Rebecca Ackroyd's work excavates the remains of an object and reconstructs it into something new. She creates works that reflect a history and yet also exist between places, becoming simultaneously familiar and unknown. By shifting the scale of her figurative works, they appear to meander through space, producing breathing structures that inhabit and divide a room. Her smaller works invite a more intimate encounter, reflecting the oscillation between global and individual desire, and create a framework within which to exist of build meaning.
Ackroyd has shown her work in London at solo exhibitions at Hunter/Whitfield (2015), and in group exhibitions, including Studio Leigh, Herald Street, and Bloomberg New Contemporaries (ICA, London and Spike Island, Bristol) in 2013. She has an upcoming show at Outpost in Norwich 2017.