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Rachel Selekman

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Burst 4 (Taking Stock 2), 2016 Watering Can Scraps, Steel, Velvet Flowers, Silicone Sealant, And Mixed Media 28 X 13 X 26 Inches
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Double Jewelled Wreath, 2017 Metallic And Cotton Thread, Rhinestones, And Collage On Paper 35 X 42 7/8 Inches
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Double Jewelled Wreath (detail), 2017 Metallic And Cotton Thread, Rhinestones, And Collage On Paper 35 X 42 7/8 Inches
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Double Jewelled Bouquet, 2016 Sew Ons, Beads, Rhinestones, Thread, And Collage On Paper 22 X 26 ½ Inches
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Double Jewelled Bouquet (detail), 2016 Sew Ons, Beads, Rhinestones, Thread, And Collage On Paper 22 X 26 ½ Inches
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Reveal (Taking Stock 1), 2013 Fabric, Thread, Sew Ons, Buttons, Beads, Steel, Batting, Buckram, And Snaps 27 X 29 X 34 Inches
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Reveal (Taking Stock 1) (Detail), 2013 Fabric, Thread, Sew Ons, Buttons, Beads, Steel, Batting, Buckram, And Snaps 27 X 29 X 34 Inches
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Double Spray, 2016 Collage And Pencil On Paper  38 5/8 X 80 3/8
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Double Spray (detail), 2016 Collage And Pencil On Paper 38 5/8 X 80 3/8
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Splash, 2010 Watering Can, Steel, Fabric, And Hardware 35 X 44 ¼ X 42 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Splash (detail), 2010 Watering Can, Steel, Fabric, And Hardware 35 X 44 ¼ X 42 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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The Lovers, 2010 Watering Can Pieces And Roses, Silicone Sealant, Epoxy, Wire Mesh, Buckram, And Steel 51 ½ X 14 ½ X 22 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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The Lovers (detail), 2010 Watering Can, Pieces Of Watering Cans, Fabric, Thread, Steel, Wire, Wire Mesh, Buckram, Epoxy, Silicone Sealant, And Hardware 51 ½ X 14 ½ X 22 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Mouth Wide Open, 2009 Watering Can, Fabric, Thread, Interfacing, Glue, Steel, And Hardware 29 X 29 3/8 X 30 Inches © Christopher Burke
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Mouth Wide Open, 2009 Watering Can, Fabric, Thread, Interfacing, Glue, Steel, And Hardware 29 X 29 3/8 X 30 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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The Listener, 2010 Watering Can, Pieces Of Watering Cans, Fabric, Thread, Steel, Wire, Wire Mesh, Buckram, Epoxy, Silicone Sealant, And Hardware 39 ¼ X 9 3/8 X 19 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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The Listener (detail), 2010 Watering Can, Pieces Of Watering Cans, Fabric, Thread, Steel, Wire, Wire Mesh, Buckram, Epoxy, Silicone Sealant, And Hardware 39 ¼ X 9 3/8 X 19 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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The Group (or the Family or the Gallery Goers), 2010 Watering Cans, Metal Duct, Duct Clamps, And Silicone Sealant Overall Size Is Variable; Tallest Element: 81 ½ Inches © Rachel Selekman
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The Conversation, 2009 Watering Cans, Fabric, Thread, Buckram, Interfacing, Batting, Glue, Steel, And Hardware Larger: 76 3/8 X 8 ¼ X 27 ½ Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Fifty (25), 2016 Collage, Metallic Thread, Pencil, And Acrylic Paint On Paper 8 X 10 Inches
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Fifty (24), 2016 Gold Cord, Beads, Ribbon, Sequins, Thread, Gold Ink, And Collage On Paper 10 X 8 Inches
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Fifty (23), 2016 Collage On Paper 10 X 8 Inches
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Fifty (22), 2016 Collage And Gold Thread On Paper 8 X 10 Inches
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Fifty (9), 2012 Vintage Cord And Thread On Paper 10 X 8 Inches
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Fifty (7), 2012 Collage, Rhinestones, And Thread On Paper 8 X 10 Inches
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Fifty (8), 2012 Collage, Gold Cord, And Rhinestones On Paper 10 X 8 Inches
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Fifty (2), 2012 Collage, Glass Beads, And Thread On Paper 10 X 8 Inches
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Hand in Hand, 2008 Collage On Paper 12 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches Each © Rachel Selekman
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Hand in Hand, 2008 Collage On Paper 12 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches Each © Rachel Selekman
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Spring Bouquet, 2007 Brass Watering Can Rose, Metallic Thread, Paper Flowers, Velvet Flowers, And Collage 26 1/8 X 19 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Spring Bouquet (detail), 2007 Brass Watering Can Rose, Metallic Thread, Paper Flowers, Velvet Flowers, And Collage 26 1/8 X 19 Inches © Rachel Selekman
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth year
1963
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), 1985, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993, MFA
Tags
mixed-media, installation, surrealism, figurative, sculpture
Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2017
Rachel Selekman Resume

