Rebecca Youssef is an abstract painter and muralist based in Los Angeles, California and she was raised on the north shore of O’ahu, Hawaii. Rebecca’s paintings are heavily influenced by the raw natural beauty of the southwest – the desert, the coast, the mountains. Equipped with a contemporary aesthetic rooted in mid-century modernism, Rebecca’s work strives to evoke a sensory experience, memory or feeling. Her work explores themes ranging from contemplative and complex to the seemingly mundane while exploring the boundaries of abstraction.
During graduate school, Rebecca served as an artist mentor with the Los Angeles-based non-profit, ARTsmart, which provides an arts education for underserved schoolchildren. Following graduate school, Rebecca focused on teaching art at various schools across Los Angeles. In 2015, she returned to her art practice fulltime and maintains an art studio at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus. Rebecca received her BFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MA in Art Education at Loyola Marymount University.