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Georgina Reskala

Georgina Reskala (b. 1967, Mexico City) is a Mexican-Lebanese artist living and working in Santa Monica CA. She attended California College of the Arts where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and an MFA . 


During her time at CCA, she was mentored by Larry Sultan and trained extensively with Chris Johnson in traditional fine printing. In her work, Reskala creates abstracted landscapes that explore the uncertainty of memory by combining mechanical and manual photographic techniques. In her "Fragments" series, she engages in a repetitive process of photographing and rephotographing, folding and creasing the print between each exposure in the darkroom. The original images—conventional seascapes and landscapes—are rendered nearly unrecognizable, redefined by their crushed dimensionality and unsettling disintegration. Reskala troubles our understanding of photography as a medium that offers a transparent view of reality. Her persistent interruptions of the picturesque reflect on both the power and the mutability of collective memories and shared histories.


She has had several solo and group exhibitions including Zona Maco (Mexico City), Seattle Art Fair, Photo LA, Pulse Miami, Photo Festival Yixian, China, and Venice Institute of Contemporary Art amongst others. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Hariban Award, Kyoto Japan.

Her work is in the collections of  the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene OR; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA.; the Portland Art Museum, Portland OR.; and the Museo de Arte Zacatecas, Mexico. She is represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART in Portland OR and is currently an adjunct professor at CCA and a textiles teacher at L’Ecole Claire Fontaine in Venice CA.

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