Rebekah Erev
Philadelphia, PA


Education

2014-2016   Do-It-Yourself Art School (formally DIY MFA, a self-directed, advanced degree program and artist collective), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
2013   Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, Ordination, Falls Village, CT
2009   Master in Teaching, k-12 and Art credentials, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2006   BA, Studio Art and Creative Writing, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2001-2002   Concentration Glass and Bookmaking, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Residencies, Awards, Grants

2017   CTRL+SHFT Artist Collective, Residency, Oakland, CA
2016   Fancyland, Residency, Blue Lake, CA
2016   Center for Cultural Innovation, Quick Grant
2015   Olympia Knitting Mills Artist Collective, Residency, Olympia, WA
2003   International Student Exhibition, student award, Glass Art Society Seattle, WA

Solo Exhibitions

2017   Mutual Incantations,  CTRL+SHFT Artist Collective, Oakland, CA
2015   Middle Tense, The Olympia Knitting Mills Artist Collective, Olympia, WA
2015   Cycles, E.M. Wolfman Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014   Moon Angels A.K.A. “feelings”, Alchemy Collective Cafe, Berkeley, CA
2003   The Old Black Hills, Batdorf & Bronson, Olympia, WA
2003   New Work, Community Print at K Records, Olympia, WA
2003   Olympia Arts Walk, Archibald Sister’s, Olympia, WA

Group Exhibitions

2016   Hex Work, Qulture Collective, Oakland, CA
2016   Studio Sale, two person show with Grace Rosario Perkins, Five Pins Project, San Francisco, CA
2016   Twins, Wolfman Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015   Opal Moon Fauna, Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2015   We’re Seeing Portals Everywhere, Down At Lulu’s, Oakland, CA
2012   What She Said, QB, Olympia, WA
2012   In Honor Of, Kitzel’s, Olympia, WA
2003   Window, Archibald Sisters, Olympia, WA
2002   Olympia Arts Walk, State 118 Emerging Artists Gallery, Olympia, WA
2002   Art, Homo-a-Gogo Festival, Capitol Theatre, Olympia, WA

Screenings

2015   (Re)Visions Film Festival, “Release from Identity Control,” created with Wu Li Leung, Fruitvale Public Library, Oakland, CA

Selected Performances

2017    Various Queer Mikveh, Chicago, IL.; Albany Bulb, Albany, CA, Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA
2016    Collective Hex, Qulture Collective, Oakland, CA
2015    FREAKS | B | COMING | HOME tour with Wu Li Leung, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA; Olympia Knitting Mills Artist Collective, Olympia, WA; Rainmaker Artist Residency, Portland, OR
2015    HÄXÄN Festival, “Mountain Oracle,” Oakland, CA
2015    Street Performance, “Mountain Oracle,” San Francisco, CA
2002    Homo-a-Gogo Festival, “Story Trope,” Olympia, WA

Curatorial Experience

2016    Hex Work, Qulture Collective, Oakland, CA
2012    What Could Be, Kitzel’s, Olympia, WA
2012    Introduction, Artist’s Gallery, Olympia, WA
2003    An Overview, Community Print at K Records, Olympia, WA
2003    Yeah But, Community Print at K Records, Olympia, WA

Related Professional Experience

2014-current   Rebekah Erev Studio, Berkeley, CA
2013-current   Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess), Practicing clergy person & workshop instructor, Berkeley, CA
2016-2017   Home school Teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area
2013-2014   Volunteer, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2012-2014   Teaching Artist, Cultural Kaleidoscope Program, Palo Alto, CA
2012-2013   Art Teacher, Gateway Middle School, San Francisco, CA
2009-2012   Art Teacher, Timberline High School and North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey, WA
2001-2003   Shop Coordinator and Workshop Instructor, Community Print, Olympia, WA
1998-1999   Glassblowing Assistant and Shop Manager, DKL Studios, Cedarville, NJ

Selected Publications

2018   Jewschool, "#TorahForTheResistance: The Queer Mikveh Project," interview with Nicki Green
2018   Little Red Tarot, "Queer futures actualized in the present."
2018   Mayyim Hayyim, "Why Queer Mikveh?"

Interviews, Press and Reviews

2017   Silverstein, Kathryn, “(Re)turn, Grimes, Resistance and the High Holidays” Shakespeare and Punk
2017   Have Company Podcast, “In Conversation with Rebekah Erev” Episode 50
2016   Congratulations Pinetree Podcast, “Do It Yourself” Episode 106
2016   Maiden, Beth "Follow Your Arrow: Artist and Priestess Rebekah Erev on Making Spirituality Accessible to All," Autostraddle
2016   Nathan Gerson, Merrisa "Finding the Magic in Shemini Atzeret," Tablet Magazine
2015   Burke, Sarah “Art School Opt-Out” Eastbay Express