Profound Portrait Artist, Sculptor, Muralist
Rebecca-Rose is a Profound Portrait Artist, Sculptor, Muralist and Director of RMFAC Studio /Gallery. RMFAC was founded in 1982 with her grandmother, teacher, and mentor Mrs. Rose Washington Metzger. Mrs. Metzger self-taught, began her career (1932) in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance. Rebecca-Rose earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Carnegie–Mellon University and a Masters in Human Services with a concentration in Organizational Management in 2003 and completed the Post- Baccalaureate Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (concentration in Sculpture) in 2006.
Rebecca Rose completed her first commission for public art in 1978. She has worked with several communities throughout Philadelphia to complete mural art and sculptural projects. Rebecca–Rose was selected the First Artist for the Anti- Graffiti Network for the North Philadelphia Amtrak Project from which the Mural Arts Program emerged. As mural art coordinator for the Crisis Intervention Network, she engaged art to guide the destructive violence of gang youth into constructive transformation with the support of parents, community and political leaders. Rebecca-Rose has completed works of art for President Jimmy Carter, Impresario Samuel L. Evans and Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annon and the City of Philadelphia. The artist culminates forty years of experience in art. Added experiences in art education services enhance her exceptional insight, and dedication in the exploration of the profound in art. Commissions, artist in residence and public art include; Community Legal Services in 1979, the CETA Program under The Brandywine Graphic Workshop, 1979-1980, the Community Education Center 1880-81, Crisis Intervention Network 1982-85, City of Philadelphia Dept of Recreation and Public Property 1980-89, Family Court 1989-1990, The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument of Atlantic City, NJ.
Rebecca- Rose is currently working on a sculpture project, a full size bronze of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to honor the vision of Mr. R. Sonny Driver, who spearheaded the renaming of West River Drive to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. In addition, Rebecca Rose completed a bronze bust of Dr. King for the Dr. Martin Luther King Historic Marker Project located Haverford and Lancaster Avenues at 40th Street, with a grant secured by the People’s Emergency Center in conjunction with the Restore Philadelphia Corridors project.
Rebecca-Rose: Select Exhibitions
2012 Belize Embassy, Los Angeles, CA “Denmark to Belize and Beyond- The Metzgen/r Family History: 1784-2012”, curated by Rebecca-Rose
2011 “RMFAC”: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, sponsored by CEVA
2011 “LOOK” , Gallery at Fattah House, funded by Drexel Univ /City of Phila.
2011 “Sojourner Truth”, Women’s Museum of San Diego California
2007 New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana
2006 30th Anniversary Exhibit, African American Museum of Philadelphia
2006 CMU College of Fine Art 100% Centennial, Carnegie-Mellon Univ. Pgh
2005 1301 Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Phila., PA
2000 Art from the Heart, Franciscan Center, Andover, Mass
1998 For the Glory of God, Valley Forge Convention Center, Valley Forge PA
1997 Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
1996 Cath./ Jewish Museum of Art & History, Rockefeller Plaza. NY
1990 “Up Close and Personal”, Museum of Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta GA