Rebeca Carvajal was born in Limón, Costa Rica and has resided in the United States since the age of eight. Rebeca is both an artist and a community advocate. Some of her art provides a snapshot of narrative stories of hope,loss and grief, childhood,social injustice, or of mundane community life. Natural wood grains, movement and light, or black and white characterizes her art. Her art varies in medium: acrylic paint, watercolors, wood boxes,woodcut prints, linoleum prints,murals, and story cloths.
Rebeca is involved in a community art project with children called Art-O-Mat as a way to foster empowerment and self-expression in the community by teaching art classes to children and parents at a laundromat. She received her Masters of Art Therapy at The George Washington University, Class of 2017. Art therapy provides an intersection of both of her passions: art making and community empowerment. Rebeca is a current art therapist with youth in Washington, D.C.