Born in the UK in 1989, Rebecca Howard lives and works in Manchester. Her practice investigates the artifice of representation in relation to the built environment, specifically the ways in which photographic images enter into and mediate our experiences of the physical world. She is currently undertaking doctoral research at Manchester School of Art (2016-present day, AHRC funded). This project deals with the surface quality of the photographic paper-print. Experimenting with methods of re-photography, installation and sculpture, she explores the spatial and dimensional properties of the print and its capacity to re-configure architectural space.

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






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


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


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





Unit 28-30, Stretford Mall, Manchester, 2021 (June 2021)

Proximity, Paradise Works, Salford, 2019 

On the Image, Manchester School of Art, 2019

'When we build, let us think that 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


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

Paradise Works, December 2019 

British School at Rome, 2019 

Islington Mill, October 2019 

Venture Arts, August 2019



NWCDTP Student Initiative Fund, 2021

AHRC PhD funding 2018-2021


Plaque Prize, Manchester School of Art, 2019

NWCDTP Collaborative Skills Development Scheme 2019


Dream Gallery (Model Making) with Proximity Collective, 2020


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


Nothing Abandoned, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017


Blackpool School of Arts- Blackpool and The Fylde College, 2021

Photo/Sculpture/Installation with MA Photography students, MMU, 2019


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

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

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


Thinking and Making Through Folds, Comparative Media Arts Journal, 2021 (https://www.sfu.ca/cmajournal/issues/issue-nine--relations/Rebecca-Howard.html)



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


Gallery Interpreter, The Lowry, 2016-2020

Gallery Assistant, The Lowry, 2008-2016