Rebecca Newman was born in Chicago and grew up in New York City and Denver. She attended Yale College where she studied painting with William Bailey, Bernard Chaet, and Chuck Close, printmaking with Gabor Peterdi, and photography with Walter Rosenblum and Walker Evans.

After receiving her B.A. in Fine Arts cum laude in 1973, she lived in Spain and traveled in Europe where she continued her studies of painting, printmaking, and drawing. She has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1975.

 

ENCOUNTERS AND MEMORIES. Two person show with Anne Diggory, Davenport College Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
February 4 - March 3, 2006.

BETWEEN THE BRANCHES. Solo show, TAG, the Artists' Gallery, Santa Monica, California. October 15 - November 9, 2002.

SUDDENNESS. Solo show, TAG, the Artists' Gallery, Santa Monica, California. 
January 3 - January 27, 2001.

NEW WORK. Three-person show, TAG, the Artists' Gallery, Santa Monica, California. February-March 2000.

DRAWINGS ON PHOTOGRAPHS. Solo Show, University of California, Berkeley Extension, Downstairs Gallery. May-June 1990.

CREATIVE PROCESS. Group Show, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California. March-April 1989.

URBAN PATTERNS. Group Show, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental Gallery. September-October, 1988.

ANNUAL AUCTION EXHIBITS. Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies. 1987, 1988, 1989.

MEMBERSHIP SHOW. Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies; juried by William Olander of the New Museum, New York, at the Brand Library, Glendale, California. 1988.

ANNUAL GROUP SHOW. Double Rocking G Gallery, Los Angeles. 1987.

DRAWINGS ON PHOTOGRAPHS. Solo Show, Double Rocking G Gallery, March-April, 1987.

INVITATIONAL SHOW. Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Joslyn Art Center, Torrance, California. 1986.

NEWCOMERS 1985. Group Show, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles. 1985.

TRANSFORMATIONS. Solo Show, G.A.N.G. Gallery, 800 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles. 1979.

SECOND ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN. Group Show, Westwood Art Center. 1979.

JURIED MEMBERSHIP SHOW. Group Show, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, juried by Darryl Curran and JoAnn Callis. 1978.

Finalist for Ferguson Award in Photography, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, 1989.

Finalist for Young Talent Award, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, 1990.

Member, TAG, the Artists' Gallery, Vice-President of Board.

Past President and Board Member, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies.

Member of Committee for 150 Years of Photography.