Find my work at the following art jewelry galleries:
Ornamentum, Hudson, New York, USA
Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Trece Sin Tres, Mexico City, Mexico
Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, Canada
ArtSpan OpenStudios, San Francisco, California, USA
My studio is based out of Developing Environments, a live/work consensus based co-op established in 1969 in the Mission District of San Francisco.
I use basic materials that define space: steel chain and short lengths of steel wire. The structures are minimal, spacious, without complexity. Despite the geometry and material, they are not hard pieces.
Softness enters the pieces as they drape and conform to the environment they interact with, the gentle pull of gravity, the planar surfaces of a table, the curves of the body. There is a delicacy in the line and in the structure, but these flexible perimeters create their own spaces, capturing a moment within their curves and edges.
These pieces are necklaces, they are drawings, they are possibilities.
They stand alone, but they can interact and still maintain their individuality. They leave room for interpretation, creating space for the viewer to exist. The pieces also cross boundaries: they are contemporary jewelry, drawings, sculpture, and design.
I am interested in the variety that one piece, one simple structure, can contain. How does the piece maintain its own perimeters no matter how it is pushed or pulled, draped or stretched…even when a human form is inserted into the space.
2012 MFA in Studio Art, Metals, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2010 BFA in Studio Art, Metals, Texas State University—San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
2019 Ornamentum Gallery, just add flesh, Hudson, New York, USA
2017 ATTA Gallery, Rebekah Frank: Off the Wall, Bangkok, Thailand
2014 Galerie Ra, Rebekah Frank, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Select Group Exhibitions
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, BKV, Site Effects, Munich, Germany
Konsthantverkarna, Steel: Rebekah Frank, Nils Hint, Sofie Hanagarth and Tobias Birgersson, Stockholm, Sweden
Museo Jumex, Trece Sin 3 Presents, Mexico City, Mexico
Goldberg Studios, Full Disclosure, Munich, Germany
Cranbook House, A Line of Beauty: Cranbrook House Inhabitation, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Form + Concept, Smitten Forum Presentation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
DesignMiami, Ornamentum Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
Vaasa Art Museum, Koru 5, Vaasa, Finland
Tacoma Art Museum, Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Tacoma, Washington USA
Imatra Museum of Art, KORU 5, Imatra, Finland
2020 LES Residency, Demorest, Georgia, USA
2019 Penland Winter Residency, Penland, North Carolina, USA
2018 Smitten Forum Residency, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA
2014 Iron, Wood, and Glass Winter Residency, Penland, North Carolina, USA
2018 Sarah Thornton, “Wearability and the Power of the Small Arts: An Outsiders View”, Art Jewelry Forum
2014 Suzanne Ramljak, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulet, Schiffer Publishing
Speaker, “The Bench-Southwest Makers Symposium”, Form + Concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Visiting Lecture, San Francisco Arts Institute, San Francisco, California, USA
Visiting Lecture, University of Illinois: Urbana-Champagne, Illinois, USA
Speaker, “Gem Talks”, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Bay Area Metals Art Guild, California College of Art, Berkeley, California, USA
Design/Miami, “Young American Designers,” panel moderated by Glenn Adamson, Miami, Florida, USA
CODA Museum, Netherlands; Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA; Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation, Michigan, USA