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Artist Bio

Rebecca Giles works in mixed media on paper. Much of her work is text-based. She deals with themes of feminism, immigration, religion, sacred scripture, children’s rights, child marriage, violence against women, religious perspectives on women, head coverings for women, a desire for freedom, a desire for safety, and a desire for education. Rebecca was born in Media, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Turkey and the Balkans. She is a BFA painting major at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and will graduate in Spring 2022.


A brief write-up about the work I am showing

The work I am showing in this exhibition deals with themes of women’s rights, religion, immigration, freedom, and education. It speaks to various religious perspectives on women. It cries out against violence towards women and sexualization of young girls. It expresses a longing for freedom and safety.

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