Rebekah Pryor is an artist, writer and researcher, living and working on the lands of the Bunurong and Wurundjeri Peoples, in and around Naarm, Melbourne, Australia.
Rebekah's artistic and research practice is interdisciplinary, emerging at the intersections of contemporary art, feminist theory and philosophy of religion. Her work particularly focuses on categories of gender and sexuality and how they are constructed, embodied, represented and renegotiated in material cultures and communities of belief. Motherly: Reimagining the Maternal Body in Feminist Theology and Contemporary Art (SCM Press, 2022), Feminist Theologies: Interstices and Fractures, edited with Stephen Burns (Lexington/Fortress Press, 2023) and “Caring Rituals and Rituals of Care” in Care Ethics and Art, edited by Jacqueline Milner and Gretchen Coombs (Routledge, 2022), are among her recent publications.
Rebekah was a finalist in The 65th Blake Prize in 2018 and, from 2015-2018, the curator of Lamppost Gallery, a space dedicated to exploring contemporary art and Christian spirituality. She has worked in teaching and research in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne for a number of years and, from 2018-2021, was a member of the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel of her local municipal council. Currently, Rebekah writes justice education resources for a large international aid and development NGO. She is also a member of the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies and an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity (Australia).