Becca Albee (born Portland, ME) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose photo-based installations often emerge from her encounters with historical materials, whether from a personal archive, official repositories, or the public realm. Investigating how information is disseminated and filtered through physical material such as books, newspapers, and photographic negatives, Albee’s work addresses the mechanisms and politics of representation, foregrounding residues that are often left out of grand narratives. Prior to her work as a visual artist, Albee was an original member of Excuse 17, a punk band influential in the Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene of the early 1990s. Her commitment to feminist politics and activism plays a central role in her studio practice.
Albee’s work had been presented in recent solo exhibitions Situations, New York; Et al., San Francisco; and 356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; and Art in General, Brooklyn, NY. Albee is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at The City College of New York, CUNY.
Exhibitions at the List Center are made possible with the support of Fotene Demoulas & Tom Coté, Audrey & James Foster, Idee German-Schoenheimer, Joyce Linde, Jane & Neil Pappalardo, Cynthia & John Reed, and Terry & Rick Stone. In-kind media sponsorship provided by 90.9 WBUR. Additional funding for List Projects was also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
General operating support is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Council for the Arts at MIT; Philip S. Khoury, Associate Provost at MIT; the MIT School of Architecture + Planning; the Mass Cultural Council; and many generous individual donors. The Advisory Committee Members of the List Visual Arts Center are gratefully acknowledged.