Jewell, Rebecca

Bio

Rebecca Jewell is a London-based print-maker and collage artist. Her work is a cross-cultural examination of the human exploitation and veneration of birds. Her intricate drawings of artefacts and bird specimens, and her unique feather collages (she has perfected a technique for printing directly onto feathers) are inspired by material culture and natural history collections in museums. Jewell has a PhD from the Royal College of Art (2004) and is visiting artist in residence in the Oceanic Department of the British Museum.

Jewell has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. Her work has been purchased by the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the British Library and the National Maritime Museum, as well as by many private collectors around the world.

Awards

  • 2018 Honorary Award for Experimental Printmaking , Snowy Owl
  • 2017 Commission from The Queen's House, Captain Cook's Headdress
  • 2014 Commission from Museum of Arch and Anth, Cambridge, Bird-Man of Salonika
  • 2012 Highly Commended Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Owl Feather

Exhibitions

  • 2019 Rebecca Jewell Solo Exhibition , CATTO Gallery, London
  • 2018 Pop-Up Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2017 London Craft Week, Fortnum and Mason
  • 2016 Migrating Artefacts, British Museum
  • 2016 Migrating Artefacts, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Education

  • 2004 PhD Natural History Illustration, Royal College of Art
  • 1998 Foundation Art and Design, London Guildhall University
  • 1985 Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University

Links

Ship's Compass, black; 2016 (mixed media)
Ship's Compass, black; 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901707: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Navigation Chart, shadows, 2016 (mixed media)
Navigation Chart, shadows, 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901708: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Oceanic Egg, 2016 (mixed media)
Oceanic Egg, 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901755: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Navigation Chart, black, 2016 (mixed media)
Navigation Chart, black, 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901757: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Museum Labels, 2005 (photograph)
Museum Labels, 2005 (photograph)

AOK5903207: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Purple Headdress, 2007, monoprint on paper
Purple Headdress, 2007, monoprint on paper

AOK5905763: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Blue Headdress, 20017, monoprint
Blue Headdress, 20017, monoprint

AOK5905764: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Dodo, 2007, monoprint on paper
Dodo, 2007, monoprint on paper

AOK5905766: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Dodo Monoprint, 2007, monoprint on paper
Dodo Monoprint, 2007, monoprint on paper

AOK5905772: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Forest of Birds, 2015, mixed media
Forest of Birds, 2015, mixed media

AOK5905775: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images

Swamphen, 2007, mono print on paper
Swamphen, 2007, mono print on paper

AOK5907539: © Rebecca Jewell / Bridgeman Images


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