Becca Booker b. 1970- Becca Booker’s work is known for its seamless transition between two and three-dimensions. Her distinctively lustrous panel paintings are comprised of multiple layers of pigmented enamel and ink drawings, built up and embedded in nearly 100 layers of polyurethane. Frenetic, yet delicate lines swarm in various winding pathways articulated in rich color, invoking a sense of flowing movement seen in various natural formations such as biological atlas illustrations, animal flocking behavior, and fluid dynamics. Says Booker, “Through my work, I respond to visual phenomena occurring in nature as well as human interpretations of these naturally occurring forms.” These themes are also explored in her sumptuous watercolors on paper, which present a similarly unique sense of depth, form, and movement and in wall-mounted sculptures comprised of cut and hand-marked plastic and pins.
Becca Booker received her BFA from the University of Texas in 1995 and her MFA from the University of North Texas in 2000. Her work has been shown throughout Texas as well as in New York and California. In 2011, she was part of in the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’s Obsessive Worlds exhibition and, in the same year, was included in New American Paintings for the third time in her career.