Rebecca Latourette Connolly is a London based artist working in painting and sculpture. Central to her work is a binary of emotions: pain, anxiety, isolation, and revulsion, in contrast to: comfort, care, connection, and beauty. She is interested in how these oppositions create narratives of human experience, specifically, an embodied experience that materially speaks to the visceral sensations of what it is to be in a body and interact with the self and others.
Latourette Connolly’s work is particularly concerned with characterizing trauma-induced psychological states. Using anthropomorphism as a vehicle, she examines the personified characteristics of trauma and dissociative states as autonomous entities. She is interested in how these entities occupy space within the self, and how this effects the subject’s perceptions of embodiment.
b. 1993 California, USA.
Living and working in London, UK.
2017-2019 Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Fine Art Painting
2011-2015 Goldsmiths University of London, BA Fine Art & Art History
the Graduate Art Prize 2019, Exchange House, London, UK
Slade School of Fine Art Graduate Degree Show, London, UK
Interim Show, Slade Research Centre, London, UK
The Field, ASC Gallery, London, UK
The Morning After, The Great Highway Gallery, Curated by Leo Bersamina, San Francisco, CA, USA
The Conversion of Things, AICAD New York Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition, Juried by Lilian Tone: Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at MoMA New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA
BA Fine Art & Art History Degree Show, Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK
Permeation of the Self, Goldsmiths University of London, Curated by the Goldsmiths Visual Cultures Society, London, UK
The Middle, The Rag Factory, London, UK
Residencies and Awards
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) New York Studio Residency Program, Mentored by Sharon Butler and Kate Levant, Brooklyn, NY
‘Preview: Fine Art & History of Art Degree Show 2015,’ Medha Dutta, Goldsmiths Leopard
‘Goldsmiths’ Young Artists Build Their Future in Brick Lane,’ Meg Green, Cassone