Rebecca Sitar was born in the UK in 1969. She trained at Winchester School of Art and Manchester Metropolitan University where she attained an MA in Fine Art (Painting) in 1992. In 1991 she was awarded a Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte European Award.

Working across the practices of painting and photography, Sitar’s work is distinguished by its subtle fusion of abstract and figurative elements. “Sitar’s painterly language and her strangely emblematic images are imbued with veiled meanings and resonate with compressed, yet oblique personal feeling. These are works that do not deal – despite the painterly marks and the layers acrylic’s luminosity – with surface but with depth. (Sue Hubbard).

Sitar has exhibited in a number of notable exhibitions in the UK and Europe, with solo shows including Present & Elsewhere Galerija Karas, Zagreb (2006); Hinterland Eagle Gallery, London (2004); Mind Breaths Turnpike Gallery, Leigh (2000) and Lightness & Weight Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (1996). In 2014 her work was selected for the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition and the Oriel Davies Open. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions since 1990 including Slow Burn: Meaning and Vision in Contemporary British Abstract Painting (touring show 1998 – 1999) and Beginnings Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2000).

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