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014               

Rachel Selekman: Making Connections, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

2006

Spray: New Sculpture, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2005

Fresh, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany

2004

Rachel Selekman: New Work, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2003

Rachel Selekman: Sculpture, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2001

Rachel Selekman: New Sculpture, E. A. Draper Showcase Gallery, Delaware
Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington

1996

Alterations: New Work from New York, KAOS-Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1992

Weight, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017               

“Give Voice” Postcard Project, LMAKbooks+design, New York, NY

2016               

Wonderland, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

2015               

Wintertime, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin

Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

2014               

The Cloud in the Paper, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Floral Motifs, The Horticultural Society of New York, 1stdibs Gallery, New York, NY

2013               

Honorable Beasts, Elgin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Yard Sale, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

2012               

Bootstrap Festival Exhibition, Clemete Soto Vélez Cultural Center, New York, NY

2011

Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

2010

NYFA Boot Camp Arts Festival Kickoff, New York Foundation for the Arts,
Brooklyn, NY

2008

Aggregate, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

Back to the Garden, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2007

Portraits, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany

Ornamental Instincts, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

What F Word, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

2006

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU: Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

Garden Improvement, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (catalogue)

Process & Promise: Art, Education & Community at the 92nd Street Y, Weill Art
Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY (catalogue)

Threads of Memory, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY

2005

New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg
Holding, AG, Traun, Austria (catalogue)

Kiss Me Long and Hard, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2004

On Site, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Is One Thing Better Than Another??? Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne,
Germany

Maravee, Villa Ottelio-Savorgnan Ariis di Rivignano, (UD), Italy (catalogue)

2003

Explaining Magic, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Dibujo, Museo d’Arte Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Columbia

2002

Bitch School, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY

2000

Fairy Tale, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YMCA, New York, NY

Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Eleventh Annual Faculty Exhibition, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

Group Exhibition, General Electric, Fairfield, CT

1999

Chocolate Kingdom, The Work Space @ Dolgenos, Newman & Cronin, New
York, NY

1997

Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity, Contemporary Art Center of
Virginia, Virginia Beach

Quickening, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Hold It Now, Hit It, Court Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1996

A La Mode, Sauce Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1995

Artists Choose Artists, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Lookin’ Good Feelin’ Good, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

1993

Garment as Metaphor, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL

Derek Eller, Christopher Minot, Kenneth Rosenthal, Rachel Selekman,
and Sebastian Spingler, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1992

The Next Generation: The Impact of Race, Class & Sexuality on Family Life,
Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1990

Sculpture Exhibition, Cb’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY

1989

The Strange Life of Objects, MOMENTA Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA

1988

The 1988 Drawing Competition, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA

1987

Works on Paper, Beaver College, Glenside, PA

47th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

2010  New York Foundation for the Arts Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp

2007–08  Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center Residency

1997–98  The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1993  SAIC Trustee Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
(full-tuition scholarship for graduate study)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Modern Art, Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, New York, NY

Microsoft, Boston, MA

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

General Electric, Fairfield, CT

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

AlixPartners, London and Milan

Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sekler, Ana. “Marching with Time.” My SAIC, March 10, 2017. http://www.saic.edu/news/marketing-...

Ingall, Marjorie. “Finding Bella Abzug.” Tablet, July 15, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/208....

