About



Born in Kent in 1990, Rebecca Truscott-Elves is a multidisciplinary artist telling peculiar tales of disinterment, femaleness and place, in the tension between drawing, making and language.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2016, where she was awarded the Gordon Peter Pickard Prize, she has continued to teach and exhibit in the UK and further afield, including Offprint at Tate Modern (2015) and What is DRAWing? at London’s Temple Church Triforium (2018). Most recently, she curated and took part in a two-woman show with Catherine Anyango Grünewald as part of 2019’s Margate Festival, as well as taking part in group show, Lines of Thought (2019), at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. Forthcoming shows include group show The Studio at 4 a.m. at Hastings Contemporary. She is currently a faculty PhD scholar  at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, conducting research into art practice, female trauma, and the home.



CV

Education
PhD Canterbury Christ Church University, 2022
MA Royal College of Art, 2016
BA Kingston School of Art, 2012


Selected Exhibitions
The Studio at 4 a.m., Hastings Contemporary, January 2020; Stuff on Walls, Things on Floors, Pie Factory, Margate, 2019; Lines of Thought, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea; Plus One, LIMBO Arts, Margate, 2019 (artist & curator); Love-in (A Cold Climate), LIMBO Arts, Margate, 2019; What is DRAWing?, Triforium, Temple Church, London, 2018; Nothing from Nothing, LIMBO Arts, Margate, 2018; Femfest, Ugly Duck, London, 2017; SHOW 16, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Different Strokes, Hockney Gallery, London, 2016 (artist & co-curator); Over the Line, Poetry Café, London, 2015; Offprint London, Tate Modern, London, 2015; 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


Artist in Residence
Nothing from Nothing, LIMBO Arts, 2018
Threads Micro Residency, Ideas Test, 2018 



Selected Collections Czong Institute of Contemporary Art; Royal College of Art Archive

Selected Commissions
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

Selected Awards
Faculty Scholarship, 2019; Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Award, 2015; Highly Commended, Cheltenham Illustration Awards, 2013; Shortlisted, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2012; Narrative Prize, Kingston University, 2012