(Formerly Rebecca E. Patterson)
Bee graduated from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen with a BA(Hons) degree in painting in 2009 followed by a Masters degree in Curatorial Practice. Since this time she has been fortunate to exhibit, participate in and organise various events throughout Scotland.
Her main enquiry involves the exploration and interaction people have with the areas they live in, specifically focusing on the built environment. This idea - called Psychogeography - has been the basis of her fine art practice, written investigations and curatorial themes.
Her preferred medium of choice is collage, often using photographs and drawings of existing buildings in a bid to get people to recognise and recall their own memories of them. In highlighting often overlooked details with bold colour and using chimney pots and windows as common motifs she hopes that her work will encourage people to look a little closer and a little longer at the world around them.
‘Pellucid’ Pre degree show, Bar 99, Aberdeen, 2008.
Degree Show, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, 2009.
‘All Sorts’ Mixed show, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, 2009.
‘Recent Graduates’ Bridge View, Aberdeen, 2009.
MA Degree Show, Gray’s School of Art, 2010.
‘No Chimneys Here’ Solo exhibition, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, 2010.
Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, 2011.
Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, 2012.
‘Grotto’ Mixed Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, 2012.
‘Scrap box’ Mixed exhibition, The Open Door Gallery, Aberdeen, 2012.
Featured Artist Slot, Junction Arts, Aberdeen, 2013.
North East Open Studios, Junction Arts, 2013.
Featured Artist Slot, Art in the Waiting Room, Camp hill Medical Practice, 2014
Invited Artist, Art Aboyne Annual Exhibition, Victory Hall, Aboyne, 2014.
North East Open Studios, Teasel and Tweed, Aberdeen, 2015.
‘Between the Pavement and the Sky’ Solo exhibition, Phoenix Theatre, Newton Dee, 2016.
Invited Artist, Art Aboyne Annual Exhibition, Victory Hall, Aboyne, 2016.
Winter Exhibition, Junction Arts, 2016.
‘Stuffed Gallery’ Newave Gallery, Aberdeen, 2017.
Spring Exhibition, Gallery at Fifty Five, Stonehaven, 2017.
Short Course Exhibition, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, 2017.