Rebecca Webb is photo based artist who explores ecological history, time, and place identity in landscape and portraiture. Her background is in painting, printmaking, and film production. Selections from Webb’s Hado series will be featured in the Paisanos traveling exhibition at various institutions starting in September 2019 through March 2020 (CEART and CECUT in Tijuana, Mexico and at the Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino, California). Also in 2020, images from her series Reduced Scattering of Atmospheric Particles During a Sunset will be exhibited in Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems, January 11 – March 8, 2020 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. Currently, from April 2019 to April 2020, Hado is installed at the San Diego Airport, Terminal 2, in a curated exhibition entitled Forces of Nature. Hado is a finalist for the 2019 San Diego Orchid Award (awards announced in October 2019). Ten images from Line Drawing, Dry Earth was exhibited from June 23 to August 25, 2019 in the exhibition Light and Space: Contemporary Continuations at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, CA. In 2018, she was the recipient of the William Male Foundation grant award. In 2017, Webb attended the Millay Artist Colony as a resident artist, was nominated for the San Diego Art Prize, and was a finalist for the John Chervinsky Award at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Selected group exhibitions include the Griffin Museum of Photography (various years), the Thomas Kellner Atelier (2018, 2013), Center for Fine Art Photography (2016), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (2010), and Cooper Union (2007); a two person show at the San Diego Art Institute (2016), and a solo show at JDC Fine Art (2012). In 2012, Webb was a featured guest speaker on KPBS in San Diego, California, to discuss her photography series/exhibition Gentlemen’s Paintings, and in 2011, Sutures: Stories with Seams (a solo exhibition at JDC Fine Art) was featured in KPBS’s weekend preview in 2011.

Webb is also an independent curator, currently working with the Oceanside Museum of Art. In 2018, she produced an immersive "24 hour" installation Ama: Into the Deep for Wonderspaces at the Lafayette Hotel in San Diego, California, and curated the exhibition San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies at the La Jolla Historical Society in La Jolla, California. ‘Four Ecologies’ was called one of the “most memorable” exhibitions in San Diego by the San Diego Union Tribune2018 shows us what San Diego's art scene aspires to be.” In 2014, Webb launched and curated/produced the Filmatic Festival at UCSD to present immersive experiences at the intersection of science, cinema, and technology, which ran annually until 2016.

From the show  Hiding in Plain   Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

From the show Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography



Harvard University. Museum Studies and Photography Courses, Cambridge, MA. 2002-05.

New York University. Steinhardt School of Art, Education, and Community Practice. NY, NY. 1994.

Tufts University/School of Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. Painting and Printmaking, BFA. 1990.

2012. Sutures: Stories with Seams. JDC Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA. Curated by Jennifer DeCarlo.

2016. Sticks of the Sun, Ashes of the Night. San Diego Art Institute. With photographer Jesse Burke. Curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella.

2011. Masked/Unmasked. ZTARC Gallery, San Diego, CA. With photographer Adriene Hughes. Curated by So Say We All founder Justin Hudnall.

2020. Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA.

2020. Paisanos. CEART. Tijuana, Mexico.

2019. Paisanos Photo Project, Mexican Consulate, San Bernardino, CA. Curated by Jim Platel.

2019. Paisanos. 100 artists,100 artworks. CECUT- Jornadas Vizcaino festival. 

2019. Forces of Nature (II). University Club. San Diego, CA.

2019. Open Show San Diego. Juried presentation. Museum of Photographic Arts. May 16.

2019. Light and Space: Contemporary Continuations. Cannon Art Gallery. Curated by Chase Dougherty. June 23-August 25.

2019. Forces of Nature. San Diego Airport. Curated by Joey Herring. 2019-2020.

2019. Trailblazers. La Jolla Historical Society. Curated by Danielle Deery.

2018. Musee Magazine issue #20. Full page spread from the series Anemoi (Hado).

2018. Cruel Summer. Basile Gallery. Curated by Chris Martino.

2018. Tokyo International Foto Awards. Honorable Mention for the Philosophy of Owning Land series.

2018. You & Me. Kunstlerhaus, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Thomas Kellner.

2017. Feature Shoot show. Root Studios, Brooklyn,NY. Curated by Gabriela Landazuri, Photo Editor at The Huffington Post.

2017. Art San Diego. San Diego, CA. Curated by Patric Stillman. 

2017.  John Chervinsky Scholarship Award Finalist Exhibition. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA.

2017. BasileIE, New Contemporaries. San Diego, CA. SD Art Prize nominated artists.

2017. WAKE. A Ship in the Woods. Escondido, CA. 

2017. SOCAL Baja Biennial. San Diego Art Institute. Juried by Anthony Graham, Assistant Curator, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. 

2016. DesignLab. MicroVideo. Video work "5,295 Frames Older."  Presented by Design Lab Creative UCSD in partnership with Culture Art Technology, the Visual Arts Department, and the Qualcomm Institute.

