Rebecca Hartman-Kearns a graduate of the South Australian School of Art is an exciting contemporary artist in the field of glass.
Since graduating Rebecca has exhibited in a variety of national exhibitions such as ‘Bent’ Adelaide Festival Centre, ‘Removed’ Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Centre and the ‘Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize’, Rebecca also had a solo show during the ‘Art in the East End, Come Out Festival’ where she was awarded the ‘Mancorps Critics Choice Award’.
In 2005 the International Glass Art Society Conference was hosted in Adelaide where Rebecca was awarded third prize in the International Student Exhibition. This international recognition of her unique and original work resulted in an invitation to exhibit in a two-person show ‘Aurora Australis’ at the ‘Luniverre Gallery, Paris. In 2009 Rebecca was one of 3 Australian Glass artists to be invited to exhibit in ‘Glashart 2009’ held in the Netherlands which resulted in her work being collected to appear in the prestigious ‘Bragotti Gallery’, Amsterdam.
Rebecca’s work has appeared in Publications such as Craft Arts International as well as the prestigious New Glass Review 26 and again in edition 28, where 895 artists from 40 countries submitted work to be chosen and her work was one of only 100 to be published.
Rebecca began her studies in ceramics and life drawing but was quickly seduced by hot glass. She draws her inspiration from the human form and how our daily occurrences and interactions change the shape and gesture of the body.
Her passion for exploring new ideas and creative ways of pushing past boundaries in her making process, concept development and presentation, has resulted in Rebecca establishing a significant profile as a South Australian artist.