BFA Undergraduate Chair
M.F.A. (Concordia), M.Ed (O.I.S.E.)
Rebecca Anweiler is a Kingston-based painter who completed her MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2000, and is an honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, receiving numerous awards for her work. She has taught Drawing and Painting at Queen's University for the past 7 years, as well as at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta and Concordia University, Montreal. A recent recipient of both Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council grants, Anweiler's artwork has been exhibited extensively in Toronto and Montreal, and she has paintings in several public collections including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the City of Toronto, and the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.
"Anweiler's art practice involves subverting scientific bias and exposing the limitations of that field by incorporating research that requires a reinvention of existing theory. By appropriating imagery produced at particular historical moments, Anweiler repositions the content by using clever and poetic juxtapositions thereby exposing historical bias as well as current assumptions – related to themes of sexuality, ecology and biology. Her seductively rendered paintings are challenging and evocative explorations of the photograph as source image, issues of representation, and of surface and illusion". – Mary Kavanagh, Chair, Dept. of Art, University of Lethbridge, Alberta