Rebecca Cross
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2641 Garfield St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel. 202 232–6695 Fax. 202 232–6684


  • The Royal College of Art, London, England – M.A., Painting, 1982
  • The Studio of Anthony Caro, London – Studio Assistant, 1978–80
  • St. Martin's School of Art, London – "Certificate of Advanced Sculpture", 1976,1977
  • The Art Students League, New York, NY – Life Drawing, 1975
  • Bennington College, Bennington, VT – B.A., Painting & Sculpture, 1978


  • D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts – Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, 1991 & 1998
  • The MacDowell Colony – Fellow, 1993
  • American Scandinavian Foundation – Grant for Collaboration on Bresee Dansekompani production of "Unstill Lives", 1990
  • The Upper Catskill Council for the Arts – Oneonta, NY, 1990


  • National Museum of American Art – Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, Ceramics

THEATRE DESIGN – Sets & Costumes

  • The Strand Theater, Boston, MA, 2001 & 2002 & 2003 & 2004 & 2005 Sets & Costumes for Ballet ROX production of "The Urban Nutcracker"– Tony Williams – Artistic Director
  • Kennedy Center, Terrace Theatre, Washington, DC – For Bresee Danskompani Sets & Costume Design for Dances "Still Life" and "Daily News", 1990
  • Slade Theatre, Oneonta, NY – for Bresee Danskompani Sets & Costume Design for Dances "Still Life" and "Daily News", 1990
  • Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway – for Bresee Danskompani Sets & Costume Design for the Dance "Still Life", 1989


  • The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC – Guest Speaker, Feb. 1991
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC – Studio Tour & Talk, April 1991
  • Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY – Visiting Lecturer, Sept. 1990
  • Jewish Community Center, Rockville, MD – Studio Tour & Talk, April 1989
  • Maryland Arts Club, Silver Spring, MD – Guest Speaker, Jan. 1986
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA – Visiting Lecturer, Nov. 1984
  • Southwark College, London, UK – Part–time Teaching: Sculpture/3D Design, 1979–82


  • The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC, 2004 "New Ceramic Works"
  • Interlimbic Gallery, Middleberg, VA, 2003
    • New Work & Selections from "Still Life – objects in a domestic landscape" (10ft x 32ft) & "Pear Suite"
  • Humanities Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN, 1999
    • "Still Life – objects in a domestic landscape" (10ft x 32ft) –
  • ACME Art Company, Columbus, OH, 1998
    • "Still Life – objects in a domestic landscape" (10ft x 32ft) – installation; 39 paintings on paper mounted on panels 26" x 40" ea.
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1998
    • "Still Life – objects in a domestic landscape" (10ft x 32ft) – installation; 39 paintings on paper mounted on panels 26" x 40" ea.
    • "Pear Suite"– a series of color and black & white paintings exploring variations on the pear
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1994
    • "My Boys – My Men" – paintings and works on paper
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991
    • "Container Series" – tile murals and ceramics
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1988
    • "Vatican Series" – graphite drawings on paper, paintings and ceramics
    • The Gallery, York, PA, 1986 "Still Life" – oil paintings on paper and canvas
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1985
    • "Still Life" – oil paintings on canvas and paper, lithographs
  • Gallery D'Este, New York, NY, 1984
    • "Hypercolorism" oil paintings on paper
  • The Andrew Gallery, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1984
    • "Still Life"– oil paintings on paper
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1984
    • "Recent Work" Still Life – oil paintings and works on paper
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1983
    • "Still Life" – oil paintings on canvas and paper


