Rebecca Shapass is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and based in New York City. Her art and image-making practice revolve around an interest in exploring femininity in all of its forms and expressions. This interest converges with an obsessive study of memory and time in the form of active documentation of everyday life through moving image— shot and found, collected objects, and the employment of anachronisms in her art-making. The nature of these studies and experiments are both collective and personal, leading her work to question the place of female-identifying people within time’s flux through the themes of sexuality, identity, and the body. Rebecca’s works manifest as diaristic and found footage films, video art, film and slide projections, multimedia works, and installations.
When not making art, Rebecca can be found co-directing DV8 Film Festival, a DV and Super 8mm, 48-hour film festival, organizing art events, teaching workshops, or hanging out with her cat, Loki.
Rebecca is currently a part of Smack Mellon's 2018-19 Artist Studio Program where she is a NY Community Trust Van Lier Fellow. She has previously been a resident at NURTUREart and Signal Culture. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Film & TV and Art History.