Rebecca Braziel was born in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fibers in 2008. Since then, she has gained experience as an artist assistant, workshop instructor, middle school art teacher, and co-op member. She has continued to be involved in the fibers department at SCAD, both as guest critic and
With a fibers background at the core, she focuses on texture, process, material, repetition and attention to detail. A pivotal element in her work is material sourcing. A lover of collaboration, she feels that found objects bring their own story to the table and provide an inspirational starting point.
Rebecca moved to Houston in 2013. Since then, her work has been shown at Galveston Art Center, Mountain View College, and Hunter Gather Project. Earlier this summer, Rebecca won the Texas Biggest 10 Award from Katy Contemporary Arts Museum.
Rebecca will be with HCCC through February, 2017. During her six-month residency she will explore her passion for creating a contemporary twist on traditional textile techniques, including paper-cutting, paper-making, beading, and dye processes. She strives to push her work further into the sculptural realm and take scale to the next level. To learn more about her work, visit rebeccabraziel.com.
Above, from top to bottom: Rebecca Braziel. Photo by Paul Hester. Rebecca Braziel, “The Wood of Nahunta,” 2014 . Mixed media, 51 × 11 × 4 inches. Photo by Paul Hester.