In my abstract paintings I express visually the construction of thought in a way that language cannot through an inventive and improvisational process of changing the painting over time while merging influences from mid-20th century art movements, especially Abstract Expressionism and the Pattern and Decoration movement, with the modern day commercial art forms of advertising and design graphics. This intuitive and reactionary painting process results in a visual dialogue on the canvas between expression and precision; the spaces I develop allow expressive action which cannot be anticipated in advance to share a surface with premeditated qualities seen in careful and clean, decorative lines. These two aspects are developed through the interactions of bold colors, varied brushstrokes, and a mix of geometric and organic lines.
Education 2013 Southwestern University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting Georgetown, TX 2012 New York Arts Program, Great Lakes College Association New York City, NY Solo Exhibitions 2017 Intuition of Color Dougherty Arts Center Austin, TX 2016 Rebecca Gordon: Large Paintings Texas Women Ventures Dallas, TX 2013 Infinite Imaginings Fine Arts Gallery, Sarofim School of Fine Arts Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX Select Group Exhibitions Abstract Absolutely | Art for the People Gallery | Austin, Texas | 2017 The Mighty Vignettes | Art for the People Gallery | Austin, Texas | 2017 Mix 'n' Mash | Mexicarte Museum | Austin, Texas | 2017 Adelbert’s Brewery Group Exhibition | Adelbert’s Brewery | Austin, TX | 2016 More: Group Exhibit | Wade ArtRoom Austin | Austin, TX | 2015 Southlake Art Festival | Southlake Town Square | Southlake, TX | 2015 P&B Austin | Elysium | Austin, TX | 2014 King Creativity Works Symposium | Selected as one of 3 exhibiting artists | Red McCombs Campus Center | Georgetown, TX | 2013 NYAP Student Art Exhibition | New York City, NY | 2012 Night Visions | Korouva Milk Bar | Georgetown, TX | 2012 Biveles Arts Theater Lobby Exhibition | Killeen, TX | 2011 Residencies 2017 BCI Summer Residency | Simi Valley, CA Publications 2017 Almost Real Things | quarterly zine | The Enchanting Paintings of Becca Gordon 2014 Huffington Post Thesis Projects | Infinite Imaginings: a senior art exhibition Commissions 2015 Public Commission | ZS Pharma | oil painting on canvas | Irving, TX 2014 Public Commission | Hostel International - Austin | two oil on paper paintings for guest room | Austin, TX 2013 Public Commission | Biology Department, Southwestern University | oil painting on canvas | Georgetown, TX Grants 2013 King Creativity Fund, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
Received grant for creative research project entitled The Fine Line: Paintings as Objects or Objects as Paintings?
Experience 2013-Present Graphic & Web Designer | Brio Leadership | Austin, TX December 2015 -June 2017 Sports Photography Editor | Photo Texas Photography | Austin, TX January - May 2012 Intern/Artist Assistant | Lisa Corinne Davis | New York City, NY January - May 2012 Intern/Artist Assistant | Mark Fox Studio | New York City, NY January - May 2012 Intern | Mixed Greens Gallery | New York City