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Beca Goss


Based on my collages, I think it is safe that the subject matter of my work involvesthe relationship between my family and me. This body of work is extremely autobiographical and utilizes the imagery and text from my immediate family. Dueto spending most of my life on the constant move, being a biracial, being apart ofblended family, but also a military family my work tends to revolve around thenotion of identity. It undeniable that growing up in a military/blended family, hasshaped me in unique ways to be the artist and woman I am today. Throughout theyears of my dad's constant deployments overseas, I ended up collecting anextensive collection of handmade cards from my father, which in turn created thisfamily tradition for creating letters to put into care packages for when any of usleave for long periods. You can imagine how huge my letter collection has become since coming to college! By utilizing personal photos and letters I am to display howour identities are deeply tied and forged by our most personal relationships andmemories. Additionally, combining old family photos along with their words to meallows me to brings to life their voices from their letters while still evoking emotionsof nostalgia and intimacy that we all relate and understand.



Abrazos, Nana 1999
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Abrazos, Tata 2000
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Dear Beca 1999
30” x 40”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Dear Beca 2000
30” x 40”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Dear Beca, Blow out Your Candle 2001
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Love Always, Mom 1999
48” x 72”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Love Always, Mom 2000
48” x 72”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Love Always, Mom 2001
48” x 60”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Love Always, Mom 2002
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Love, Dad 1999
48” x 72”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Love, Dad 2001
48” x 72”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Postcard 2001
30” x 40”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Postcard 2000
30” x 40”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Postcard 2002
30” x 40”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Querida, Beca 2000
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


Sibiling Talk 2003
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


To Beca 2000
48” x 60”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print


To Beca 2002
36” x 48”
Digital collage, Archival inkjet print

BIO
Rebeca Goss was born in 1998 in Gretna, Lousiana. Her exploration of art began early in her life. From an early age, she was encouraged to explore her creativity by being enrolled in children and teen art classes at various art organizations, participated in art contests, and selected to be apart of a teen artist apprenticeship program (TAP MOCA, Virginia Beach.) Rebeca spent the first 18 years of her life moving every two to three years because of her father’s service in the Navy. Due to constantly moving, her inspiration for her artwork comes from the unique experiences that come with being in a military family.

In 2016, she began studying her BA in Studio Arts and Minor in Multimedia Design at Pepperdine University. Her work falls within the digital media spectrum. The reason she is attracted to digital collage is because of its ability to give the artist the power to wield perspective. She enjoys how you can play and distort digital images that are read as factual to create a product that is unrealistic but is still fascinating to approach. This year, Rebeca presented her work in an undergraduate senior showcase titled Untitled: This Might Get Personal (2020).