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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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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 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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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 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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Cheers, 2009 Gold Ink and Collage on Paper 35 ½ X 35 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Cheers (detail), 2009 Gold Ink and Collage on Paper 35 ½ X 35 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Floral Spray, 2008 Collage on Paper 23 11/16 X 60 7/8 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Floral Spray (detail), 2008 Collage on Paper 23 11/16 X 60 7/8 Inches © 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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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
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Glass Blossoms, 2005 Origami and Rag Paper Glued Together With Glass Flowers, Thread, and Beads Paper 31 ½ X 22 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Glass Blossoms (detail), 2005 Origami and Rag Paper Glued Together With Glass Flowers, Thread, and Beads Paper 31 ½ X 22 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Still Missing, 2006 Sew-ons, Thread, and Pencil on Paper 10¾ X 9 Inches © Rachel Selekman
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Jewelled Greens, 2003 Thread and Glass Beads on Paper 11½ X 9 Inches © The Museum of Modern Art, Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection
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Mouth Wide Open , 2009 Watering Can, Fabric, Thread Interfacing, Glue, Steel, Hardware 29 X 29 3/4 X 30 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Lesley Heller Workspace
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
Tags
mixed-media, installation, surrealism, figurative, sculpture
Statement

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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)