Artist of the Week: Rebekah Mohn

Meet Rebekah Mohn, from Fillmore, Missouri!

Rebekah Mohn with her woodblock and monotype print, Commitment to Freedom (2016)

Rebekah is a senior at Miami University, majoring in Botany and minoring in 2-D Media Studies and Molecular Biology. This semester, Rebekah’s work is exhibited in Miami University Art Museum’s Student Response Exhibition (SRE) Conflict & Resolution.

Rebekah’s dream job is to be a plant researcher curating an herbarium. Her favorite arts venue is the St. Louis Art Museum, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Her favorite food is ice cream and her favorite restaurant in Oxford is Phan-Shin! Outside of school, Rebekah enjoys hiking and photography. She is a member of a club on Miami University’s campus called Navigators Student Organization.

Fun Fact: Rebekah and her family own a small farm and raise sheep. Sheep are her favorite animal! Along with sheep, her family has a dog, a cat, and FOUR llamas.

Art has helped Rebekah in her research internship, where she did image analysis of plant parts. She explains that understanding the data behind images sped up the process of manipulating the image to extract the shape information. She says that if she were to ever name a plant species, she would like to produce her own botanical drawing to go with the publication- connecting her passion for art and her passion for science!

Rebekah chose Miami University because of her major and the department culture. She is a part of the Miami University Art Museum because of the Student Response Exhibition. Next fall, Rebekah will be attending the University of Minnesota for graduate school for a PhD in Plant Biology.

Come see the exhibition and vote for your top three pieces! Voting will continue until April 12 and the awards ceremony for exhibited artists will be held on April 13, from 5-7pm.

By Caroline Ward, Marketing & Communications Intern