Rebecca Meanley received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2003, having previously studied at Nottingham Trent University and Glasgow School of Art. Rebecca lives and works in London and exhibits internationally; she is also Senior Lecturer in Fine Art part-time at the University of Bedfordshire. Her primary practice as a painter incorporates drawing and writing and uses photography as a continual archival process.
Meanley has just had her first solo show ‘The inexplicable moments of painting’ at Cadogan Contemporary which has been a great success; this show presented an entirely new series of paintings made between January 2016 and February 2017. Meanley became represented by Cadogan Contemporary, London in 2016 exhibiting five paintings in their Summer 2016 group show. Meanley’s previous 2016 solo show When Paint Takes Over presented large-scale abstract paintings at ArtWorks Project Space, London. Other 2016 group shows include Sixty at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London which toured to Art Athina, Athens, Rem-Brand Name at Lola Nikolaou Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece and Small is Beautiful at Flowers New York.
In 2015 Meanley exhibited in Material Tension at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, curated by Day and Gluckman, Sunday in the Park with Ed curated by Cedric Christie and Pascal Roussen at the Display Gallery, London, A5 Art Athina, Athens with Lubomirov-Easton, Arte Mexico a British Art Auction in Mexico City, The Other Art Fair in London and Small Is Beautiful New York. 2014 shows include From Here & There at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado USA which then toured to The Elysium Gallery in Swansea, Wales and Summer Salon at the Lion and Lamb, London which toured to The Lookout in Aldeburgh. Meanley undertook a residency in Hontianske Trstany, Slovakia, resulting in an exhibition there in September 2014. In 2013 Meanley’s work was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by Humphrey Ocean. Her work is held in several private collections.