Photo by Scott Cartwright
Rebecca Braziel was born in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. Since graduating, she has gained experience as an artist assistant, workshop instructor, middle school art teacher, and co-op member. She has stayed involved with SCAD by returning to the fibers department as a guest critic and senior mentor.
Rebecca’s excitement for various disciplines and combining them creates a style unique to her. Her fibers background is at the core creating a focus on texture, process, material, repetition and attention to detail. Another pivotal element in her work is her material sourcing. A lover of collaboration, she feels that found objects bring their own story to the table, providing an inspirational starting point. Most of these objects are discarded or damaged which feeds into Rebecca’s desire to appreciate something worth saving.
Rebecca moved to Houston in 2013 and has since shown her work at the Galveston Art Center, Mountain View College, Hunter Gather Project, and recently completely a six-month artist residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.