Rebecca Phelan is a young recent graduate of National College of Art and Design. She is based in Dublin. Her main practice is in print-making, where she develops her ideas on the combination of minimalist architecture and nature. She is the recent recipient of the Graphic Studio Graduate Award 2017, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran. She is also the recipient of the Black Church Print Studio Graduate Award 2017, receiving 3rd place. Rebecca was longlisted for the RDS Visual Artist Awards 2017. She has displayed her work at Graphic Studio Gallery, Art box, St Patricks Hospital, Listoke Gallery and Mason Hayes & Curran Annual Christmas Exhibition.
‘My work stems from the awe and fascination with contemporary minimalist architecture and the incorporation of nature into that living environment. I display my design ideas of this architecture through the medium of aquatint, giving the print much more depth through the multiple tones that aquatint creates. Grabbing the viewer and leading them through a pathway and perspective of space and its surroundings, allows the viewer to enter a place of calmness and serenity that I have created.’