  • Rockville Arts Place, "Metro Clay", Rockville, MD, Feb 2005
  • Corcoran Museum, WPAC's "Curator's Choice" Wash, DC, 2003
  • Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, "Maryland Arts Festival", Baltimore, MD, 2000 The Athenaeum, Alex, Va, "Hollin Hills 50 Years", 1999
  • Gallery 505, Washington, DC, "Visual Arts Fellowship Winners" 1999
  • Art Gallery, Mongomery College, Rockville MD, "Artists in Public Art", 1999
  • ART ATTACK, collaboration on installation at Columbia, MD Arts Festival, 1997
  • ART ATTACK, collaboration on installation "Vessel", Arlington, VA, 1995
  • Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, DC, "Artist to Artist", 1995
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, "Twenty Chairs", 1995
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, " Musicale Auction ", 1995
  • Hemphill Fine Art, Washington, DC, "Pleasures", 1994
  • William Woobie Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1994
  • Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, "Art on the Block", 1991
  • Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC, "Artists Applied", 1991
  • Carol Hoberman Gallery, Franklin, MI, 1991
  • Gallery 819, Baltimore, MD, "Selected Pottery", 1990
  • Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, "Small & Choice", 1990
  • American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, 1988
  • The Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, "Office as Art", 1986 Curated by Marianne Goley
  • Reynolds Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA, 1986
  • Trumps Restaurant, Washington, DC, "Decorative Painting", 1985
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Norfolk, VA, "Still Life", 1985
  • Mellons Restaurant, Washington, DC, "Michael Clark, Rebecca Cross,
  • Kevin MacDonald", Paintings, Drawings & Prints, 1985
  • Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, VT, "The Years After", 1984, Curated by Sidney Tillim
  • The Public Art Trust, Washington Square, Washington, DC, "Sculpture "84", 1984
  • Stavaridus Gallery, Boston, MA, 1983
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, Annual Curated Art Auction,1983 thru 1998 & 2003
  • Gallery Four, "Summer Show", Alexandria, VA, 1982
  • The Sandford Gallery, London, England, " English Art 1900 –1982 ", 1982
  • The Royal College of Art, London, England, " Painting Degree Show ", 1982
  • North London Polytechnic, London, England, "New Sculpture ", 1979
  • The Embankment, London, England, "St. Martin's on the South Bank", 1978
  • The Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, England,
  • "Young Contemporaries", 1978
  • The Royal Academy, London, England, "Young Contemporaries", 1977
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, "Washington Portfolio",
  • Washington Printmakers Workshop Project with artists Angelo Hodick, John Sirica, Jacob Kainen, Michael Clark, collaborative lithograph, 1974


  • Art Papers
  • New York Magazine
  • Museum and Arts Magazine
  • The Washington Post
  • The Washington Post Magazine
  • Metropolitan Home
  • York Daily Record, PA
  • Connoisseur Magazine
  • The New York Times
  • InTowner Magazine, DC
  • The Journal Newspaper, VA
  • Taxi Magazine
  • Washington Times
  • Saturday Review
  • Veranda Magazine
  • Dossier Magazine, DC
  • Washington Woman
  • Where Magazine, DC
  • The City Paper, DC
  • Home & Design Magazine, DC


  • Vogue Decoration, Paris
  • The London Times
  • Ballet International, Germany
  • The London Standard
  • Arbeiderbladet, Oslo, Norway
  • Aftenposten, Oslo, Norway
  • Morgen Bladet, Oslo, Norway
  • Dagbladet, Oslo, Norway


  • WETA TV, Washington, DC – "AROUND TOWN" Best Bets recommendation by Bill Dunlap of Cross' "Still Life– objects in a domestic landscape" show at Addison/Ripley Gallery, March 1998
  • WETA TV, Washington, DC, –"AROUND TOWN," critics discuss Washington cultural events; review and discussion of Rebecca Cross' show, "My Boys – My Men," at Addison/Ripley Gallery, Feb. 1994
  • Cable TV, Arlington, VA – "SLUMBER PARTY" interview with ART ATTACK artists, Alberto Gaitan, Peter Wynant, Jeremy Jellefy & Rebecca Cross, 1995
  • TV Tokyo "SAVVY LIFE," 1/2 hour profile on Rebecca Cross included in a series featuring professional American women in the arts, Kenji Communications, New York and Tokyo, Japan, 1989


  • BARNEYS, New York, Manhassett, Japan, Costa Mesa, Cleveland
  • GUMPS, San Francisco
  • SONRISA, Los Angeles
  • DU VERRE, Toronto, Canada
  • AMERICAN HAND, Washington, DC


Washington, DC

  • The Washington Convention Center 2003
  • US State Department
  • Peat & Marwick
  • Arnold & Porter
  • The Washington Post
  • Capitol Management Co. (Club Zei)
  • The Artery Organization
  • Tabard Inn
  • Thyme Square Restaurant
  • Bistro Bistro Restaurant
  • Freddie Mac
  • Thunder Grill
  • Oliver T. Carr Co.
  • Charles E. Smith Co.
  • Powell Goldstein
  • CoCo LoCo Restaurant
  • AARP
  • Marriott Suites Hote
  • Wood Set Inc.
  • Westin Hotel

