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Rachel Sager

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Birthplace
Hollidaysburg, PA

Birth year
1978

Lives in
Oakland

Works in
San Francisco

Website

Schools
SFSU (San Francisco State University), 1999
Lorenzo D' Medici, Italian International Institute, Florence Italy, 2000
Tyler School of Art (Temple university), 2000, BFA

Representing galleries

Tags
photography, traditional, realism, conceptual, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, visual artist, oil paint, Artists-sager, Painter

Statement

Rachel Sager is an Oil Painter living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia after studying at Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy. Her work has been seen in local and internationally juried exhibits including 75th Crocker-Kingsley: California's Biennial Juried Competition, and was featured in the Emmy Award-winning Documentary, Sketching the Silk Road.

Artist Statement

In my oil paintings, matter is presented in a decomposed state,
suspended between earth and sky. Inspired by brush fires, demolition explosions, and storm clouds, I explore my subjects in a visceral, intuitive manner. My goal is to produce the differences existing between the varying states of matter in these circumstances, neither solid or gas. In doing so, I intend to create sweeping, emotionally charged landscapes that convey the dissonance I experience in self expression. The turmoil, represented by the debris-filled smoke, is juxtaposed by sun infused skies and cirrus clouds, projecting a duplicity that is unavoidable, overwhelming, and at times, awe-inspiring. 

SHOWS

Present HANG ART Gallery, Representation, San Francisco, CA

2014 SKY: An International Juried Exhibition, Walnut Creek, CA
2014 Periphery, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Same, Same But Different, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2013 Art for Aids, Metreon San Francisco, CA

2013 Momento, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Visual Aid, Auction, San Francisco, CA
2012 Revolution 2012, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 Anima, Fibre Arts Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2012 Guerilla Show, San Francisco, CA
2011 Art for Aids Juried Gala, San Francisco, CA
2011 San Francisco Summer Show, San Francisco, CA

2010 Chaparral Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Oakland, CA
2010 Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Cigar Bar, San Francisco
2009 75th Crocker-Kingsley: California's Biennial Juried Competition 2008 Uncommon Sense, El Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Sugar Lump Café, San Francisco, CA
2008 Fashion Show, Root Division, San Francisco CA
2008 Open Studios, Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA
2008 Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2008 Emerge Show, Gen Arts, San Francisco, CA
2008 Red, San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo, CA
2007 100 Works, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2007 Diaspora: Breaking the Ice: SFWORKS, Int’l Arts Festival
2006 Artist Alley Gallery, 345 Gough Street, San Francisco
2005 Badfish Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Melt, San Francisco, CA
2004 Open Studio San Francisco, CA
2003 Muse Gallery, Solo, Prescott,AZ

2003 Fantasy for Chocolate, Prescott,AZ

2003 Race Café, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2002 Show Up and Show, Group Philadelphia, PA
Education

2000-2002 Temple University, Tyler School of Art

Philadelphia, PA
B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting Graduated Cum Laude

1999-2000 Lorenzo de’ Medici, School of Art

Florence, Italy

1998-1999 San Francisco State

San Francisco, CA

Experience
Present-2005 School of Rock, San Mateo, CA
Franchise Owner

-Manage Staff of 15 teachers, administrative assistants and volunteers. -Responsible for booking, promoting and budgeting seasonal shows, 9 a year, in addition to extra events.
-Increased student body from 2 students in 2005 to 100.
-Maintain the membership accounts and financial aspects of the school. www.schoolofrock.com

2007-2009 RS Arts Foundation, 501(c) 3, San Francisco, CA
Director

-Create and facilitate multiple non-profit Art events to raise money for Bay Area Teachers and Students of the Arts
-Distribute Money to qualified Teachers and Students through scholarships and grants to continue education
-Awarded Grants to Individuals and Groups, such as the Harvey Milk Arts Foundation
Events: Rock School Prom, SF, W Hotel, SF, July 2008, Uncommon Sense Art Extravaganza, El Balazo, SF, May 2008, School of Rock Benefit, Great American Music Hall, SF, July 2007

2007 "Sketching the Silk Road" D3 Productions
Co-Host/Artist

-Emmy Winning PBS Full-Length Documentary
-Picked up by American Public Television to be distributed nationally in May 2007.

-Screened July 2012 by the Womens Caucus for Arts SF Chapter www.d3mediagroup.com

2007-Root Division, San Francisco, CA Resident Artist/Event Coordinator

2006 Eric Zener

San Francisco, CA Painting Assistant www.EricZener.com 

Recent Exhibits

Rachel Sager participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2014 California Art Open
TAG Gallery
 
Jun, 2014 Object Impermanence: New Paintings by Rachel Sager
HANG ART
 
Jan, 2012 REVOLUTION 2012: An Exposition on Change Around the World
Jackson Junge Gallery
 
Dec, 2011 Guerrilla Show 2
Arc Gallery & Studios
 
Apr, 2011 Spring Open Studios in the Mission
Studios all over the Mission
 
Jun, 2008 Under 100
Root Division
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Rachel Sager

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