Rebekah Eugenia Lazaridis is a multidisciplinary painter that creates mixed media art inspired by the theatre. Rebekah graduated with a BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. Her mural work has been featured on the streets and in businesses in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida as well as Washington, DC.
Rebekah started at an early age by creating elaborate theatrical Halloween productions with her family for her neighborhood, becoming an annual rite drawing thousands of people and covered by the local TV stations. Rebekah worked for many years in Florida and New York City as a professional scenic artist for theatre, television and film. She worked as an apprentice with USA829, painting in teams on Broadway shows, Broadway tours, live television and large films.
Her first exhibit in New York City, BroadwayWorld.com, opened on October 23rd, 2015 at The Sheen Center in NoHo Manhattan. The show, Broken Legs, was about theatre superstitions and featured paintings created from discarded theatrical scenery. With a myriad of methods she gives new life to tattered curtains, bruised platforms, dented flats and antique drawers transforming them into works of art. Featured on RoseBrand’s blog, she talks about her process. She now creates immersive art installations with various professionals in the Tampa Bay area, most recently at Studio@620 with projectAlchemy as they presented a contemporary dance piece called bloom and residue.
Rebekah formerly maintained a wholesale company in Tampa, Florida from 2010 - 2015. Her company, Eugenia Woods, created hand painted artworks on handmade bags and worked exclusively with retailers around the nation to create one of a kind pieces. She is currently working with SCENERY BAGS as a collaborator on their hand painted handbags created from retired Broadway Backdrops. Rebekah is also featured as the cover artist for the book “The Dream Belongs To The Dreamer” by Velva Lee Heraty, MSW. Rebekah was also a contributing columnist for many years for The Old Northeast Journal with a focus on the downtown arts scene in St. Petersburg, FL. Today she focuses solely on stage productions, gallery shows, collaborations and commissions.