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Rebecca Shore

Rebecca Shore graduated from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in the early 1980s, and since 1996 has continued on as a teacher in the painting and drawing department there. Shore has exhibited widely throughout America, with solo shows at the Elmhurst Art Museum, the Herron Gallery at the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, the Chicago Cultural Center, and at Eight Modern gallery in Santa Fe. The Hughes Gallery is delighted to have brought her work out to Australia. She will be presented at Now Chicago! an exhibition by Chicago artists to coincide with the 2014 Biennale of Sydney.

Shore draws inspiration from a variety of sources to create her paintings and works on paper. The work of the Chicago Imagists, American quilts and Japan's rich textile traditions, as well her background as the daughter of a scientist, have all influenced Shore's unique visual language. The shapes that make up her grid like works are drawn from a large collection of resource material that stretches from the pattern of a pleated skirt, to ringleted hair to photographs of faux wall rocks. Using shapes that are very specific, but often hard to identify, Shore has created an intriguing iconography uniquely her own.