Rebecca Shapass

Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program

92 Plymouth Street

Rebecca Shapass is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and based in New York City. Her art and image-making practice revolve around an interest in exploring femininity in all of its forms and expressions. This interest converges with an obsessive study of memory and time in the form of active documentation of everyday life through moving image—shot and found, collected objects, and the employment of anachronisms in her art-making. The nature of these studies and experiments are both collective and personal, leading her work to question the place of womxn within time’s flux through the themes of sexuality, identity, and the body. Rebecca’s works manifest as diaristic and found footage films, video art, film and slide projections, multimedia works, and installations.

Currently, I am working on a series of videos, collages and sculptures as a meditation on menstruation and fertility.

About Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program

Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.

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