Mathews-Berenson, Margaret, and Sue Scott. Rachel Selekman: Making Connections, New York: Rachel Selekman, 2014.

Barrett Sattell, Jessica. “Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Selekman.” My SAIC, May 2014. http://my.saic.edu/?page=rselekman.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Art + Architecture, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012.

Cobb, Peter, Susan Ball, and Felicity Hogan, eds. The Profitable Artist. New York: Allworth Press, 2011.

Maue, Joetta. “Future Heirlooms: Rachel Selekman.” Mr X Stitch, September 2, 2011. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2011/09/02....

Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.

Wasserman, Nadine. Aggregate. Troy, NY: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 2008.

Kalm, James. “Brooklyn Dispatches: Cool Island and Garden of Chill.” Brooklyn Rail, July 2008.    http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/07....

Pearse, Emma. “Artist Rachel Selekman Cuts the Middleman Out of Flower-Watering.” New York Magazine, June 27, 2008. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/06/artist_rachel_selekman.html.

“Rachel Selekman.” Wrongdistance.com, July 1, 2008. http://wrongdistance.com/index.php?....

McClintic, Miranda. What F Word. New York: Carol Cole Levin, 2008.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Attractive and Accessible, But Is That All There Is?” New York Times, December 23, 2007.

Huang, Wennie. Ornamental Instincts. Bronx, NY: Wave Hill, 2007.

Johnson, Ken. “Two Odes to Nature, Grand and Demure.” New York Times, July 14, 2006.

McGregor, Jennifer. Garden Improvement. Bronx, NY: Wave Hill, 2006.

SOFA New York 2006: The Ninth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art. Chicago: Expressions of Culture, Inc., 2006.

“Wave Hill Presents Garden Improvement.” artdaily.com, June 27, 2006.

Garden Design magazine, September 2006, pp. 6, 18.

Process & Promise: Art, Education & Community at the 92nd Street Y. New York: 92nd Street Y, 2006.

Mathews-Berenson, Margaret. New Art—New York, Reflections on the Human Condition. Traun, Austria: Trierenberg Art, 2006.

———. Trierenberg Art: Kunst im Werk. Traun, Austria: Trierenberg Art, 2006.

———. Threads of Memory. Long Island City, NY: Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, 2005.

Galloway, David. “Rachel Selekman, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne.” ArtNews, September 2005.

Di Blassi, Johanna. “Magical Creations.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, April 7, 2005.

Maine, Stephen. “Dateline Brooklyn.” Artnet.com, April 15, 2005. http://www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/maine/maine4-15-05.asp.

Zannier, Sabrina. Maravee 2004-Clorofilla. Trieste, Italy: Communicarte Edizioni, 2004.

Riker, Janet. Explaining Magic. Brooklyn, NY: The Rotunda Gallery, 2003.

“An Anthology of Accessories.” Fiber Arts, March/April 2002.

Torres, Eddie. “A Variety of Approaches to Feminism and Childhood.” NY Arts Magazine, January 2002. http://nyartsmagazine.com/63/approa....

Strauss, R. B. “New Sculpture transforms common objects.” Avon Grove Sun, August 16–22, 2001.

Sosanski, Edward. “Sculptor Weaves Beauty in Delaware.” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2001.

Shulak, Paula. “Delaware arts center offers variety of exhibits.” Greenville Community News, July 17, 2001.

Strauss, R. B. “July Brings No Slow Down at DCCA.” Art Matters, July 2001.

Mullinax, Gary. “Begin picture-perfect exhibition tour at DCCA.” Sunday News Journal, July 15, 2001.

Bogaert, Pauline Pinard. “Craft Forms exhibition in Wayne toasts original works by 76 artists.” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2000.

Massey, John. “. . . and now for something completely different!!!!” Haws News, no. 1, fall  1999.

Hanzal, Carla. Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity. Virginia Beach: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, 1997.

Zimmer, William. “Sprawling Works, 13 Sculptors.” New York Times, May 4, 1997.

Scratch. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1996.

Schon, Jürgen. “Rachel Selekman in Kaos-Galerie.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, May 18, 1996.

 

EDUCATION          

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

BFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD