Close-up of artworks by Rebeca Raney and Nefertiti Jenkins.

In their two-person exhibition at Uprise Art, artists Nefertiti Jenkins and Rebeca Raney present paintings that evoke a world populated by quirky characters and atmospheric figures.


  • Nefertiti JenkinsBordentown, NJ

    Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nefertiti Jenkins (b. 1994) is a New Jersey-based painter. Jenkins takes on reflections of past experiences and memories as a way to find appreciation for the rarer moments in life. Choosing high chroma colors, skewed figures and quasi-surreal environments, Nefertiti's portrayal of her recollection through formal paint handling leads to an ambiguous and dream-like narrative.

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  • Rebeca RaneyNew York, NY

    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.

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Uprise Art

264 Canal Street, 4W

New York, NY


Jun 29, 2023-Jul 27, 2023


Opening ReceptionJun 29, 2023