REBECCA POARCH

b. 1998. East Williston, New York
She/Her

rpoarchartist@gmail.com

Education

2016-2020

The Pennsylvania State University - University Park, Pennsylvania

B.F.A. in Studio Art - Concentration in Drawing & Painting

2019

The Pennsylvania State University - Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Summer Semester Program: Representing the Irish Landscape, Literature, and Visual Arts

Awards & Residencies

2021

Artist in Residence – Duplex – Lisbon, Portugal

2020

Dean's List at The Pennsylvania State University

Sponsored Student for Annual Undergraduate Research Exhibition –  selected by faculty to recognize student engagement achievement for research titled, “All This and More: Stories of Girlhood, the Body, and Paint” at Penn State Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring

2019

Margaret Giffen Schoenfelder Memorial Scholarship – selected by Penn State School of Visual Arts Scholarship Committee to recognize an exceptional fourth-year student studying painting

 

Exhibiting Student Artist – at Penn State College of Arts & Architecture Alumni Awards and Donor Appreciation Luncheon

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2022

A Beautiful and Creative Title, An Established and Well-Known Fine Art Gallery – New York, New York

2020

All This and More, Art Alliance Gallery Downtown – State College, Pennsylvania

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2021

A World Away, A Thought Apart, Gallery Petite – Brooklyn, New York

Down to Earth, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts – Bridgehampton, New York

Online Exhibition #5, Curated by Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Top Top – online exhibition

Structured Spaces, dōdōmu gallery online exhibition

BO/DY, Nefarious Contemporary – online exhibition

Harmonize, Fable Jones Studios – Brooklyn, New York

Coveted, Kaiser Gallery – Cleveland, Ohio

Flat File, Deanna Evans Projects – online exhibition

2020

Home Room, Performance Series Curated by Audra Lambert (Editor-in-Chief @ ANTE Mag), Radiator Gallery – Queens, New York

Relief, Vacant Museum – online exhibition

Greenpoint Gallery Virtual Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery – online exhibition

2020 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Zoller Gallery – University Park, Pennsylvania 

2019

Moving Pictures: An Exploration of Visual Arts and Dance, Pavilion Theater – University Park, Pennsylvania

2019 Scholarship & Awards Show, Zoller Gallery – University Park, Pennsylvania

Beara Arts Festival Student Showcase, Allihies Old Schoolhouse –Allihies, Ireland

Priority Mail, Ground Floor Gallery – Brooklyn, New York

Group Show for Emerging Artists, Greenpoint Gallery – Brooklyn, New York

2019 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Zoller Gallery – University Park, Pennsylvania 

2018

Art Elevated, The Garment District Alliance – New York, New York

Collective, Hub-Robeson Galleries – University Park, Pennsylvania

 

Press/Publications/Features

 

2021

“Dream” Issue, Emerge Journal @ School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Master of Arts Administration and Policy program, 2020-21 edition

DRB, "FREE BODIES, COVETED STATES OF MIND AT KAISER GALLERY," CAN Journal

2020

"FREE SPACE" Zine, Soulstice Bay Area, Oakland, California, Fall 2020 Edition

"Sacred Sensations," The Next Generation Artist Spotlight Series, Vacant Museum

2019

"By Land, By Plane, or By Sea: Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (Neither Here, Nor There)," Zine Curated by Natali Bravo-Barbee, Southeast Queens Artist Alliance, Queens, New York

"Rebecca Poarch's Art On Display At East Williston Village Hall," The Williston Post, Volume VI Issue II

2018

“Rebecca Poarch Displays Work at 2018 Arts Festival In Manhattan’s Garment District,” The Williston Post, Volume V Issue X

 

Related Experience

 

2021

Public Relations Manager/Gallery Assistant at The Art Guild, March 2021-Present – Flower Hill, New York

2020

Curatorial Assistant/Gallery Intern at Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, September 2018-May 2020 – State College, Pennsylvania

President of Penn State BFA Drawing & Painting Club, January 2019-May 2020 – University Park, Pennsylvania

2018

Curatorial Assistant/Gallery Intern at Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, May 2018-September 2018 – Greenwich, Connecticut