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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rebecca Griggs lives in the Chicago Metropolitan area which has been her home for the past 50 years. She began exploring art when she graduated High School in 1989. When she graduated from college she began to independently work with trained artists at the Palette and Chisel in downtown Chicago. In 2000 she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to earn a certificate in drawing and painting. Even though she considers herself a self taught artist she valued the training in a formal setting. She has been represented in various shows and galleries throughout the US; receiving a handful of awards and recognitions.
Rebecca’s evolution into Self Portraits began in 2012 after having a life threatening illness. She saw it as an opportunity to pick up the camera and study herself as the subject matter. Being in front of the camera felt awkward but her self portraits grew into a body of work that is still ongoing today.