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Rachel Niffenegger

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Birthplace
Evanston, IL

Birth year
1985

Lives in
Chicago

Works in
Chicago

Website

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2014 About a Mountain
Asya Geisberg Gallery
 
Jun, 2014 We do what we like and we like what we do
Western Exhibitions
 
Statement

Chicago Magazine named Rachel Niffenegger Chicago’s best emerging artist in 2010 and New City named her one of “Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers” in 2010, this after naming her the “Best Painter Under 25” in 2009. She currently has a two person show with Paul Nudd up at Western Exhibitions in Chicago  and has been included in exhibitions at Ceri Hand Gallery in Liverpool, England and in Chicago at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Corbett vs. Dempsey, the Sullivan Galleries at SAIC, The Post Family, and the Hyde Park Art Center. Niffenegger, born in Evanston in 1985, received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an MFA candidate at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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(b. 1985, Evanston, IL)
Lives and works in Chicago

Education
2012
MFA Candidate, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2008
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist's Residency, Saugatuck, MI
The Academy of Fine Arts Prague, Prague, CZ

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2011
(Upcoming) Rachel Niffenegger and Paul Nudd, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2010
As you pass by and cast an eye as you are now so once was I, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2009
Trichotillomania, The Post Family, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011
MDW Fair, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
The New New Chicagoans, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, Illinois
West, Wester, Westest Part 2 (Curated by Ryan Travis Christian), FFDG, San Francisco, CA
Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2010
Editions/Artist's Books Fair, Former Dia/Former X Initiative, New York, NY
Exhibition 7.06052010, Mvseum, Chicago, IL
Breakout Artists, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
If You Can Hold Your Breath, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Ox-Bow Centennial Exhibition, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapid, MI
Pink Paint, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL
hArts for Haiti, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Volta NY: No Guts No Glory, Imperfect Articles, New York, NY

2009
NADA Art Fair, Imperfect Articles, Miami Beach, FL
Big Youth, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Volta 5 Basel, Imperfect Articles, Basel, Switzerland
Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park, IL
Now That's What I Call Painting, Scott Projects, Chicago, IL
Luther Tiny Toother, Roots and Culture, Project Window, Chicago, IL

2008
Portrait, Hallway Projects, San Francisco, CA
Ah, Decadence!, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Staff Infection, OxBow School of Art Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
B.F.A Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Covert Prestige, Deckelew and Bensley, Chicago, IL

2007
Who Art Thou, Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

2006
Collateral, AVU Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, CZ

2005
Design Body, LG Space, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Art Bash, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Awards
2008
SAIC Graduating Fellowship
Ox-Bow Fellowship
Excellence in Leadership Award

2004-08
Merit Scholarship
Academic Incentive Scholarship

Recent Exhibits

Rachel Niffenegger participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 HEAD
Western Exhibitions
 
Sep, 2013 FLESH CLUB
Western Exhibitions
 
Jun, 2013 2 of a kind
LVL3 Gallery
 
Apr, 2013 Artist talk Physical and Virtual Bodies
Museum Arnhem
 
Apr, 2013 Psychosexual
Andrew Rafacz Gallery
 
Feb, 2013 Physical and Virtual Bodies
Museum Arnhem
 
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