Rebecca Kinkead


Rebecca Kinkead’s paintings are “based on memories, both personal and borrowed. They are an attempt to explore a collective human experience.” Since moving to Vermont about five years ago, Kinkead has become a kind of celebrity artist; collected by Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, along with other collectors around the world. Born in 1968 Natick, Massachusetts, Kinkead never envisioned herself as a painter until she was part-way through a master’s degree in education. Whether it was an epiphany or the painting bug, Kinkead attributes this moment as the defining decision of her life. She began with pottery, but then moved onto abstract painting.

“I’ve been painting for 16 years now, and I feel like I’m just hitting my stride now.” No words have been truer. Kinkead has honed her style to fit a niche of abstract art that embodies moments of joy and triumph in everyday life. Although she has been honored internationally as well as at home, Kinkead chooses to paint at her studio in Vermont, capturing life in a moment of bliss.

Born 1968, Natick, Massachusetts

Education
1998 BA, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
1997 MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
1990 BA, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Awards and Fellowships

2018 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Fellowship in Rural Ireland, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland

2018 Vermont Studio Center Residency Program, Johnson Vermont

2017 Jentel Foundation Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming

2004 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Fellowship in Rural Ireland, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
1998 Merit Award, Centennial Student Union Exhibition, Minnesota State University
1997 Best of Show, Prairie Lakes Regional Exhibition, Arts and Heritage Center, St. Peter, MN
1997 Best of Show, and Merit Award, Centennial Student Union Exhibition, Minnesota State University

Selected Bibliography
The Lancet, January 6, 2018

The Chronicle of the Horse, Spring issue, 2016

Boston Magazine, Spring issue, 2016

Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art Magazine, May, 2012
Life and Dog Magazine, May, 2012
Papas, Steven, Times Argus, March 6, 2011
Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Spring, 2011
Southwest Art, December, 2010
McQuaid, Cate Review, Boston Globe, May 8, 2008
Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution, Linda Stone and Paul F. Lurquin, 2007
Roanna Forman, Artscope Magazine, September 10, 2006
Lincoln Journal, January 6, 2005
McQuaid, Cate Review, Boston Globe, January 7, 2005
Awodey, Marc Review, Seven Days (Burlington, VT), September 17, 2003
Tougas, Joe Review, The Free Press (Mankato, MN), October 16, 2003
McQuaid, Cate Review, Boston Globe, November 8, 2002
Lincoln Journal, November 7, 2000

Selected Collections

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Baer Art Center, Hofsos, Iceland

Oprah Winfrey

Gayle King

Pepsico

University of Virginia Children's Hospital

Powdr Corp

Beijing Joy FM, Beijing, China

Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL

Putnam Investments

David York, Museum of Dog, North Adams, MA

Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA

AstraZeneca, Waltham, MA

Genzyme, Cambridge, MA

Lightbridge, Burlington, MA

Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Waltham, MA

Meditech, Boston, MA

Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland

Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, VT


RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Flight” Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

2018 Bundy Modern Museum, “Field Notes” Exhibition, Waitsfield, VT

2017 “Winter” Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

2017 I.D.E.A. Museum, Mesa, Arizona, 2017

2015 Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY

2015 Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

2015 Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, WI

2014 Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler, BC

2014 Local Color, West Branch Gallery Stowe, VT

2013 Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2012 Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler Village, BC (featured artist)

2012 Mclarry Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2012 Studio E Gallery, West palm Beach, FL

2012 Terzian galleries, Park City, UT

2011 Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler Village, BC (featured artist)

2011 Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 Recent Work, McLarry Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2011 Vivre/To Live, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT

2010 Innocence Revisited, Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Recent Work, McLarry Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2009 Form and Figure, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2007 Recent Paintings, Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
2006 Origins, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
2006 New Paintings, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
2006 Elemental Explorations, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
2005 Microscapes, Christopher C. Brodigan Gallery, Groton School, Groton, MA
2005 Works by Rebecca Kinkead, The Great Hall, The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA
2005 New work, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
2003 Transitional Works, Minnesota State University, Conkling Gallery, Mankato, MN
2003 Dock Series: Recent Paintings, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2002 Field Series / New Paintings, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
2002 Soft, Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, CO