Katerina Jebb was born in England in 1962. In 1984 she moved to California to study photography. Her first works were photomontages which she created inside the camera, originating from repeated exposure of a single roll of film.
In 1989 Jebb relocated to Paris to pursue her interest in experimental photography. There she employed photocopy machines to create life-size images, primarily self-portraits lying herself down on a high resolution scanning machine. Progressively, she diversified, exploring the medium in parallel with the expanding possibilities in digital technology. Jebb proceeded to remove parts of the scanner to facilitate maximum extension of the subject. The duration of each passage of the scanner echoed early photographic principles, long exposures of seven minutes , therefore demanding of the sitter to lie motionless for twenty eight minutes.
The resulting images, were embraced as a new visual medium and began to appear in museums and galleries, notably The Whitney Museum in 1998 as part of The Warhol Look a world touring retrospective.
In 2016, Jebb's work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Musée Réattu Arles, France.
In 2018, she was commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum to collaborate on the exhibition "Heavenly Bodies : Fashion and the Catholic Imagination"
In March 2021, Jebb created a large-scale installation in the Sculpture Galleries of the V&A Museum.
Katerina Jebb’s work is included in the permanent collections of The Victoria & Albert Museum, Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs Paris, Musée Réattu Arles.
In May 2023, Jebb will present a series of new works at the National Museum of Rome.