Rebecca Hoyer was born in Chicago but has moved about, living in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston, New York and now Wichita. She studied Graphic Design at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and with Knox Martin at the Art Students League in New York.
Her practice is to abstract the chaos of the world into a simplified visual system that highlights the relation between the natural and the man-made. Since arriving in Wichita, she has been working with the local landscape, trying to identify what makes it both distinctive and beautiful. She paints familiar things – trees and houses – in a style that is both pastoral and radical.
A resident of Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood, Rebecca is an active member of the creative community. She recently completed two paintings commissioned by the Wichita Art Museum to promote their new Art Garden, and her work has taken up residence in the collections of the Wichita Center for the Arts, Emprise Bank, and the Kansas Health Foundation and the Wichita Art Museum.