Rebecca
Marimutu

Photographer & Educator
marimutu@gmail.com






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Rebecca Marimutu is an interdisciplinary artist and photographer working to reimagine the practice of portraiture. Born and raised in New York City and informed by critical race theory and contemporary discussions around the dimensionality of the photograph, she works by concealing, obscuring, and protecting that which lies within the frame. Her work explores themes of self, identity, and material tactility through paper sculpture, collage, and audio-visual abstraction. She received her MFA degree in Photographic and Electronic Media at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020, and her BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Albany with a minor in Studio Art.

She is currently an adjunct professor at Towson University & Loyola University.


Her work has been shown at the Waller Gallery The Fredericks Art Council, and The Black Womans Museum in Baltimore MD.





Resume//CV:


Rebecca Marimutu
646-706-3199 - rmarimutu@mica.edu - marimutu.com

Education
2020   
        Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). M.F.A., Baltimore, MD
        Photographic and Electronic Media,
        Concentration Critical Studies
        Certificate in College Teaching in Art

2016   
        University at Albany (SUNY) B.S., Albany, NY
        Mathematics, Economics
        Minor in Studio Art

Areas of Studio Expertise
Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator. Digital Image Processing, Epson InkJet Printing, and Color Management, Projection-Mapping, Silver Gelatin Film Processing, Silver Gelatin Print Processing, Alternative Photographic Print Processes, Silkscreen Printmaking.

Teaching Experience
2021 - Current
          Affiliate Instructor, Loyola University,
          Basic Digital Photography, Fall 2021
2020 - Current   
        Adjunct Professor, Towson University, Towson, MD
        Photo Imaging - Digital 1, Fall 2021
        Photo Imaging - Creative Workflows, Fall 2021
        Photo Imaging - Creative Workflows, Spring 2021
        Photo Imaging - Light, Spring 2021
        Photo Imaging - Creative Workflows, Fall 2020

2018 - 2019   
        Graduate Teaching Intern, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
        Picturing the Third Dimension, Kottie Gaydos, Fall 2019
        Digital Photography I, Kottie Gaydos, Spring 2019
        Forum II, First Year Experience Jan Stinchcomb, Spring 2019
        Black and White Photography I, Kottie Gaydos, Fall 2018

Other Relevant Experience
2021   
    Founder / Director, Anchovy Press, Baltimore MD
2020   
    Programming Consultant, Mare Residency, Baltimore, MD
    Photo Editor, Long Live Gogo - Moechella - Book, Nomu Nomu, Baltimore, MD
    Documentarian, Dreams Of My Father - Film, Director James A. Burkhalter, Baltimore,
MD   
2020 - 2019   
    Graduate Program Communications Assistant, Photographic and Electronic Media, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2020 - 2019   
    Graduate Student Counselor, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2020 - 2018   
    Graduate Black Student Union Member, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    Shop Clerk, Charm City Cakes, Baltimore MD
2019   
    Co-Curator, Photographic and Electronic Media Fall Show, What Am I, Who Are You?
    Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2019   
    Gallery Attendant, Grad Show II & III, Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
2018 - 2017    
    Administration Assistant, Two Twelve, New York, NY
2017 - 2016   
    Finance and Administration Work Scholar, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, Sp ‘16


Fellowships / Awards / Grants
2021  
    Artist-Entrepreneur-Incubator Program, The Space for Creative Black Imagination, MICA, Baltimore MD
    Up/Start Venture Competition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2020   
    Bromo Artist Relief Fund, Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund, Baltimore, MD
2019    
    Leslie King Hammond Fellowship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    Graduate Merit Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    Roberta Polevoy Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2018    
    Graduate Merit Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Public Speaking
2021   
    Artist Talk, Waller Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2020   
    Co - Commencement Speaker, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2019   
    Artist Talk, Placeholder, The Crown, Baltimore, MD
    Artist Talk, FYE Haptics and Optics, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Publications / Press
2021
      A Photographer Reimagining the Practice of Portraiture, Terri Henderson, BmoreArt
   Abstract Dialogues: ‘Repercussions’ at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, BmoreArt                    Anchovy Press—Winner of $14,100 During 2021 UP/Start Venture Competition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
    True Originals on Exhibit at Waller Gallery, The Afro News
    10 Must-See Shows at Black-Owned Galleries You Can View Online, Artsy

Exhibitions
2021 
    Flat Files, ICA Baltimore MD
    Necessary Steps, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD
    Not Just Another Anthropocenic Love Story, Trestle Gallery, New York, NY
    Flat Files, Collar Works, Troy NY
    Repercussions, Redefining the Black Aesthetic, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD
    Contextual Exposure, Waller Gallery, Baltimore, MD
    A Mutual Interest, Fredericks Art Council, Fredrick MD
2020 
    Diversity, Unity and Inclusion, City of Bowie Arts Committee, Bowie, MD
    Digital Legacies, Black Womans Museum, Baltimore, MD
    Meshes, Flip Gallery, Baltimore, MD
    Black Expression // The Black Self, MRM//McCann Showcase, New York, NY
2019    
    Who Am I, What Are You, Fox Gallery MICA, Baltimore, MD
    Placeholder, The Crown, Baltimore, MD
    Pride, Flip Gallery, Baltimore, MD
    Grand Opening, (Solo) Flip Gallery, Baltimore, MD
    Memorial, the Fox Studios, Baltimore, MD
    MRM // McCann Black History Month Art Showcase, New York, NY
2018    
    Fall Show, the Fox Gallery MICA, Baltimore, MD
2016    
    Senior Thesis Show, University of Albany, Albany, NY
2015    
    Not a Selfie Show, The Machine, Albany, NY