ABOUT

 

Born in the UK in 1989, Rebecca Howard is an artist, academic and lecturer, currently based in Sheffield and Derby. Her creative practice engages with photography, installation and sculpture to investigate the ways in which photographic images mediate and shape our experiences of the built environment.

 

She is currently undertaking doctoral research at Manchester School of Art (2016-present day, AHRC funded). This practice-research explores photography in an expanding field, drawing from theories of "the fold" (Deleuze, 1988) and baroque aesthetics to interrogate the spatial and dimensional properties of the photographic paper-print and its capacity to generate form and reconfigure interior space.

Rebecca is also part of two artist groups: Proximity Collective and Hospitality

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5317-0001

 

EDUCATION 

 

PhD by practice, Manchester School of Art, UK, 2016-2021 (AHRC funded, 2018-2021) 

 

MA Photography, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (Distinction), 2011-2013

 

BA Graphic Arts and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK (First Class), 2008-2011

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

 

All the Small Things, Artcore, Derby, UK (upcoming, September 2021) 

Proximity @ Abingdon Street Market, Blackpool, UK (upcoming August 2021)

 

Proximity @ Paradise Works, Salford, UK, 2019 

On the Image, Manchester School of Art, UK, 2019

Nothing Abandoned, Paradise Works, Salford, UK, 2017

Visualising the Home, (Carlisle Photo Festival), Vallum Gallery, Carlisle, UK, 2017

What Now!? Manchester School of Art, UK, 2013

The World According to Mass, Bench Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

Unit 28-30, Stretford Mall, Manchester, UK, 2021

'When we build, let us think that we build forever' Holden Gallery foyer, Manchester, UK, 2019 

Meta, Holden Gallery (film projection room), Manchester, UK, 2019 

 

Repeat Pattern, Manchester School of Art UK, 2016

 

 

RESIDENCIES 

PAHC (Post-graduate Arts and Humanities Centre) Researcher in Residence Instagram Takeover, 2021

Paradise Works, Salford, UK, 2019 

British School at Rome, Italy, 2019 

Islington Mill, Salford, UK, 2019 

Venture Arts, Manchester, UK, 2019

 

 

AWARDS

NWCDTP Student Initiative Fund, 2021

AHRC doctoral research funding 2018-2021

 

Plaque Prize, Manchester School of Art, 2019

NWCDTP Collaborative Skills Development Scheme 2019

 

WORKSHOPS

Dream Gallery (Model Making) with Proximity Collective, 2020

 

EVENTS/ARTIST TALKS 

Post-PhD with Proximity Collective (as part of the NWCDTP PhD Careers Week) online, 2021

 

Nothing Abandoned, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2017

 

VISITING LECTURES 

Model Making, MA Media, Manchester School of Art, UK, 2021  

BA Fine Art, Blackpool School of Arts (Blackpool and The Fylde College) UK, 2021

Photo/Sculpture/Installation with MA Photography students, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2019

 

CONFERENCES

iJade 2021 Hybrid Spaces:Re-imagining pedagogy, practice and research, online, 2021 

The Image: Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2019

Digital Humanities, Human Technologies (NWCDTP), Salford University, UK, 2018

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES 

Thinking and Making Through Folds, Comparative Media Arts Journal, 2021

https://www.sfu.ca/cmajournal/issues/issue-nine--relations/Rebecca-Howard.html

 

ROLES

Early Career Academic (Creative Industries), University of Derby, UK, 2021-present day

 

Freelance Photographer (Food, product, architecture, weddings, theatre, and portraits) 2010-present day  

 

Gallery Interpreter, The Lowry, Salford, UK, 2016-2020

Gallery Assistant, The Lowry, Salford, UK, 2008-2016