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Rebecca O’Brien Pani

Collage

Studio Contact

rebeccaobrienpani.com

Artist Bio

Rebecca O’Brien Pani has recently returned to Melrose, MA, where she grew up following twelve years designing, producing, managing, and executing high-end events based in New York City and Florence, Italy. Her junior year abroad with Sarah Lawrence College and her Italian heritage (Sardinian Dad) led to her 4-year permanence in Italy. She has a BA in studio art from UNH and a post graduate certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art. Most recently, she has spearheaded the Melrose Open Studio Tour Summer Art Markets and has volunteered at Follow Your Art, a community-based arts center in Melrose.

Artist Statement

My personal art-making interests include collage, ceramics, quilt making and mixed media. I enjoy the “process” and find that the scraps leftover from all media become the most interesting components of new works. I have always been drawn to sewn elements and have hand stitched many details and words into my collaged pieces.