Rebecca Bluestone is a contemporary abstract artist using traditional tapestry techniques and hand-dyed silks of varied textures and sheens and metallic threads woven on a cotton warp as her medium. Instead of applying paint to canvas, she dyes the fibers first and then, in essence, weaves her own canvas. In this way the work is done in a very painterly manner. Each of her one-of-a kind pieces contains hundreds of different colors created by Rebecca.
Rebecca’s work appears in public and private collections around the world. In 2007 Rebecca was commissioned to create three tapestries, @13×5 feet, for the main lobby of the new headquarters for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City that opened in 2008. In 2002 the Denver Art Museum featured her work in a 12 year overview from June 15-November 10, 2002. This exhibition represented the first time the Denver Art Museum had shown a solo contemporary fiber artist. Rebecca has received numerous commissions, including a Federal Art in Architecture commission for the US Courthouse in Albuquerque, NM.
The following are just a few of the public and private collections containing Rebecca’s work; Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico State Capitol, US Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and the private collection of Robert Redford.
Her work has been regularly seen in national publications including, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, AMERICAN CRAFT, FIBERARTS, HANDWOVEN MAGAZINE, SOUTHWEST ART and SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT.