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Rebecca Schoonmaker
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Member Since: July 1st, 2005
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Rebecca Schoonmaker b. 1976

Syracuse, New York

Resides: Albany, New York


I think of my paintings and raku tiles as windows or glimpses into another place. Each piece invites the viewer for an intimate look at a meditative process of mark making, often including a box or square as the dominant shape (a multitude of small windows making up one larger window). The designs in each painting are inspired by beauty and pattern in nature. Each layer is created by reacting to the surface or layer beneath, influenced by the pattern or design below it, either working with or against the layer before. Pattern and layering on the surface cause an abstract perfection and serendipity simultaneously creating emotions.


2001 Master of Fine Arts- Painting, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York.

1998 Bachelor of Arts- Painting, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

1994-1996 Studied studio art foundations, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York.

1994 New York State Regents High School Diploma, West Genesee Senior High School, Camillus, New York.


2007 Instructor, Mildred Elley, Latham, New York. Responsible for teaching Color Theory.

2006 Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Cobleskill, Cobleskill, New York. Responsibilities include developing a syllabus and teaching Two-Dimensional Design to 20 undergraduate students, introducing processes, materials and concepts for each project, leading critiques on completed projects and providing necessary criticism.

2002-2006 Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York. Responsibilities included; developing a syllabus and teaching Drawing I and Two-Dimensional Design to 60 undergraduate students

2002 Adjunct Professor, Sage College of Albany, Albany, New York.

2001-2004 Office Manager/Web Designer, CompTutor, Inc/IntelliSites, Albany, New York. Responsibilities included; managing the office of a small business, web design and updates for web clients.

2001 Graduate Assistantship, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York.

2000 Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York. Assisting Instructor Lance Ehlers

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Beercan Island Lake Ontario Wood 1
Otsego NY, 2 Cocina Beach Buried City
Raku Sunset Stitch Twiggy
Tap Scape Burst

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+ Rebecca Schoonmaker's Artist Daybook
+ January 4th, 2019 at 10:07 am
+ September 16th, 2013 at 03:17 pm
+ February 23rd, 2012 at 10:21 pm
+ March 4th, 2010 at 09:33 pm