Rachel Collier // Short Statement and Bio

If abstraction is an attempt to capture a process of deviation, this practice addresses various struggles with the constraints of that expectation. These struggles include but are not limited to: the flatness of paint, the fetishization of the grid, the hand at work and its blatant removal. The unattainable goal is to achieve trompe l'oeil without really trying. 

Rachel Collier is a Minneapolis based artist currently working in a Seward studio. After graduating from SAIC in ‘07 she travelled and lived in several US metros exhibiting in DIY spaces, local galleries and art fairs. Her recent work is non representational and large in scale, combining painting, printmaking and sculptural elements.

Email for exhibition opportunities or to purchase work. 

Education 

2007

BFA / School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Exhibitions 

2020

Future Future, Hair and Nails Gallery, Mpls, MN

2019

2018

2018

Almost Paradise, Ditch / Grey Ghost, Mpls, MN

Taped Over, Riverland College: James Wagner Gallery, Austin MN

Relief: Three Fresh Approaches to Building Surface, Hair and Nails Gallery, Mpls, MN

2018

2017

2016

2014

Fine Arts Exhibition, MN State Fair, St Paul, MN

Mutual Fans, Coming Soon Art Space, Mpls, MN

Our Mothers and Daughters, Albert Lea Art Center, Albert Lea, MN

Revolution Now, Gamut Gallery, Mpls, MN

2014

Wavefunction, Haus Salon, Mpls, MN

2012

Mural Party, Green House Gallery, Austin, TX

2011

Catastrophe!, Art People, Arcata, CA

2010

I Protest, Hallspace, Boston, MA

2008

Oppidan, Black Walnut Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007

SAIC BFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

Selected Teaching / Creative  Professional Experience

2016 +

2012 +

Freelance Content Creator, Mpls, MN

Lead Videographer, Ponytails Collective, Mpls, MN

2016

Introduction to Marbling Course, MCAD, Mpls, MN

2012-16

Interactive Design Digital Analyst, Carmichael Lynch, Mpls, MN

2010-11

Story Producer / Casting Producer, Shed Media Group / Animal Planet, LA, CA

 © 2020 by Rachel Collier

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