Rebecca Sack is the director of UArts' Painting and Drawing program. She's an artist who works from life, setting up still lifes in her studio, and painting as true to scale as possible. All the forms used in her work are chosen for their personal resonance.
She employs thick brushstrokes and vibrant colors to create dense landscapes suggestive of natural events rife with dynamic change. Rebecca revels in the materiality of paint, building up the works’ surfaces to create a psychological and hallucinatory space that seems to envelop the viewer. Her paintings court the extremities of stability and riot, growth and decay.
Rebecca received an MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BFA from The Cooper Union. She is a recipient of the Fleisher Wind Challenge, and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.