Rebekah Nicholas is a watercolor painter and functional potter. She graduated from UW- Milwaukee with a bachelors in Visual Art and Design in 2011. Her studios are within her historic home in Milwaukee, WI.
Rebekah Nicholas makes watercolor paintings that involve nature, and geometric shapes. Her work is often very colorful and involves patterns and repetition. She is inspired by nature’s small vignettes like moss and pebbles by a tree stump. Also, Rebekah has an interest in patterns from arabesque architecture to art nouveau wallpapers to tessellations. These interests are juxtaposed in the painting creating a ying and yang of natural and manmade.
Rebekah Nicholas makes functional porcelain pottery for use in daily life. She uses the wheel and an electric kiln to make her dishes and serving ware. Her glazes are handmade and tweaked to meet the demands of modern life and aesthetics. Rebekah’s watercolor paintings influence how the glaze is applied, and she adds washes and brushstrokes and splatters to pieces. Plates and bowls may be commonplace items, but they are used in the intimate setting of communal dining. She believes artwork in this setting can bring people together.
Education B.A. in Visual Art and Design - University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee 2011 La Ceiba Gráfica - Printmaking Class Professional Memberships Cedarburg Artists Guild 2015 - 2019 WI Craft 2018 - current Milwaukee Artist Resource Network 2023 - Galleries Cedar Creek Pottery Cedarburg, WI Lumos Wellness Milwaukee, WI Exhibitions 2021 2020 WDCC Biannual Juried Competition Plymouth Arts Center 2019 Art on the Move Outpost- Mequon March-April 2018 Main Street Gallery Cedarburg, WI 2017 Main Street Gallery Cedarburg, WI Art on the Move Java Dock Cafe Port Washinginton, WI Art on the Move Partnership Bank Cedarburg, WI 2016 30x30x30 Art Show Var Gallery and Bar Milwaukee, WI 2015 Small Size, Big Impressions The Pink Llama Gallery Cedarburg, WI 2011 City After Dark - UWM Open House Agua Frescas - NRCSA Gallery Night and Day BFA Exhibition - UWM Arts Center Gallery 2010 BFA Exhibition - UWM Arts Center Gallery First Year Exhibition - UWM Student Union Art Gallery