Rebecca Ness: Portraits of Place

    March 8-April 20, 2024

    Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce “Portraits of Place,” a solo show of seven oil paintings by Rebecca Ness, which runs between March 8 and April 20. Influenced by an eccentric range of figurative artists, including Bruegel the Elder, Alice Neel, and Norman Rockwell, Ness is a virtuoso painter of her social world. With a voracious appetite for accurate observational details, the artist shuns idealization and fantasy. In her dogged pursuit of everyday reality, however, she creates painterly stories with their own romance and inside jokes.

    Rebecca Ness (b. 1992, Salem, MA) received her MFA from Yale School of Art and her BFA from Boston University. Her work is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Denver Art Museum; Orange County Museum of Art, CA; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Yale University Art Gallery; JP Morgan Chase Art Collection; as well as international collections including Moderna Museet, Stockholm; M Art Foundation, Shanghai; Albertina Museum; Wien, Austria; Long Museum, Shanghai; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Zuzeum Art Centre, Rīga, Latvia; Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway; Dangxia Art Space, Beijing; Recharge Foundation, Singapore; and Asymmetry Art Foundation, London/Hong Kong. Over the past four years, she has enjoyed solo shows in New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, Cologne, Germany, and Seoul, Korea. She has been included in recent group exhibitions at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA and Akron Art Museum, OH. Ness lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.