Rebecca Webb is a photographer who investigates the relationship between identity in connection to place in portraiture and landscape. Her background is in painting and printmaking. Most recently, Webb was the recipient of the William Male Foundation grant award for her new photo based work series “Anemoi.” In 2017, she was invited to attend the Millay Artist Colony as a resident artist, and was nominated for the 2017 San Diego Art Prize, and as a finalist for the John Chervinsky Award at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Selected group exhibitions include the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Thomas Kellner Atelier, Center for Fine Art Photography, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, and Cooper Union; a two person show at the San Diego Art Institute, and a solo show at JDC Fine Art.She has produced documentaries and feature films, and lectures on photography and film. In 2014, Webb launched the Filmatic Festival at UCSD to present immersive experiences at the intersection of science, cinema, and technology. In the spring of 2018, she produced an immersive "24 hour" installation for Wonderspaces at the Lafayette Hotel, and continues to work with the Oceanside Museum of Art as an independent curator. Currently, she is the lead curator of the exhibition "San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies" at the La Jolla Historical Society, to open September 2018.
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.
GROUP and PRINT
2019. Trailblazers. La Jolla Historical Society. Commissioned portrait of a La Jolla Pioneer Woman.
2018. Musee Magazine issue #20. Full page spread from the series Anemoi.
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 Tenneson.
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.
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. Lenscratch.com. Jan. 13, 2016
2015. Fotovisura. Photo of the Day featured submission (from Sutures series). Fotovisura.com. Dec. 4, 2013
2014. Lenscratch.com. Feb.15, 2014
2018. William Male Artist Grant.
2017. Millay Colony for the Arts. Austerlitz, NY. By Jury selection.
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
JDC Fine Art
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.
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS BOARD SERVICE
Executive Board, A Ship in the Woods. July 2016- Present
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