Rebecca Ross is a photographer and public artist who looks to her personal everyday experiences as inspiration for her portraits, documentary photographs and botanical images.

Growing up, Ross kept minnows in gallon jars and buried rusty nails with her father at the base of hydrangea plants to influence the color of their bloom. Her fascination with the mystery and ceaseless change of garden spaces was embodied in her 2004 exhibit, “from the garden,” which featured abstract silver prints and photograms made in the garden at night. In “Pastoral,” her 2005 exhibition, her large-scale color photographs of mass-produced plastic toy animals scrutinized romanticized notions of nature.

Nominated for an Arizona Governor’s Art Award in 2000 for her community-based public art project in Tempe, Ross has completed several public art works,
including a transit shelter project for the Mesa Arts Center. Recently, the city of
Glendale commissioned her to create permanent outdoor photographic installations with students at city housing projects.

Ross’s work has been exhibited in the US and Europe and is represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Austin’s Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. Her awards include both an Artist Fellowship and Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She has also received recognition for her teaching from the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Santa Fe Center for Photography.

eye lounge: a contemporary art space

Top: Siamese cat, Type C print, surface mounted on Plexiglas, 20" x 24"
Middle: Memento (detail), George, with medal, porcelain enameled steel, 8" x 8"
Bottom: Memento, artist adorned transit shelter, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona | 480-241-7677 | ©2007 Rebecca Ross
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