Bogota, Colombia

  • American Embassy ( 3 – 4' x 8' tile murals) Hyatt Hotel

London, England

  • The Contemporary Arts Society
  • National Westminster Bank

Denver, CO

  • Denver Hilton

New York, NY

  • Red Rock Grill


  • Davis, Robert Aubrey – "Around Town" – A Weekly review of cultural events in Washington, WETA, television Jan 20 & 22 1994
  • Frich, Elizabeth –"Bresee Danskmpani", Oslo, Norway Nov 1989
  • Heybey, Anne – "Ordinary Food Takes on Extraordinary Colors"
  • The York Daily Record,York, PA, The Art Corner Oct 1996
  • Kessler, Pamela – "The Vatican in the Shape of a Cross", The Washington Posst, Washington, DC C2 June 4, 1988
  • McCoy, Mary – "Cross at Addison Ripley", The Washington Post, Washington, DC Jan 29, 1994
  • "Art Themes Relate to Women", Morris Post, Morris, MN 1999
  • "Urban Nutcracker", Roxbury Banner, Boston, MA –Jan 2002
  • Yasui, Todd Allen, "Still Life with People From a Painter and a Dance Company, a Living Canvas" The Washington Post, Arts Beat, September 17. 1990
  • Hogan, Sarah – "Artists Expolre Womanhood and Loss in Latest Exhibit", Prairie Newspaper?, MN 1999
  • Krafft, Louise – "Hollin Hills Shows off its Artistic Bent in Exhibit", The Mount Vernon Gazette, Alexandria, VA Oct 21, 1999 page 34
  • Ljunggren, Margaret – "Stilleben i bevegelse pa Black Box" Aftenposten, Oslo, Norway, Sept 26, 1991
  • Merino, Tony "Rebecca Cross, Addison/Ripley Fine Art", Art Papers, Atlanta, GA July 1994
  • Richards, Paul – "Paintings by Rebecca Cross" The Washington Post, Washington, DC, Nov, 5 1984
  • Rogers, Patricia Dane – "Home–Grown Creativity" The Washington Post, Washington, DC October 14, 1999
  • Sorenson, Hans Christian – "Fargerikt stilleben",Arbeiderbladet, Oslo Norway, Nov 23, 1989
  • Vaizey, Marina "At Canute's Court" The Sunday Times, London, UK May 2, 1982


  • The American Embassy, Bogota Colombia – 1995. Christopher Addison of the Addison/Ripley Gallery consulted with the Ambassador and his staff to commission three, 4'x 8' ceramic tile murals specifically for the in–house restaurant in the new Embassy building. The themes of the murals were the fruits and flowers indigenous to Colombia.
  • Thyme Square Restaurant, Bethesda, MD – 1996. Adamstein Demetriou Architects and Mark Carralouzzi restaurant owner, commissioned a 40 ft long mural for one long wall and an 8ft long mural over the bar as well as an exterior mural of related themes covering the entire building which dramatically draws attention to the site from many blocks away.
  • The American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. – 1993. Gallery Four of Alexandria VA. in partnership with Addison/Ripley Gallery, represented my work with the client AARP to commission a tile mural to hang in the new headquarter building in downtown DC.
  • ARK Restaurant Corporation, Red Rock Grill, New York, NY & Washinton, DC Union Station – 1998 & 1999. This commission consisted of painting 50 table tops of variations on the theme of hot chili peppers.
  • Wrap 'n Roll Restaurant, Wash, DC – 1997 & 1998. Working with Bruce Lawson the architect for the restaurant along with the franchise owners, 8 diferent paintings were executed with the theme of the wrap inspired spiral, to hang around the restaurant in bold, jazzy colors to fit in with and enhance their corporate identity.
  • Bistro Bistro Restaurant, Ballston, VA. –1996. Working with the New York designer, Charles Morris Mount and the owners of the restaurant this commission involved painting floor to ceiling murals totaling over 100 feet long as well as painting a related pattern on the floor. Incorporated into the context of the murals – landscapes and interiors – three dimensional objects were attached to the walls and painted as if part of the landscape and interior themes .
  • CoCoLoCo Restaurant, Washington, DC.–1994. The famous chef Yannick Cam, worked with Olvia Demetriou of A & D Architects on the designing of this South American themed restaurant. the commission was to paint Brazilian inspired designs on 50 table tops.
  • Marriott Suites Hotel, Rockville , MD.– 1989. This commission was coordinated by Francois Yohalem to bring the needs and desires of the two clients of the hotel/ restaurant– Marriott and the developer of the buildings –Artery Group, together. A mural 15 feet long by 5 ft was painted, a 6ft tall ceramic sculpture was created and 10 of my ceramic platters hung along an adjacent wall which were also depicted in the painted mural. The sculpted urn was covered with broken pieces of my ceramic platters so that the three part commission created a visual dialogue between the separate but related elements.
  • Capitol Management Co. (Club Zei). Washington, DC.–1992. Adamstein Demetriou Architects and Capitol Management Co. commissioned 2 murals for their private club floor upstairs from the dance area. The murals defined two seating areas and each painted panel measured 10 ' x 12' and made reference to the surrounding architecture.
  • Wood Set Inc., Great Falls,VA. –1997. Larry Demaree, CEO commissioned a floor to ceiling mural 12 feet long on the subject of Aruba for the corporate headquarters of this playground equipment manafacturing company.
  • YUMS, Gourmet Shops, Washington, DC– 1997. Steven Krane, the President of YUMS, a gourmet food store chain, commissioned murals in two of his stores.
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