007  Northwest Exhibition, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007  Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Fenix Performance Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2006  Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2006  Crime Scene, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  pARTners, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland WA, Curator: Deborah Paine

2005  Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Consolidated Works, Seattle WA

2005  Between East and West, Gas Gallery, Torino, Italy, (featured artist)

2004  Small, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

2004  Woman’s Funding Alliance Invitational, Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

2004  Fundamentally Small, Atelier 31, Seattle, WA

2003  5th Annual All Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2003  Small Works Painting Exhibition, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

2002  Nico Salon, Nico Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002  Blind Date, Oculus Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001  Soil Invitational, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001  Metal-Urge, Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2000  Portrayals, Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA

2000  Lifelike, Oculus Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000  Figure, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1999  Portraits & Still Lifes, Suzanna Terrill Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1999  Nude 99, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

1998  Small Works Exhibition, Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

1997  Kaliedoscope, Suzanna Terrill Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1997  Miniature Art ’98, Chambersburg Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, PA

1996  19th Biannual Exhibition, South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, IN

1996  Figure 15, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY

1996  Fusion, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY

1996  Juried Invitational, Base Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Lectures & Educational Experience

2005  Artist Lecture, Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

2003  Artist Lecture, Atelier 31 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003  Artist Lecture, Olson Sundberg, Seattle, WA

2001  Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting classes under Robert Jones, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Awards & Scholarships

2003  Award, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C., juror: Elizabeth Schwartz, Deitch Projects, NYC

1997  Wilder Traveling Scholarship, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1996  Three Arts Scholarship Fund, Three Arts Scholarship Committee, Cincinnati, OH

1996  Tiger Lily Award, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1996  Award, Base Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1995  Fisher Traditional Painting Award, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Publications

Durslag, Haley, “Seattle Painter has a Love for Miniature Art” Seattle Magazine, print edition – 4/2016

Hackett, Regina, “’pARTners’ looks at artist couples and how they influence each other”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer – 10/28/2005

Paine, Deborah, pARTners, exhibition catalogue – 11-12/2005

Catalani, Stefano, “Between East and West”, exhibition catalogue –

DeVuono, Frances, “Small at Chase Gallery”, Artweek – 7-8/2004

Gutner, Lisa, “Small can Be Beautiful”, Tacoma Reporter – 10/2001

Fisher, Bobbie, “New exhibit at Commencement Art Gallery”, Tacoma Weekly – 10/2001