The Center for Faith & Work is proud to announce its first ever Artist-in-Residence, Rebecca Locke. From October to December of 2013, Locke’s body of work, and the concepts behind the artist’s approach, will be highlighted amidst several public CFW programs. As part of her residency, the artist has been commissioned by the CFW to create a new public installation using the theme of celebration. The exhibition will be shown December 12–14 at Gallery Four81 and open to the entire city. To view Rebecca’s work, please see go to her website: www.rebeccalocke.com.
CFW’s new artist-in-residence program is a way to not only support artists but to integrate and celebrate the intrinsic value of the arts into the fabric of the city. CFW hopes to extend the artist residency program into 2014, providing opportunity, resources, financing, and support to established artists of all mediums, faiths, and backgrounds working in New York City. Rebecca Locke, the first Artist-in-Residence, was announced at the October City Rhythms event, appropriately focused on the Arts and Architecture.
Born in the UK, Rebecca Locke is based in New York City which has proved formative in the development of her installation art, film, photographic, sound and performance-based artwork. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and has studied at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is a visiting fellow at The Center for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, an inaugural member of the Association of Urban Photographers and curator of the City to Sea Project. City to Sea developed from Rebecca’s practice, specifically her work based on her hometown Bognor Regis.
Rebecca exhibits internationally and recent exhibitions include the Lab Film Festival, London; Visual Urbanism: Perspectives on Contemporary Research, The British Library, London; Festival de la Imagen, Columbia and the first Bienal de Fotografía, Lima, Peru, which featured the artist’s video and sound series Lugares qui fui (everywhere I’ve ever been). The artist’s City to Sea Project recently collaborated with Magnum Photos for a workshop and screening at the Urban Encounters festival at Tate Britain. The artist is currently working on a film, E pluribus unum, and a self-portrait based series exploring narrative identity.