Arielle Rebek (she/her) is an Oakland-based artist and educator whose work employs photography and installation. Working across analog and digital technology, Rebek explores translations of space, markers of time, and the visual language of archives. Arielle’s process is one of intuitive action - walking, collecting, folding, wrapping - that is informed by a specific attention to the physicality of her materials. She is interested in how a photograph can simultaneously reveal and withhold information about an object or place.
Arielle is originally from the Chicago area and earned her BA in Studio Art from Carleton College. She has an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California - Davis, where she was awarded the Margrit Mondavi Fellowship and Mary Lou Osborn Award. Rebek has exhibited internationally, notably the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Arts-Singapore, and Carleton College. She has participated in numerous residencies including the Google Artist in Residence program, LASALLE Topical Lab, and The Image Flow. Currently, Arielle is a lecturer in photography at University of California - Berkeley and San Joaquin Delta College and a resident artist at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has held previous teaching appointments at Carleton College and UC Davis. Arielle is regularly involved with the San Francisco arts nonprofit, Root Division, where she occasionally teaches workshops in bookmaking and cyanotype.