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Rachel B. Abrams
updated: 01/20/2012
website: www.rachelbabramsart.blogspot.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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untitled (recycled environments II)
untitled (recycled environments III)
untitled (recycled environments)
untitled (frustrule)
untitled (economy of nature II)
untitled (economy of nature III)
untitled (distorted senses of proportion III)
untitled (tegument VIII)
untitled (tegument IV)
caustic domesticities
caustic domesticities, detail
biological accumulations (marine worms)
untitled (invasives)
invasive species (avena fatua)
invasive species (elaeagnus angustifolia)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  memory, science, organic, conceptual, abstract, language, obsessive, information, nature, process
 
 
untitled (recycled environments II) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (recycled environments II)
Paper Collage on Matte Board
2011
12.125 " x  16.125 " 
untitled (recycled environments III) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (recycled environments III)
Paper Collage on Matte Board
2011
13.8125 " x  18.5 " 
untitled (recycled environments) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (recycled environments)
Paper Collage on Matte Board
2011
11.625 " x  15 " 
untitled (frustrule) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (frustrule)
Gouache on Matte Board
2011
6.5 " x  8.875 " 
untitled (economy of nature II) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (economy of nature II)
Paper and Ink Collage on Matte Board
2010
9.75 " x  12.25 " 
untitled (economy of nature III) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (economy of nature III)
Paper and Ink Collage on Matte Board
2010
9.75 " x  14.5 " 
untitled (distorted senses of proportion III)  by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (distorted senses of proportion III)
Ink and Paper Collage
2010
8.5 " x  7.75 " 
untitled (tegument VIII) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (tegument VIII)
Coloured Pencil on Felt
2010
9 " x  9 " 
untitled (tegument IV) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (tegument IV)
Coloured Pencil on Felt
2010
9 " x  9 " 
caustic domesticities by Rachel B. Abrams
caustic domesticities
Paper, Paraffin, Copper Wire, Glass
2010
Dimensions variable
caustic domesticities, detail by Rachel B. Abrams
caustic domesticities, detail
Paper, Paraffin, Copper Wire, Glass
2010
Dimensions variable
biological accumulations (marine worms) by Rachel B. Abrams
biological accumulations (marine worms)
Ink on Vellum
2009
5.8125" x  8.3125" 
untitled (invasives) by Rachel B. Abrams
untitled (invasives)
Ink, Paraffin on Layered Vellum
2009
8.25" x  11" 
invasive species (avena fatua) by Rachel B. Abrams
invasive species (avena fatua)
Ink on Vellum
2008
11" x  8.25" 
invasive species (elaeagnus angustifolia) by Rachel B. Abrams
invasive species (elaeagnus angustifolia)
Ink on Vellum
2008
11" x  8.25" 

Artist Statement
I am interested in the relationships between information and placement, action and consequence, experience and time, ritual and movement, layering and memory, empathy and entropy. Much of my work develops out of studio experimentation, each investigation leading to further explorations and questions. Combining material studies with research focussed on science, language, categorization, significance, translation, and orientation, I am able to analyze the assimilation of prescribed forms and media, to further understand the ease with which we associate and appropriate language.

The significance of selection is essential in my studio practice. Each query does not begin necessarily as a deliberate intention, but by preference becomes an area of further exploration for meaning, form, and relevance, often manifesting into a disorientation of the microscopic and macroscopic. Many of the works are the products of years of experimentation, developing once an identifiable connection is made, with historical threads both apparent and esoteric.

Artist Bio / CV

Education
M.F.A., 2000, Alfred University
B.F.A., 1997, University of Wisconsin
Solo Exhibitions
2013  Distorted Senses of Proportion, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
2010 Biological Accumulations, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY
Inurements, Lipscomb Gallery, Greenville, SC
2007 Neologisms, Go North Gallery, Beacon, NY
2005 Conflate, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
Corollaries, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
2003 Palimpsest, Duke University, Durham, NC
Two Person Exhibitions
2011  (human) natures, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
2000  Dissection in Whole, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
Group Exhibitions
2012  Innovations, Dowd Gallery, Cortland, NY
Under 30, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
2010  Oddly Alive, The Arts Center, Troy, NY
2009 State of the Union, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2008  In The Beginning: Exploring Origins in Contemporary Art, Fox Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Organics, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Riverton, WY
2007 Sublime Climate, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
A Natural Order: Art Exploring the Organic and Artifice, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead, KY
2006  The Thread Counts Project, GASP, Brookline, MA
2005 Subanatomy, Sonoma MOCA, Santa Rosa, CA
The Obsessive Surface, Tower Fine Art Gallery, Brockport, NY
Technicolor, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead, KY
2003  Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Faculty Invitational, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2002 Empathy, Tremont Gallery, Boston, MA
13th National, Viridian Artists, New York, NY
Digital Visions, The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
Dimensions 2002, Associated Artists, Winston-Salem, NC
2001 It Makes Me Sick, Longwood Arts Project, BCA, Bronx, NY
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
Beecher Digital Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Small Works, Harper College Art Center, Palatine, IL    
4th Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Artist Residencies
2002 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Assilah Forum Foundation, Assilah, Morocco
2001  Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France