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Painting (BFA in Fine Arts)

Rebecca Saylor Sack's paintings draw from the traditions of landscape and still life painting, speculative fiction and natural science. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is currently the program director of the Fine Arts Program and Painting emphasis coordinator at University of the Arts.


Rebecca Saylor Sack earned her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and her BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, New York.

She is a recipient of the Fleisher Wind Challenge and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. 


Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including 

  • Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, New York; 

  • Westbeth Gallery, New York, New York; 

  • Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia; 

  • Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles; 

  • Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York; 

  • Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; 

  • West Chester University, Pennsylvania; 

  • Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey; and

  • University of Delaware, Newark. 

Sack’s work has been exhibited internationally at 

  • the National Art Museum of China, (Beijing, China); 

  • the Nautelankosken museossa (Leito, Finland); 

  • Galleria Glance (Torino, Italy); and 

  • Donn Roca Gallery (Odense, Denmark). 

Sack’s work is in the collection of the National Art Museum of China, Alter Hall Collection and Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, in addition to national and international private collections.

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Awards & Accolades

Sack has been honored with numerous awards and recognition. 

  • Creative Research & Innovation Grant, University of the Arts, 2022 

  • White Columns Artist Curated Registry, 2019 

  • University of the Arts, Creative Leave, 2017

  • Art and Science Exchange, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (nominated), 2017

  • 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson Press (shortlist), 2013

  • University of the Arts, Professional Development Grant, 2009

  • White Columns Artist Curated Registry, 2007–2008 

  • Fleisher Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, 2007

  • Residency, Artist’s Enclave at IPark, East Haddam, Connecticut (awarded), 2006

  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, Department of Education (ranked first in U.S.), 2003

A painting of orange and black and yellow plant life and an orange bat in the foreground
Rebecca Saylor Sack, “Shadow Fliers“
A green and black nature scene that depicts bats and the canvas is hanging in a room with brick walls
Rebecca Saylor Sack, “Shadow Fliers“