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Rebecca Byrne Limited Edition

Rebecca Byrne is interested in the function of memory, mythology and the point where the natural world and humans meet. Her Limited Edition, which is part of our Curated Editions collection New Mythologies, is a fantastical landscape rooted in fragments of reality and fantasy.

Detail of Rebecca Byrne’s Limited Edition Can You Tell Me What It Is, presented in a bespoke white-painted ash frame

‘I started researching extinct plants, mushrooms, trees, the invisible network underneath our feet, and then kept coming back to the studio and making these fantastical landscapes.’

Each Limited Edition is signed and numbered by the artist and is embossed with a King & McGaw Editions stamp.

Spotlight

Meet Rebecca Byrne

Inspired by nostalgia and fantastical landscapes, Rebecca’s work is colourful, gestural, and touchingly optimistic. She talks to curator Becca Pelly Fry about her memories growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Chicago in the 1980s, how her work has changed since she moved to London, and the Limited Edition she’s made for our inaugural Curated Editions collection, New Mythologies.

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Rebecca Byrne

The Artist

Rebecca Byrne

Rebecca Byrne is an American artist and curator living in London, with a practice based in painting. In 2012 she completed her MA Fine Art from The Chelsea College of Art and Design. She then co-founded PaintUnion in 2012, a discussion group for artists around ideas in contemporary painting, and she also co-ran PIY PaintLounge at Sluice Biennial in 2017.  Byrne was recently commissioned to create new work by the arts mental health charity Hospital Rooms for a project at Ipswich NHS and by mental health charity Live More for an installation at St. Charles NHS, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, London.
 
Recent solo exhibitions include Room, at The Van GoghGalerie, Netherlands (2017). Group exhibitions include NatureMAX, Giant Gallery, Bournemouth (2021/2022); Hospital Rooms Charity Auction, Hauser & Wirth, London (2021 and 2020); Stop Look Listen Feel, Platform Projects, Battersea Evolution (2019); The Florence Trust Summer Show, St. Saviours Church, London (2018); IN QUOTES, Gerald Moore Gallery, London (2018);  Control to Collapse, Blyth Gallery, London (2017); PIY PaintLounge, Sluice Biennial 2017, London (2017); The Creekside Open 2017, Prizewinner, selected by Alison Wilding, RA; A.P.T. Gallery, London (2017); I Really Miss You Until You’re Here, White Conduit Projects, London (2017); and ‘Art Athina’ with Lubomirov-Easton Gallery, Athens (2016). 

Byrne’s work is in private collections in the US, UK, Europe and Canada, as well as in the Vincent Van GoghHuis Museum and Hogan Lovells Collections.