EDUCATION

2016 commenced PhD (Visual Art), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia 

2010 Master of Fine Art, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2004 Bachelor of University Studies, theme: “Cultural Studies and the Arts”, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017 Give Them Distance, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2014 Desert Pictures, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ 

2014 untitled (proposition), Steinfeld Warehouse, Tucson, AZ

2013 Above/Below, S.H.E.D. Projects, Oakland, CA 

2010 Spectra, Hyde Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2004 Drift, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM


GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS 

2017

Format Festival: Habitat, Derby England

#postfuture journey / Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens International Airport, Greece 


2016

Alien Terrain, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA 

Victory, Gaffa Photo Festival, Gaffa, Sydney, Australia


2015

New Acquisitions, The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Talking to Strangers, Simultan, Timisoara, Romania, Oct 7-10

Videograma: Territorio y Ciudad, UJTL, Bogota, August 20 and Barrio Granada, Cali, Colombia September 3

Digital Native Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, LA, April 11 

Were the Eye Not SunlikeACRE TV, Chicago, IL 

Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (juror: Jon Feinstein, Curatorial Director, Humble Arts Foundation)


2014

Fauna, Smith Andersen North Gallery, San Anselmo, CA (juror: William Wegman)

Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, England, October 18 (juror: Esther Teichmann)

Set in Motion: Video Art & Experimental Film, Purdue University Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN, June 20

Trestle Video Art Screening, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, April 15

X Media Art Monographic Show, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia, May 5-9

Black Noise, Podium Dolhuis, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Feb 8

Return of the Winter Wrens, Nightingale Gallery, East Oregon University, La Grande, OR


2013 

Crystal Palace, Center for the Digital Arts, SUNY Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY, Oct 22

Faculty Exhibition, University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ

Wood Anniversary, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

Video Window, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Thinking Like the Universe, Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA


2012

InLight, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA (juror: Melissa Ho, Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC)

Crystal Palace, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT, Oct 5-22

New Codes* / Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece, May 18-20

The Something (presented by Luggage Store Gallery and Streetopia), Renior Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Kaleidoscope, ArtPadSF, Hungryman Gallery, San Francisco, CA 


2011

Hypothesis, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

ArtPadSF, Robert Berman Gallery / E6, San Francisco, CA


2010

War is War (performance with The Erasers), FAD, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 

Peripheral Vision, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Golden State, RVCA, San Francisco, CA

Everything Never Goes Away, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Ft. Bragg, CA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Hearsay of the Sun, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA

Groundswell, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA (juror: Betty Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA)


2009

 R.I.P. Analogue, FishSpace Annex, Oakland, CA

ATA Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, October 21-23

T-10 Video Festival, Oakland, CA July 16-17

The Last Day of Magic, ScalaMata Gallery, Détournement Venice 2009, Italy

About Place (part of LAND/ART), Albuquerque Contemporary Art Gallery, NM


2008

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Bruce Galleries, CCA, San Francisco, CA

Magic and Fermentation, Ghost and Bread Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2007

Our World, San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco, CA


AWARDS / GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS

2013-2015 Artist Fellow, The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

2014 Artist Residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2013 Artist Residency, Signal Fire, Montana

2013 Artist Residency, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, New York 

2012 Artist Residency, Signal Fire, Oregon

2011 Quick Grant Recipient, Creative Capacity Fund, Center of Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA

2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship, Installation Art, Brazil

2010-2011 Artist Residency, CAPACETE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


LECTURES

2014 Artist Talk, The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

2013 Artist Talk, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2012 Artist Talk, East Oregon University, La Grande, OR

2010 Artist Talk, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ


BIBLIOGRAPHY 

2015 Meet the Contemporary Photographers Experimenting with ‘Radical Color’, article by Maddie Crum, The Huffington Post, May 25

2015 Electrifying Photograms Made from Desert Minerals, Flora, and Fauna, article by Ellyn Kail, Feature Shoot, April 23

2013 Signal Fire Heats of Artists’ Connection to Nature, “Wood Anniversary” review by John Motley, The Oregonian, March 8

2013 Now Featuring Rebecca Najdowski, interview by Maggie Hass, Little Paper Planes, January 2 

2012 Jambu, Recibo vol. 12, p. 28-29

2011 Photograms by Rebecca Najdowski, Juxtapoz Magazine online, August 29

2011 Moving Pictures: Rebecca Najdowski Reflects on Her Fulbright in Brazil, article by Simon Hodgson, California College of the Arts news, July 18

2010 Cameraless “pictures”, “Peripheral Vision” review by Kenneth Baker, SF Gate, October 16

2010 Illusive and Stunning, “Peripheral Vision” review by Parker Tilghman, Art Slant, October 11

2010 Kala Gallery’s Rising Tide, Groundswell review by DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, June 9

2010 Pay Attention, CCA MFA exhibition review by JD Beltrane, SF Gate, May 14

2009 Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, Harry N. Abrams, San Francisco, color reproductions, p. 87, 93, 114, 119, 124, 129, 138-139, 188

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