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Education
MA Royal College of Art, 2016
BA Illustration & Animation, Kingston University, 2012


Selected Exhibitions Femfest, Ugly Duck, London, 2017; SHOW 16, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Different Strokes, Hockney Gallery, London, 2016; Over the Line, Poetry Café, London, 2015; Offprint London, Tate Modern, London, 2015; London Illustration Fair, Hoxton Arches, London, 2014; Not For Rental, 71a Gallery, London, 2013; Rare, Rochelle School, London, 2012; The Edge of Print, Stour Space, London, 2012; Pictoplasma: Post-Digital Monsters, La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, 2011; Shop!, KK Outlet, London, 2011

Selected Awards
Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Award, 2015; Highly Commended, Cheltenham Illustration Awards, 2013; Shortlisted, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2012; Narrative Prize, Kingston University, 2012

Selected Clients
Cicada Books; D&AD;  Foyles Bookshop; Little, Brown Book Group; International Alert; Royal College of Art

Selected Publications
Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics, Sidekick Books, 2015; Illustrated Gardening Journal, Cicada Books, 2014
Rebecca Truscott-Elves is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Before completing her MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art in 2016, Rebecca studied in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston, receiving a commendation for narrative design. She has a background in illustration, design and arts education and continues to practise as an artist and educator; publishing, teaching and exhibiting in London and Europe.

Her practice is concerned with exploring the dialogue between thinking, drawing and making, alongside constructing narratives that play with truth and fiction. It relies on research: visual research rooted in our environment, but also reading – from poetry, to literary fiction, to non-fiction social commentary. She was awarded the Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Award in 2015, as well as being highly commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Awards (2013) and a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (2012).

Rebecca seeks to push the materialities of different media, weaving new stories  through the marriage of appropriated materials; clay forms, printmaking, drawing and spoken word in conversation with each other in the construction of innovative narrative environments.




Questions, collaborations, commissions? I am always happy to hear from you!




© Rebecca Truscott-Elves 2017