Education
MA Royal College of Art, 2016
BA Kingston School of Art, 2012


Selected Exhibitions
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 (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 (upcoming)


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 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
Rebecca Truscott-Elves’ practice is primarily concerned with exploring the stories that exist in the tension between drawing, making and language. Working between disciplines, and driven by the materiality appropriate to each work’s particular subject matter, process becomes a tool to meditate on the weaving of individual experience with collective understanding. Using drawing as sculpture, sculpture as drawing, and practice as research, she constructs narratives exploring fact and fiction, gender, place, and the characters so often lurking in the periphery.

Born in North Kent in 1990, Rebecca received her MA from the Royal College of Art in 2016, where she was awarded the Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Bursary. She has been nominated for several prizes, and regularly exhibits in London and further afield, including Offprint at Tate Modern and Different Strokes at the Hockney Gallery, which she also co-curated. With a background in arts education at further education and postgraduate level, Rebecca continues to practise as both artist and educator, including her recent group residency and show at LIMBO Arts in Margate, responding to Turner Contemporary’s Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’.



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




© Rebecca Truscott-Elves 2018