I am a painter and UX designer living in Brooklyn, NY. I'm always making something, from paintings to pet-themed patterns to Halloween costumes for me and my dog.

I don't like to draw attention to myself, which is why I find it somewhat embarrassing that my paintings are often self-portraits. My art has always been about anxieties: unease with the unknown, the fear inherent in uncertainty, and the dread of isolation.

Starting in my late 30's, I found myself painting about the pressure to procreate and the dread of growing old. My recent work has either featured men swimming underwater through stiffly stylized water or an amphibious version of myself surrounded by tadpoles.

I’m interested in exploring the use of obfuscation as a narrative device, and as a mode for conveying a shy person's reluctant self-portraits. Compositionally, this means that my work often has a void in the center, a shape blocking the view, or a pattern obscuring the action. In the case of this work, the men are barely visible through the roiling pattern in the water, while the women are exposed but stuck, framed by repeated tadpoles and stylized waves.

Selected Exhibitions


Be.Long.Ing, I Like Your Work Podcase Juried Exhibition,


The Bushwick 500, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

New Work City, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY


Family Style, Formerly Pocket Utopia, New York, NY

Proto Intro Two, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

See-Through, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY


*Judith Linhares & Loren Monk with Rebecca Litt, Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, NY

Fiction/non-fiction, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition Game, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY

Legends of the Draft, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY


*False Fortress, Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe Bry Art Gallery, Monroe, LA

Land Escape, Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY

Safety, LiloVeve, Brooklyn, NY

Life Inside and Out, 308at156 Project Artspace, New York, NY

Souvenir, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Courtesy Roman Abramovich, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY


Contemporaries, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

Surrealism, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, NY

So Happy Together, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY

Nautical Notes: Mari, Navi, e Naufragi, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

48 HRS, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Getting Closer, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Life Inside and Out, 308 at 156 Project Artspace, New York, NY


Portraits, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn, NY

Sacred and Profane, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH

Cool and Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Cocktails and Dreams, Laundromat, Brooklyn , NY

First Exit to Brooklyn, Pop-Up Show, Brooklyn, NY

The Box Which Contains The World, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY


R.S.V.P., The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME


Off the Wall, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

Figuratively Speaking, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

*At Home, Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH

Blue, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA


Art Faculty Review, University of New Hampshire Art Gallery, Durham, NH

*MFA Thesis Exhibition, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

MFA Painting Show, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN


REFRESH, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Emerging Talent, Prima Gallery, Bloomington IN

MFA Painting Show, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Graduate Drawing Show, Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN

*star denotes solo show



Getting Closer, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



Panero, James, "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion, November 2013

Markel, Eliot, "Rebecca Litt, Valentine Gallery," White Elephant On Wheels, November, 9, 2013

Sutton, Benjamin, "Highlights from Friday's Beat-Nite, Bushwick's Semi-Annual Gallery Extravaganza," ArtInfo, October 28, 2013


Walden, Deborah, "Rebecca Litt: Urban Realities," Nashville Arts, December 2011, p. 64-67

Breakthru Radio, Interview with Thomas Seely, "Art Uncovered," September 13, 2011


Kalm, James, "Brooklyn Dispatches: Those Damend Weeds," The Brooklyn Rail, Dec 2010/Jan 2011

Teaching Experience


Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Courses taught: Intro Drawing, Intro Painting, Intermediate Painting, and Advanced Drawing


Associate Instructor, Indiana University School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN

Courses taught: Intro Painting and Intro Drawing

Associate Instructor, Indiana University Florence Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy

Courses taught: Drawing

Related Professional Experience


Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA


Visiting Artist Lecture, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH


Visiting Critic, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY


Guest Artist Lecture, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH



La Napoule Art Foundation, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France