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.