Name

Becky Dickovitch

About

Artist Statement: My art is a voice for all the things I cannot put into words, specifically personal issues and the struggle for identity. Throughout life, we make many different physical and emotional connections with people, and in order to let them in, we have to sacrifice some personal space and time. Sometimes we even lose a small part of who we are, only to become a better version of our previous self. We grow our relationships and perhaps even associate our own identity with another significant person.
I often link these concepts with the idea of thread and how easily it can be changed in size, tied, or broken, creating something entirely different in the end. I also enjoy taking overlooked household objects and repurposing them, showing multiple identities of one item.

Education

2007-2011 BFA, Painting, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
2002-2004 Associate of Science, Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN

Scholarships/Awards

2011
3rd place, Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Jodi Hayes-Gresham, City Hall Rotunda,Murfreesboro, TN

2010
David G. Ledoux Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University

Best of Show, Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Mark Bradley-Shoup, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

2004
Art Award, Columbia State Community College; Columbia, TN

Betty L. Hedrick Memorial Art Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Art, Columbia State Community College; Columbia, TN

Two Person Exhibitions

2010
Color/ Thread, Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro, TN

Group Exhibitions

2011
Anti-freeze, Untitled Artists Group, Marathon Village, Nashville, TN

Cummins Station Student Exhibit, Cummins Station, Nashville, TN

Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Jodi Hayes-Gresham, City Hall Rotunda, Murfreesboro, TN

Obsessive Order, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee

2011
Portfolio Fusion: Encaustic Showcase, Moxie Art Supply, Murfreesboro, TN

2010
Mend: A BFA Exhibition, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Open Lot Group Show, Open Lot, Nashville, TN

Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Mark Bradley-Shoup, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Cummins Station Student Exhibit, Cummins Station, Nashville, TN

Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Mark Hosford, The Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN

New Horizons, Jackson State Community College, Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center, Jackson, TN

2009
Stitched, Juried Exhibition, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Brent Oglesbee, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Juried Student Art Alliance Show, Juror Melissa Newman, Dunaway Grocery, Murfreesboro, TN

Official Starbucks Show, KUC, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

2007
Jazzfest, Church Street Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

Publications

2010 Collage: a Journal of Creative Expression, volume 11. Publication of Middle Tennessee State University Honors College

2009 Collage: a Journal of Creative Expression, volume 10. Publication of Middle Tennessee State University Honors College

Work Experience

2012
Teaching Assistant, ‘Exploring Encaustic’, K Rhynus Cesark, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Encaustic Instructor, Brick Factory, Nashville, TN

2011-present
Encaustic Instructor, Moxie Art Supply & Studio, Murfreesboro, TN

2011
Teaching Assistant, Encaustic, Erin Anfinson, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Studio Assistant, Encaustic, Erin Anfinson, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

Education

BFA in painting, minor in printmaking

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN