Discipline: Visual Art – photography

Rebecca Soderholm

Discipline: Visual Art – photography
Region: Keene Valley, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Rebecca Soderholm is a visual artist whose work in photography and video centers on rural America. Her work has been published in The New York Times and exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery and 511 Gallery. In addition to MacDowell, Soderholm has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and the Yale University Art Gallery’s Lewitt Doran Residency.

She was the recipient of a 2023 Peter S. Reed Foundation grant and a 2023 JGS Fellowship for photography from The New York Foundation for the Arts.

She received a M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art and a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology. Rebecca is a professor of art at Drew University.

At MacDowell, Soderholm edited photographs from her series, Hare Scramble. This work explores contemporary rural America, documenting off-road dirt bike and ATV races that test riders’ grit and endurance against hardscrabble landscapes. Hare Scramble was awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship in photography and was published as an opinion piece in the New York Times Sunday Review.



Rebecca Soderholm worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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