Rebecca Memoli, American, born 1985


Rebecca is a Chicago based photographer.  She received her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2006 and stayed in New York City for eight years after.  In that time she co-founded The Blood Dumpster artist collective in Brooklyn, NY.  With the Blood Dumpster and independently she has curated five group exhibitions at various venues in Brooklyn and Queens including three at Local Project in Long Island City.  Her work has been shown in many galleries throughout the US and in Chile.  She has had three solo exhibitions including one at the New York Public Library, Mulberry Branch.  

 

Rebecca now lives in Chicago, IL.  Is currently attending Columbia College studying her MFA in Photography.  She works as Preparator for Rangefinder Gallery and teaches Photography at Lillstreet Art Center.  

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

BFA, Photography, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2002-2006

MFA (in progress), Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2014-2017

Exhibitions

2015

Selected Works, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013

Amorphous, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

Damn Everything But the Circus, Pumps, BK

Installation with performance art by Coralee Lynn Rose

 

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, WA

Installation with performance art by Coralee Lynn Rose

 

Turned On, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

Curator

 

Dirty Show, Detroit, MI

Installation with performance art by Coralee Lynn Rose

 

2012

As seen on TV, Antenna Gallery New Orleans

 

Still Living, Pratt Institute Photography Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Curator

 

The Sacred and the Profane, Paper Box, Brooklyn, NY

 

Horror Show, Hi 5 Gallery, Ridgewood, NY

 

Evaluation, NYPL Mulberry Street, New York, NY

Solo exhibition

 

2011

Envio, Terminal-1, Santiago, Chile

 

Short Order, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

Curator

 

Cosmosis, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

Fallout Shelter, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

Layover, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

Night Market, Brooklyn, NY

“Campfire Truck” with The Blood Dumpster Art Collective

 

Nude Nite, Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL

Installation with performance art by Coralee Lynn Rose

 

2010

I Am an Important Giant, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

Decadence and Dirt, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

Solo Exhibition

 

Pyrophilia, TBD Bar, Brooklyn, NY

 

Dumpster of Love, TBD Bar, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

Visions, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

Curator

 

Salon, Behr Thyssen Ltd, New York, NY

 

Lineage, Pochcron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

Inevitable Failure: The Impossibility of Desire, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

This is the End, Visions Gallery, Medway, MA

 

Art Never Sleeps, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

 

2008

Phone Sex: Real and Imagined, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Duet exhibition with photographer Phillip Toledano

 

Can’t Not, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

Renovation, Behr Thyssen Ltd., New York, NY

 

2007

Disaster Convergence, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn NY

 

Post Apocalypse, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Curator

 

Selling the Shadow, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

2006

Go Icharus! , White Room, Brooklyn, NY

 

Counting On You, Steuban Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibition

 

Paramnesia, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

2005

Food Chain, Built, New York, NY

 

Paramnesia, Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

Publications

New York Magazine, ”Holiday Libations”, December 13, 2004
New York Magazine, ”Spring Education”, December 20, 2004