Rebecca Youssef is an abstract painter and muralist raised on the north shore of O’ahu, Hawaii and currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. 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.
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. 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 full-time and maintains an art studio at the 18th Street @ The Airport art complex.