2016. Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Juried by Aline Smithson and Hamidah Glasgow, Fort Collins, Colorado. 

2015. Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography.  Juried by Scott B. Davis. Joan and Irwin Jacobs Art Gallery, Central Library. San Diego, CA.

2013. Photographers Network: Selection 2013. Siegen, Germany. Juried by Thomas Kellner, Ingrid Fischer Jonge, Celina Lunsford, and Sandra Phillips.

2010. Top 40 Juried Show. LACDA, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Rex Bruce.

2009. Celebrating Everybody. The Loft @UCSD.  La Jolla, CA. . 

2007. Indwelling. Cooper Union, NY, NY. Juried by Joyce Tennyson.

2006. 12th Annual Photo Show. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.  Juried by Bonnie Benrubi.

2003. Photo works ‘03. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

2003. Passion.  Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.

2002. 1000 Faces. Private collection. Traveling exhibit.

1991-93. Bakehouse Miami. Regular exhibitor (painting).

2018. Musee Magazine issue #20. Full page spread from the series Anemoi (Hado).

2018. Fraction 10th Anniversary Edition. American Beauty.

2017. The Print Swap/Feature Shoot. Instagram and online.

2016. Fraction Holiday Print Sale. Curated by David Bram.

2016. "Disobey the Convention" series. Edge of Humanity.

2016. Featured Portrait. LensCulture Portrait Awards Competition Gallery.

2016.  Jan. 13, 2016

2015. Fotovisura. Photo of the Day featured submission (from Sutures series). Dec. 4, 2013

2014. Feb.15, 2014

2018. William Male Artist Grant.

2017. Millay Colony for the Arts. Austerlitz, NY. By Jury selection.

2019. Finalist for the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Orchid Award (for Hado).

2017. Nominated. Recognition in the excellence of the visual arts. San Diego Art Prize "New Contemporaries." San Diego, CA.

2016. Finalist. John Chervinsky Scholarship. Griffin Museum of Photograpy, Winchester, MA. [Nominated by Aline Smithson. Juried by Leslie K. Brown, Mary Virginia Swanson, Barbara Hitchcock and Richard Levy]. 

2016. Review Santa Fe. Center, Santa Fe, NM. Juried Portfolio competition. By invitation only.

2014. Finalist. Center, Santa Fe, NM. Project Development Competition (Disobey the Convention). Top 4 percent finalist.

2013. Review Santa Fe. Center, Santa Fe, NM.  Juried Portfolio competition.By invitation only.

2007. Photo Slam. Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA. Sutures: Stories with Seams received Curator Award.

2005. Honorable Mention. Photography Now! South Shore Art Center, MA.

Thomas Kellner Studio
Jim Burnett
Private Collections

JDC Fine Art

PRESS: Radio and Magazine
Profifoto  (pg. 12) 
PHOTONEWS. Image printed as part of a Photographer Network Exhibition.
KPBS Weekend Preview 
WAZ (derwesten)
Riviera Magazine

Director/Producer/Editor: Virtual Reality Documentary: Archigram: The Amazing Adventures of Architecture during the age of Pop. In pre-production.

Director/Producer: Behind the Scenes with David LaChapelle. Interview Magazine (aired on Access Hollywood) 1999.

Assistant Producer: William Klein Documentary: The Messiah, Lighthouse USA. NY, NY. 1998

Post Production Supervisor/Assistant Editor: Documentary: Five Wives, Three Secretaries, and Me. Asset Pictures. NY, NY. 1997-98.

Assistant Editor: Feature Film: PI, Palestrini Productions. NY, NY. 1996-97.

TEACHING: Photography and Multi-media Instructor
UCSD. Practicum (co-instructor): Multi Arts Management in Pedagogy and Practice. Spring 2016.

UCSD. Media Sketchbook. Fall 2014.

UCSD/High Tech High Media Arts. Practicum (instructor advisor): Edgeland Futurism. Spring 2013.

UCSD/High Tech High Media Arts. Practicum (co-instructor): Filmmaking: Narrative and Authenticity. Spring 2013.

UCSD/High Tech High Media Arts. Practicum (co-instructor): Filmmaking: Narrative and Authenticity. Spring 2012.

UCSD Super Computer Center: Teacher Tech Series. Spring 2011.

UCSD Super Computer Center: Photoshop for Teens. Summer 2011.

UCSD Extension. Environmental Portraiture; Narrative Photography, Portfolio Building, Digital Photo 101, Portraiture. 2009-2016.

Board of Directors, AJA Projects. Jan 2019-present

Executive Board,  A Ship in the Woods. July 2016- June 2018

Advisory Board, UCSD Extension Photography Program. 2017-Present

Advisory Board High Tech High Media Arts. June 2016- Present

Advisory board co-chair, Outside the Lens. June 2014-2016