Rebecca Wild (b.1989)
Born in Timperley, UK
Rebecca Wild is a curator and experimental photographer from Manchester Metropolitan University studying MA Contemporary curating (2013) and BA (Hons) Interactive arts (2012). She has exhibited previously in multiplelocations around the U.K and has sold work to various art collectors. Rebecca has been an active part of her local community in Altrincham, curating 28 art exhibitions, 5 museum displays and 18 workshops.
Rebecca’s work is all about experimentation and spontaneity. Wild specialises in camera-less methods of photography and image making.
Her work focuses around three central elements; colour, light and natural forms. The topic of choice is examining the flow and motion of fluids as they combine, collide or conform with other substances both man-made and natural. Her current series is an experiment into seeing what happens to her work when one of these three key elements is removed; in this instance ‘colour’. The focus of the work has dramatically shifted from something of aesthetic beauty to an inquisitive focus of the patterns and forms that are usually unseen with sharp contrasts and an ethereal quality.
These organic images represents the beautiful yet fragile nature of fluids, filled with colliding energies and turbulent forms. These patterns are created when hydrophobic and hydrophilic fluids collide within certain lighting conditions. The circular nature of the work is reminiscent of petri dishes and microscopic views, examining a microcosm of reactions on a miniature scale.
These images are the only trace of their short lived existence, exemplifying the role of art in creating the illusion of permanence in a transitory world.
Manchester Metropolitan University
2012-2013 MA Contemporary Curation
2009-2012 BA Interactive Arts
2008-2009 BTEC Diploma Foundation Art
Grants & Awards
2015 - Categorically Acrylic Painting Award: Abstract Catergory, Jacksons Art prize.
Exhibitions & Festivals
2019 Exposure, AIR Gallery, Altrincham
2019 Micro, AIR Gallery, Altrincham
2018 WCAF18, Warrington Museum
2018 Wonderer, Athens Schoolof Fine Art
2017 Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester
2017 GM Arts prize 2017, Manchester UK
2017 Artists of the Future, DegreeArt, London.
2016 Warrington Open 2016, Warrington.
2016 Stockport Open 2016, Stockport
2016 Spectrum, PS Mirabel, Manchester.
2016 Hidden Studios Altrincham, Altrincham.
2016 Transience, Local Creation, Altrincham.
2016 Waterside Open 2016, Sale, UK.
2015 Outside the Box, 6 George Street,
2015 Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival
2015 Shropshire Open 2015, Gallery 3
2015 Shelf Life, P.S Mirabel, Manchester, UK.
2015 Neo:art Prize 2015, neo:gallery27, Bolton
2015 Transformation, Art with a Heart
2015 Patchwork, Sale Waterside Arts Centre
2014 Waterside Open 2014, Sale Waterside
2014 Altrincham Open 2014, Art with a Heart
2014 How Many? Local Creation, Altrincham
2014 Best of Noise, Granada Studios
2014 SKIN, Penthouse NQ, Manchester, UK
2014 Free for arts Festival 2014
2013 Electric Open 2013, Electric Picture House
2013 We are Manc, Terrence Bar, Manchester
2013 Altrincham Arts Festival, Altrincham, UK.
2012 Local Creation launch, Local Creation
2012 Interactive Arts Degree Show
2012 SCAN.IT, Gallery40, Brighton, UK.
2012 New Mills Art Trail, New Mills, UK.
2012 Warrington Arts Festival 2012, Warrington
2011 Blankexpressions, BLANKSPACE
2011 No.1 Paint, BLANKSPACE, Manchester
2011 Free for Arts Festival 2011, Manchester
2010 Free for arts Festival 2010, Manchester
2016 877 Zine, Space edition.
2016 Average Art Magazine, August Edition.
2015 Outside the Box, Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 neo:artprize 2015, Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 Shropshire Open 2015, Exhibition
2014 Aurora Borealis, Exhibition Catalogue,
2012 Creative Futures, Interactive Arts Degree show Catalogue 2012, pg. 24-25.
2012 Alliterai Magazine, Issue 6, pg. 19.
2011 Blankpages, Issue 32, Front Cover and
2011 Blankexpressions, Exhibition Catalogue
2010, pg. 25.
2011 The Hare, Issue XXIII 2011, Chinese
Whispers Feature, pg.17-20.