Weinman, Rebecca

Weinman, Rebecca

I create for my own gratification – for the tactile pleasures of production; for the opportunity to attempt to capture something of what is to be human; for the ability to ‘converse’ with other artists and movements through appropriation, and, in the end, for the enjoyment of each final work as an independent entity. At its best, making a work for me is a visceral, non-verbal, non-linear experience that allows me to connect with something elevating or altering – something simultaneously external and internal, universal, and hopefully illuminating.

Greatly influenced by 19th Century French painters ranging from Corot and Courbet to Vuillard and Bonnard, as well as contemporary painters such as Cecily Brown, Lucian Freud, and Paula Rego, Weinman’s figurative works in oil, watercolor and acrylic are both elusive and engaging.
Since graduating cum laude with her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and studying at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in the Northwest of France, Weinman has traveled extensively throughout the US and Western Europe. When not traveling, Rebecca maintains a work space in Stockbridge, MA.

In her art, paradoxes and opposites are synthesized, and re-imagined in new forms. Her work is a lens through which reality is renewed and the eternal might be glimpsed with appreciation of home and each other.
– Tom Smart, Landscape, Love & Longing


2007​ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Berkshire Hills Internship Program
2006 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude
2003 Dean Mary Louise Walsh Scholarship
2001 Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art/Rhode Island School of Design Summer Program
2001 Boivon Center for French Studies Study Abroad Scholarship
2001 Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art Summer Study Scholarship


2012 Places Where Miracles Were Performed/Dreamaway Lodge/Becket/MA
2011 You Weren’t Supposed to See This/Pittsfield Contemporary Pop-up/Pittsfield/MA
2008 ​Oral Fixations: Watercolor Series Solo Exhibition/Stockbridge Library/Stockbridge/MA


2012 Call Me Melville/Ferrin Gallery/Pittsfield/MA
2009​ Hand Drawn/Storefront Artist Project/Pittsfield/MA
2009​ WOMEN: Figures and Portraits /Ferrin Gallery/Pittsfield/MA
2009​ $MALL WORKS: Art + Object /Ferrin Gallery/Pittsfield/MA
2008 ​Women on Display/ Storefront Artists Project, Pittsfield/MA
2008​ Pittsfield Contemporary: New Work by Artists Under Forty/Lichtenstein Center /Pittsfield/MA
2008 ​Fresh: New Art, New Artists /Ferrin Gallery/Pittsfield/MA
2007 ​Everyday Lines/ Gallery 51/ North Adams/MA/Pittsfield/MA
2003 W.e.B Dubois Mural/Railroad Street Youth Project Public Mural/Great Barrington/MA
2003 Perspectives on Feminism/UMass Dartmouth Gallery/Dartmouth/MA
2003 Senior Thesis Exhibition I/II/ Umass Dartmouth Gallery/Dartmouth/MA
2001 Pont-Aven Class Exhibition/Salle de Gauguin/Pont- Aven/France

03/09/2011 Rebecca Weinman Reveals All in Gallery Talk/Berkshire Living: The Good Life in the Country Weekend Preview
02/24/2011 Rebecca Weinman to open solo exhibit ‘You Weren’t Supposed to See This’ at Pittsfield Contemporary on Feb. 25/ The Advocate Weekly
06/12/2008 Opening: Women on Display/Rural Intelligence
12/23/2007 Creative assistance/Boston Globe
02/21/2007 MCLA Gallery 51 exhibit looks at ‘Everyday Lines’/iberkshires
12/15/2003 Raising Du Bois’ Profile/The Berkshire Eagle

“Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.” – Robert Rauschenberg



Oil, Painting, Watercolor

art, artist, figure painting, local, nature, portrait