Rebecca “Reb Ayşe” Lomuto has a broad history of work in the arts; from her undergraduate studies in photography (SUNY Purchase, 2013) to her current studio practice, based at the Yards in Rochester, NY; she has never stopped learning and creating. The joy that art brings her is a strong influence on her general mission to promote accessibility to the arts for all. As a founding member of Politits Art Coalition, she finds that she works best as a conduit to resources for her community, with a special focus on the promotion of POC and LGBTQ+ artists, like herself.
Her commitment to community involvement takes shape in many forms, from educator to organizer. Acting as the media and public relations assistant at the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, she is working to build a bridge for resources between Monroe and Livingston counties through strategic marketing and maintaining an open line of communication.
When choosing venues to host her workshops in bookbinding, natural dyes and printmaking, Reb chooses spaces that have affordable options for the public. She also curates free First Friday exhibits for NORCHAR Real Estate on Park Ave to promote artists at different stages of their careers.
As a conceptual artist, Reb Ayşe is fascinated with stretching the limits in traditional media. She likes to think that her work lies somewhere between the dark and dusty corners of her mind and the bright afternoon light on plants in her studio. Her work often deals with conflicting truths, erasure, self-discovery and rewriting her own personal trauma. Pulling from process-heavy mediums, she focuses in experimental mark-making, as its description is often as close to the rawness she wants to describe. Her work takes material form in alternative process photographs, etchings, performance, drawings and installations.
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