My art story at the National Endowment for the Arts website:



Cerritos, California

Elaborate bracelet made up of many interlocked rings

Steel pearl bracelet. Photo by Cecilia Taibo Rahban

I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by art–classical music was always playing at home and my mother was a writer and painter. That was back in Uruguay, where I studied piano full time. When I came to the US, my career path took a turn–I turned to photography, then digital painting. My latest creations are in jewelry design, stainless steel pieces that represent elegance, boldness, fluidity and strength. I find each of my creative expressions on their own and as a whole very fulfilling, and I hope they inspire others.

I’m happy to have exhibited my work both locally in Southern California, in the LA/OC area, as well as internationally. I’m honored that my latest creation in jewelry design was featured at the Museum of Latin American Art “Empowerment through the Arts” Women’s Day Festival 2015.

– See more at:
My jewelry line’s website: Cecilia’s Steel™:


Molaa!! (Museum of Latin American Art)

I’m honored that my latest creation, in jewelry design, was featured at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach on March 15th, as part of the Women’s Day Festival 2015 “Empowerment through the Arts.”


Molaa  Molaa Empowerement Through The Arts  Cecilia Taibo Rahban Steel Pearl At Molaa

Solo show of my nature photographs at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach


From June 1st to the 30th. Opening reception will be on Saturday, June 2nd. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Entrance to El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach















View from the Nature Center



7550 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA 90815

Nature Center Hours:
Closed Mondays

Tue-Sun, 8am-5pm

Tue-Sun, 8:30am-4pm

Exhibiting at The Happening gallery in Marina del Rey


I’m excited to be participating in the upcoming artist reception benefiting Clothes the Deal; I’ll be exhibiting my nature photographs. A portion of proceeds will benefit Clothes the Deal, a non-profit organization that supplies
clothes to the homeless so that they can re-enter the workforce.

Sunday, June 26 2011 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm


The Happening Gallery
4047 Lincoln Blvd
Marina del Rey, California 90292

This fabulous summer art exhibit runs June 24-July 17 with Happening reception Sunday June 26th, 1-4pm

Wine & refreshments will be served!


The Happening Gallery is open
11-6 Wed thru Sat
noon-5 Sunday

New: nature photography

I’m adding a new collection to share the beauty of nature as I capture it in my photographs. These are the colors that inspire my energy paintings.

I’ll be updating the website with more details; they’re available as photographic prints; each of these 7 images is 12×68″, mounted.