REBEKAH FRANK (b. 1977, US)

Lives and works in the Mission District of San Francisco, California


EDUCATION

2012 M.F.A in Studio Art, Metals, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

2010 B.F.A in Studio Art, Metals, Texas State University—San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas, USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Rebekah Frank: Drop Shadows, Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, New York, USA

2017 Rebekah Frank: Off The Wall, ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 Rebekah Frank, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2020

Site Effects, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein (BKV), Munich, Germany 

Steel: Rebekah Frank, Nils Hint, and Sofie Hanagarth, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm, Sweden

2019

Full Disclosure, Goldberg Studios, Munich, Germany 

Smitten Forum, Form + Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2018

A Line of Beauty: Cranbrook House Inhabitation, Cranbook House, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

2017

The Corner Piece, Independent Brussels Fair, Paris, France     

Smitten Forum Presentation, Form + Concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2016

Design/Miami, Ornamentum Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

KORU 5, Vaasa Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland

2015

KORU 5, Imatra Museum of Art, Imatra, Finland

Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington USA

Repeat, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA    

2014 

Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

BIJOUX=ART, Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal, Canada

Design/Miami, Ornamentum Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2013

This End Up!, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Canada

Bijoux!, Norton Museum of Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Ferrous, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, California, USA and Toronto, Canada

Alumni Invitational, Joanne Cole Galleries, Texas State University, Texas, USA

2012

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker, Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Mirror, Mirror, Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 

2012 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA 

Mirror, Mirror, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, California, USA

2011 

Monomater, Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Portrait Show A Romance of Many Dimensions, Forum Gallery, Gallivant, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

25th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

2010 

Framework, Butter Project, Royal Oaks, Michigan, USA

CraftTexas 2010, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, USA

Sculpture Intersection, Schroeder Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Extremities, Jung Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Iron: Forged, Tempered and Quenched, Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, USA

GRANTS & AWARDS

2018

Tending Spaces Fellowship, Hemera Foundation

2017

Tending Spaces Fellowship, Hemera Foundation

2012 

Special Director’s Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Nominated for the Museum Purchase Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Finlandia Foundation Grant 

Oxbow Merit Scholarship 

2011 

Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit Scholarship 

Robert C. Larson Art, Architecture & Design Venture and Travel Grant 

SNAG Juror’s Choice Award, State of Flux 

2010 

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Educational Endowment Scholarship 

Steven R Gregg Endowed Presidential Scholarship, Texas State University, San Marcos 

Niche Awards for Contemporary Craft, Student Finalist, Fashion Accessories Category

PUBLICATIONS   

2018

Sarah Thornton, Wearability and the Power of the Small Arts: An Outsiders View, Art Jewelry Forum (AJF)

2014

Suzanne Ramljak, Protective Ornament: From Amulet to Adornment, Schiffer Publishing

2012

Latifa Sayadi, Striking Women—Mild as Steel, Blue Moon Press

Jillian Moore, Ferrous, Exhibition Catalog

2011

“Artist Profile,” Anvil's Ring, Fall 2011, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p38 

Jeffrey B Snyder, Ironwork Today 3: Inside Out, Schiffer Publishing

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2019

Symposium Speaker, “The Bench-Southwest Makers Symposium”, Form + Concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2018

Visiting Lecture, San Francisco Arts Institute, San
Francisco, California, USA

Visiting Lecture, University of Illinois: Urbana-Champagne, Illinois, USA

Symposium Speaker, “Gem Talks”, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

2017

Visiting teacher for "Geometries in Steel," Penland School of Craft--Summer, 2-week session, Penland, North Carolina, USA

2015

Lecture, Bay Area Metals Art Guild, California College of Art, Berkeley, California, USA

2014  

Panel Speaker, Design/Miami, "Young American Designers," moderated by Glenn Adamson, Miami, Florida

Visiting teacher for “Drawing with Steel, ”Penland School of Crafts—Fall, 8-week session, Penland, North Carolina, USA

Visiting lecturer, Sacramento Community College—Introduction to Metalsmithing 

2013

Penland School of Crafts—Visiting teacher for “Steel & Skin,” Summer, 2-week session, Penland, North Carolina, USA

2012

SAIC Lecture—Visiting lecturer for undergraduate Fiber and Weaving material classes, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Saimaa University—Visiting lecturer for undergraduate and graduate Metals classes, Imatra Finland

2011

Saimaa University—Visiting lecturer for undergraduate and graduate Metals classes, Imatra Finland

COLLABORATIVE ARTS PROJECTS

2018

The Outpost--An activation group across US time zones. We converge to suss and discuss our blurry roles and how they play with and against the constructed ideals of our field, and of others. We communicate digitally and IRL - with each other and with you. We embrace the multi-hyphen: artist, activist, curator, designer, educator, gallerist, writer.

2014

WITH & WITH—Participated in year-long subversive art jewelry exhibition where organizer Noemi Selisker wore my work in conversation with work by James Drake at the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2012

KORU4: Kindred Spirits—Organizer for the workshops, exhibition and lectures for international symposium, Imatra, Finland

2011

SOFA Chicago—Curated, designed and organized the exhibition for Cranbrook Metals Department during SOFA Chicago, Illinois, USA

One x One—Organized and managed the artist/community engagement fundraiser for Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, Michigan, USA

RESIDENCIES

2019

Penland Winter Residency, Penland, North Carolina, USA

2018

Smitten Forum Residency, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA

Tending Spaces Fellowship, Spirit Rock, Marin County, California, USA

2017

Tending Spaces Fellowship, Spirit Rock, Marin County, California, USA

2014

Penland School of Craft, Iron, Wood, and Glass Winter Residency, Penland, North
Carolina, USA

2011

Galerie Rantapaja through the Saaima University of Applied Science, Department of Stonework and Metalsmithing Lappenranta, Finland

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

CODA Museum, Apledoorn, Netherlands

Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA

Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation, Michigan, USA

Houston Airport Collection, Texas, USA

Various Private Collections