Rebecca Parker is interested in creating opportunities for artists to engage with communities that support and grow their practice.
As Program Director at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, she works with faculty, visiting artists, artists-in-residence, and students to create programming that connects artists to the landscape of Ox-Bow as a site for experimentation and community. As an arts administrator, she has worked in a number of capacities, including commissioning public art and working with university admissions. Prior to moving to Chicago, she served as the grants manager for the Winston-Salem and Forsyth Arts Council. She received her Master of Fine Arts, with a performance focus, from the University of Connecticut, and her BFA in ceramics from Middle Tennessee State University. She continues her practice as an artist and has exhibited at the CAC, Chicago, IL; ArtSpace, New Haven, CT; Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC; and Chasama, NY.