New York artist Rebecca Stenn has been a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator throughout her life. More recently her artistic practice shifted to include painting when she realized that the paintbrush was an extension of her body's movement. Intrinsically linked with decades of dance performance, the artist considers space and proximity within her paintings. Acutely aware of the movement during the process of painting, Stenn works with acrylic paint.
The artist began with purely abstract painting focusing on the process of a work, such as brush strokes and movement required for various textures. Over time Stenn has begun to paint landscapes and portraiture. Over the past sixteen years, Stenn has worked with children in the I Have a Dream Foundation which provides students arts opportunities to learn dance and have access to professional mentors. This experience led to the artist’s series of portraits of the participants. Her work was recently exhibited as part of the “Coming Out” show, at M.A.D.S. Gallery in Milan, Italy. She also continues to exhibit in New York with Agora Gallery and will take part in art fairs this year, in New York City and Miami. As an acclaimed multi-dimensional artist Rebecca Stenn continues to dance, paint, and teach all while constantly experimenting with modes of making.