Rebecca Howard's photographic works deal with perceptions of pictorial space and experiences of real place, always mediating between two and three-dimensions, image and object and surface and depth. Earlier works investigate the ways in which we shape and represent the natural world, with a focus on the artifice of zoos and museums, while other works deal with the role that images play in the construction of the built environment.
Using sculptural methods, including cutting, folding and mounting, the most recent works explore site-specific installation and self-reflexivity, placing emphasis on the spatial and material properties of the photographic print and its ability to temporarily transform and reconfigure real architectural space.
PhD by practice, Manchester Metropolitan University 2016-present (AHRC funded).
MA Photography, Manchester Metropolitan University 2011-2013
BA Graphic Arts and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University 2008-2011
EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
Proximity, Paradise Works, Salford, 2019
On the Image, Manchester School of Art, 2019
'When we build, let us think we build forever' Holden Gallery foyer, Manchester, 2019
Meta, Holden Gallery (film room), Manchester, 2019
Nothing Abandoned, Paradise Works, Salford, 2017
Visualising the Home, (Carlisle Photo Festival), Vallum Gallery, Carlisle, 2017.
Repeat Pattern, Manchester School of Art November, 2016
What Now!? Manchester School of Art, 2013
The World According to Mass, Bench Gallery, Manchester, 2012
Paradise Works, December 2019
British School at Rome, 2019
Islington Mill, October 2019
Venture Arts, August 2019
Plaque Prize, Manchester School of Art, 2019