Rebekkah Ziel

Photography

Rebekkah began creating art, primarily sculpture, at a very young age. Throughout her formative years, she received scholarships to study at several renowned art schools, including The Lyme Art Academy and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, in order to hone her skills. She graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2004 with a B.A. in Sculpture and minor in Printmaking.

Not long after graduating from college, Rebekkah was diagnosed with a chronic illness that made it difficult for her to pursue art for a number of years. Recently, thanks to new medical treatments, she has been able to resume the pursuit of her passion and is focusing on photography and cement sculpture. Her work has been displayed most recently in the “Remix” exhibit at the Albany Barn and in the @Evolution show at The Gear Factory in Syracuse.

Rebekkah’s photography has often been described as dark; however, it is merely the focus on contrast, line, and light in her art that evokes an impression of darkness. Her work covers a wide range of topics—from nature to architecture to transportation. Decommissioned and decaying factory buildings are a large focus as well due to their prominent presence throughout the foothills of the Adirondacks. Most of Rebekkah’s photographs are black and white, or black and white with isolated sections of color.  However, because she is an artist in the process of recreating and reevaluating her body of work, her style is ever changing.

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