"My residency in 2014 in the Lofoten Islands in north Norway reminded me of the beguiling quality of pale northern light. That experience contributed to this recent series of paintings which explore the moment of transition from invisible to visible." Rebecca Salter
Rebecca Salter, painter and printmaker born 1955, studied at Bristol Polytechnic and then at Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan, where she lived for six years. While living in Kyoto she studied traditional Japanese woodblock printing and with Professor Kurosaki Akira and has since written two books on the subject. Her interest in printmaking is combined with her practice in painting. She is Associate Lecturer on the MA printmaking Course at Camberwell College of Art, University of Arts, London.
Salter exhibits regularly in London, Europe, Japan and New York. In 2011 she had a major retrospective into the light of things at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut. A monograph was published to coincide with the show. An accompanying exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery explored links between Western artists and Japan. She has also been artist in residence twice (2003 and 2011) at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut.
She has also undertaken several Architectural commissions including 15 Sackville Street, London W1 and St. George's Hospital, Tooting. In December 2014 Rebecca Salter had the honor of being elected to the Royal Academy of Arts.