I started drawing the way I would for a good friend. I stopped oil painting and started hand-embroidering my sculptures. I became selfish in my pursuit of my own pleasure.

Rebeca Raney

About the Artist


New York-based artist Rebeca Raney’s (b. 1980) illustrations, sculptures, and paintings on silk evoke a whimsical, unpretentious expressiveness that appeals to wide audiences. Drawing mostly from her own memories, the artist creates quirky characters, which seemingly belong in an eternally happy world. In addition to her fine art practice, Rebeca teaches art to women on the Autism spectrum through Felicity House – a constant source of joy and inspiration. She is also the founder of Ray's Beret, a creative endeavor that aims to inspire the world of children and their imaginations. Rebeca holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, and Miami, and she has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Miami Art Guide, and Brooklyn Magazine.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, 2021

  • Featured in Brooklyn Magazine, 2013

  • Exhibited at Primary Projects, 2012