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EDUCATION
2016 commenced PhD, Visual Art
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

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

2004 Bachelor of University Studies (magna cum laude), theme: “Cultural Studies and the Arts”
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Inverted Landscapes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne  forthcoming
2018 Interference Pattern, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham (two-person)
2018 Interference Pattern, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth (two-person)
2017Give 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
2019
CURRENTS 2019: Reimagined Histories | Rewritten Futures, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
The Qualities of LIGHT,  The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Beyond Boundaries, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

2018
New Psychedelics, Humble Arts Foundation NY, online
The Family of No Man, Cosmos Arles Books, Arles, France
I Can See for Miles, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2017
A Field-Guide to the Stars, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia
#postfuture journey / Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens International Airport, Greece
FORMAT Festival: Habitat, Derby England

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
Videograma: Territorio y Ciudad, UJTL, Bogota, and Barrio Granada, Cali, Colombia
Digital Native Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, LA
Were the Eye Not Sunlike, ACRE TV, Chicago, IL
Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2014
Fauna, Smith Andersen North Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, England
Set in Motion: Video Art & Experimental Film, Purdue University Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN
Trestle Video Art Screening, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
X Media Art Monographic Show, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia
Black Noise, Podium Dolhuis, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Return of the Winter Wrens, Nightingale Gallery, East Oregon University, La Grande, OR

2013
Crystal Palace, Center for the Digital Arts, SUNY Westchester Com College, Peekskill, NY
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
Crystal Palace, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT
New Codes* / Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens, Greece
Kaleidoscope, ArtPadSF, Hungryman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
Hypothesis, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
ArtPadSF, Robert Berman Gallery / E6, San Francisco, CA

2010
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


CURATION

2020 The Image Looks Back, RMIT Gallery, PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography, Melbourne, Australia (co-curators: Dr Alison Bennett, Dr Shane Hulbert, Professor Daniel Palmer) forthcoming

2019 To The Moon and Back, Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia (co-curated with Dr Colleen Boyle)

2017 A Field Guide to the Stars, Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia


AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS / RESIDENCIES 
2019 Banff Centre Artist Residency “Digital Promises”, Banff, Canada
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
2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship, Installation Art, Brazil
2010-2011 Artist Residency, CAPACETE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019
Ambient Pressure, Cat Lachowskyj, LensCulture
Weathering Photographs: Ambient Pressure by Rebecca Najdowski, article by Ciel Hernandez, Lomography Magazine online, color reproductions, April 15


2015
Meet the Contemporary Photographers Experimenting with ‘Radical Color’, Maddie Crum, The Huffington Post
Electrifying Photograms Made from Desert Minerals, Flora, and Fauna, Ellyn Kail, Feature Shoot

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

2011
Photograms by Rebecca Najdowski, color reproductions, Juxtapoz Magazine online
Moving Pictures: Rebecca Najdowski Reflects on Her Fulbright in Brazil, Simon Hodgson, California College of the Arts news    

2010
Cameraless “pictures”, “Peripheral Vision” review by Kenneth Baker, SF Gate
Illusive and Stunning, “Peripheral Vision” review by Parker Tilghman, Art Slant
Kala Gallery’s Rising Tide, Groundswell review by DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express
Pay Attention, CCA MFA exhibition review by JD Beltrane, SF Gate

COLLECTIONS
The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