Mixed media artist, Rebekah Eugenia Lazaridis, draws from her experience of creating sets for plays and musicals to fuel her designs. In 2005, Rebekah earned her BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and her work can be seen on streets and buildings in Chicago, Washington DC, and St. Pete, Fl.
Rebekah was always very artistic and creative, showing artistic promise from a very young age. She spent most of her youth acting and singing on the stages she helped create. Lazaridis explains, “I’ve been immersed in theater since I was 14 and my theatre friends started asking me to paint scenery. Around the same time my whole family would put on entertainment “shows” in our front yard and every year for Halloween I designed and painted all the sets. The neighborhood adored us. And our theatrical productions inspired others to create their own scenery to entertain, not scare. So my background is seeped in theater and entertainment.”
Her first exhibit in New York City was based on theater superstitions, called Broken Legs. Rebekah breathes new life into old theatrical scenery and household items to create unique works of art. Lazaridis says, “I wanted to skew the images of the superstitions because these pieces will be hanging in a theater gallery and I wouldn’t want to make any actor feel uncomfortable or nervous with a looming painting of a witches incantation from Macbeth.”
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