Dr. Rebecca Cummins
University of Washington, Seattle
Rebecca Cummins explores the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena, (often referencing the history of science and optical devices); works have incorporated rainbow machines, paranoid dinner table devices, video rifles, photographs, video, sundials and site-specific portable camera obscuras.
Exhibitions include the Biennale of Seville (2008), Spain; The Shenzhen Institute of Fine Art, Shenzhen, China (2008); Zendai MOMA (2008), Shanghai Biennale (2006); KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (ISEA 2004); the South Australia Biennale (2001) and Steambot, Kirkland Art Center (2011). In 2011 she presented at CAA, NYC; Stanford University Department of Art & Art History (SiCa grant); the University of Chicago Film Studies Lecture Series and the Exploratorium, San Franciscos. Her Aperture Skylight Sundial is permanently installed in the Montlake Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Rebecca is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle.