Born and raised in Bucks County, Rebecca Reeves continues to live and work in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Reeves’ work has been exhibited at the Rockford University Art Gallery/Clark Arts Center, IL; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, IL; Fuller Craft Museum, MA; Kemerer Museum of Decorative Art, PA; Paradigm Gallery, PA; Grounds for Sculpture, NJ; Trestle Gallery, NY; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI, and various other venues. Reeves received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from Tyler School of Art/Temple University, both with a focus in Fiber. She also studied at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, while earning her BFA from Tyler.
Reeves’ system of living becomes the foundation for her work. Her observations fuel the need to clean and organize to gain control over her environment. In her current body of work, Reeves considers herself the “Collector, Protector and The Keeper” of numerous family heirlooms. Like the meticulously detailed Victorian human hair art that represented the family tree, Reeves uses miniature furniture as representation for the objects in her home, her family tree. She obsessively cocoons the miniatures in thread to contain and preserve, nearly suffocating them in the process.