Rebecca Scheckman
Medium: Drawing and Mixed Media

Studio Location:
126 13th Street
Studio # 2b

Phone: 5163599285



Artist Bio:
Rebecca Scheckman is a New York based multi-media trained artist whose perspective represents an exploration of systemic solutions that address inequity. With a career already established in video journalism and social justice, Rebecca began to pursue sci-fi story telling and drawing as an exploration of human potential outside of the current economic system.

She holds a BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a MA in Media and Documentary Studies from The New School. Rebecca currently works as the Creative Director at American Prison Data Systems, producing images and video of the APDS product being used in prisons for educational advancement. Prior to joining the team, she worked for more than five years as a freelance videographer, producer, director and film editor for various companies and organizations in the social justice field. Most recently, Rebecca was a technical director and video editor who helped develop the progressive online weekly interview series, The Laura Flanders Show.

Artist Statement:
Through community discussions of decolonization, systemic change and social justice, I look at what drives humans to change. What are the conditions that lead to cultural revolutions? What will humans need to face now in order to be ready for that change? Each drawing serves as a meditation on what can be. The work I create is from a need to imagine what a loving, empathetic and compassionate world looks like and how to build a future with that in mind. The drawings are rendered by blending abstraction, figuration, and multi-dimensional spaces into complex futuristic landscapes interwoven with visions of new technology.

All images and text copyright Rebecca Scheckman