Born in 1960 in Cumbria, Rebecca Scott studied in London at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths University. She has exhibited in London, Cumbria, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway and has work in private and public collections nationally and internationally.
She currently lives and works between London and Cumbria.
The underlying concept running throughout my work is one of female desire and female subjectivity. For over 30 years, since graduating with an MA from Goldsmiths in 1987, I have worked with these themes progressing through a series of subjects across painting and installation, aiming to create my own visual language.
My thoughts on gender politics throughout the 80s and 90s are reflected in my early male nude series of paintings, through to my female nude series, and on to the Flowers and Engines series. In the early 2000s, the series of paintings Perfect Life reflected a period of my life more concerned with the domestic environment while living in the Lake District. The impact of the Lakes on my visual vocabulary is also clear in my subsequent painting series Meat. Most recently I have been developing the series Defacements (or Vogue Paintings) that playfully subvert public images of women from fashion magazines.
ABC newspaper, Lo Femenino y Rebecca Scott, Madrid, June 1992
Time Out, AC, Review by Sarah Kent, October 1992
Juliet Art Magazine, review by Anna Richardson, March 1992
City Limits, Decoy, review by Mark Currah, May 1990
The Observer newspaper, Landscapes in a Video Age, review by William Fever, June 1990
Time Out, Lie of the Land, review by Sarah Kent, May 1990
AND, Construction of Male Identity, review by Kate Love & Kate Smith, February 1989
City Limits, review by Louisa Buck, February 1989
Time Out, Sarah Kent on Rebecca Scott, Sarah Kent, January 1989
City Limits, Great Scott, review by Mark Currah, January 1989
Time Out, Young Masters, review by Sarah Kent, August 1988