Rebecca Drolen (b. 1983) is an artist and educator working in Arkansas. Her photographs are concerned with how individuals visually assemble their identity and the constructed ideals placed on gendered bodily performance. Her work explores the breadth of how photographs can take form in contemporary art as it incorporates built spaces, assemblage and performance.
Drolen’s work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level, within noteworthy venues such as the Huffington Post, Oxford American’s “Eyes on the South,” the Light Factory, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Springfield Art Museum, The Oklahoma State Museum of Art, the CICA Museum in Gimpo, Korea, and the Theory of Clouds Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Drolen has had work published in various art books, magazines, and blogs and has photographs held in private and institutional collections.
Drolen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Art and co-Area Head of the Photography program. She considers teaching a core priority within her art practice and is respectfully impacted conceptually and creatively by her students.
Date: September 29th, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT
Location: Columbia College Chicago Student Center | 754 S Wabash Ave, 5th floor