About Rebekah Nicholas


watercolor painting by Rebekah Nicholas
Beach scene with shell and rock with hole in the center.

Biography

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.

Painting

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 noveau wallpapers to tessellations. These interests are juxtaposed in the painting creating a ying and yang of natural and manmade.

Pottery

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
Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Inc

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