Visiting Artist Lecture: Inverted Landscapes by Rebecca Najdowski

Please join us for a virtual artist talk by Rebecca Najdowski this Monday, April 5 at 7:00 PM (EDT), hosted by the Department of Art & Art History. In her presentation titled, Inverted Landscapes, Rebecca will share insights into her Ph.D. research and creative practice, which explore concepts of representation (photo/video), technology, and the environment. More information is below, including an invitation to the Zoom meeting room and an artist biography. The event is free and open to the public — please feel free to share with others who may be interested.

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Topic: Inverted Landscapes – Rebecca Najdowski Artist Talk

Time: Apr 5, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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About the artist:

Rebecca Najdowski is an American artist, researcher, and educator based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. Her practice involves experimental photography, video, and 3D modelling as a way to explore the materiality of photomedia. With a focus on how photo images render representations of nature, she considers the ensuing implications of how we, as humans, comprehend the world around us. Much of her photomedia-driven artwork has experimented with its materiality by inviting natural elements — geothermal activity, the sun, time — to change the content and texture of the work.

Rebecca’s images, objects, and films have been presented internationally, including Aperture Gallery in New York; FORMAT Festival in the United Kingdom; and Athens Digital Art Festival in Greece. She holds a PhD from Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) and an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil. From 2013–2015 she was an Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, where her work is now part of the collection. Rebecca has been an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre in Canada; the Institute for Electronic Art at Alfred University, New York; and at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.

Rebecca was raised on the traditional lands of the Pueblo people and the Jicarilla Apache in Northern New Mexico, spent many years on the lands of the Ohlone people of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently lives and works on unceded Wurundjeri and Boonwurung land.