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Rachel B Ostrow
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Crown Heights

Media:Painting;


ARTIST STATEMENT: My paintings use movement and light to explore space and form. They skirt the line between abstraction and representation. They are ambiguous, yet feel recognizable, familiar or iconic. By hinting at the identifiable yet remaining elusive, they use abstraction to be suggestive and to engage the viewer's imagination. I paint with a squeegee and unearth images by removing layers of paint to expose what is beneath. The final form is often revealed through one single gesture. This process is physical, improvisational and playful. I erase entire paintings frequently and chance plays a large part in each piece. Pushing around layers of transparent colors, I collaborate with the natural properties of the paint to create spaces, forms and moments of light that could have never been planned.
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ARTIST RESUME:


EDUCATION
Hunter College, Manhattan, NY (2004 - 2008)
MFA, 2008
Recipient of Tom Woods Award
Maryland Institute College of Art, Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France (2001- 2002)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2002
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (1995-1999)
Bachelor of Arts, Departmental Honors, May 1999


EXHIBITIONS
John Davis Gallery, Rachel Ostrow, Nothing but love songs, Hudson, NY (2015)
Planthouse, Fold, Anders Bergstrom, Martha Lewis, Matt Magee, and Rachel Ostrow, Manhattan, NY (2015)
Trash4Gold, Spring/Break art show, Manhattan, NY (2015)
Deborah Berke Partners, Banana Coin Trick, Beka Goedde and Rachel Ostrow, Manhattan, NY (2015)
International Print Center New York, Somewheres & Nowheres, New Prints 2014/Autumn, Manhattan, NY (2014)
Fisher Gallery at Horace Mann, Pulling the Devil's Tail, Manhattan, NY (2014)
Bushwick Cooperative, Lunch, Brooklyn, NY (2014)
Gowanus Studio Space, Discrete Geometry, Brooklyn, NY (2014)
Rhombus Space, A-Side/B-Side, Brooklyn, NY (2013)
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Tryst & Shout, Great Barrington, MA (2013)
Gridspace, Shangri-la, Selena Kimball and Rachel Ostrow, Brooklyn, NY (2013) Helper Gallery, #Catcamp, Brooklyn, NY (2013)
Old School, Spring/Break art show, Manhattan, NY (2013)
92Y Tribeca, MicaPairs, Manhattan, NY (2013)
Joshua Tree Highlands Art Gallery, Ger Ger, Laura Franz and Rachel Ostrow, Joshua Tree, CA (2012)
80WSE Gallery, Papertails, Manhattan, NY (2011)
Saffron, Rachel Ostrow, Fancy, Brooklyn, NY (2011)
International Print Center New York, New Prints 2011/Summer, Manhattan, NY (2011)
Gowanus Studio Space, Deep/Shallow, Brooklyn, NY (2011)
International Print Center New York, Artists Collect, Manhattan, NY (2011)
Liloveve Gallery, Honey, Brooklyn, NY (2011)
Gowanus Studio Space, Hot Harvest, Brooklyn, NY (2010)
Saffron, Twelve and Under, Brooklyn, NY (2010)
Rabbithole Studio, Fall 2010 Emerging Artists Show, Brooklyn, NY (2010)
Gowanus Studio Space, The Exquisite Corpse Project, Brooklyn, NY (2009)
Todojunto Gallery, Rachel Ostrow, New Works, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
Hunter College Times Square Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibiton, Manhattan, NY (2008),
Hunter College Times Square Gallery MA curated MFA show, Manhattan, NY (2007)
International Print Center New York, New Prints 2000-2006, Manhattan, NY (2006)
International Print Center New York, New Prints 2005/Spring: Selected by Kiki Smith, Manhattan, NY (2005)
The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY (December 2002)
The Plant, Buffalo, NY (July-August 2002)
Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France (2001, 2002)
Ezra and Cecil Zilkah Gallery, Senior Thesis, Middletown, CT (May 1999)
 








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