RACHAEL PEASE (Born Franklin, Indiana 1980)

Rachael Pease is an internationally exhibited artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.  She  began her studies at Purdue University in chemistry, went on to be granted an undergraduate degree in fine art with a minor in biology at Indiana University before going on to earn her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Art and Design.  She has been the recipient of many awards, scholarships and grants including I.U.’s International Experience Grant to study in Italy, the Harry Engel Scholarship in Painting and Drawing, the Charles Lanham Fellowship, the Vermont Studio Center Grant and the Lawrence Shprintz Award for Excellence in Art.


EDUCATION

2006 MFA Painting University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA

2004 BFA Studio Art/ Biology Minor Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2002 Indiana’s Florence Program, Italy

1999 Chemistry Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015

Solo Exhibition, Metamorphosis Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

Exposition en milieu de travail Longbow Advantage, Montréal, QC

Affordable Art Fair Beaux-arts des Amériques, The Metropolitan, New York, NY

2014

The Garden of Earthly Delights The Cool School, Los Angeles, CA

LOVE ART Direct Energy Center, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Toronto, ON

2013

Certain Densities George Caleb Bringham Gallery, Columbia, MO

PAPIER 2013 Association des galeries d'art contemporain, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

Affordable Art Fair Beaux-arts des Amériques, The Metropolitan, New York, NY

2012

Solo exhibition, Dendritic Horizon Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

2011

Art Fair Tokyo Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Group Show Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

2010

I Forgot My Mantra Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn NY

Plus Contemporary Art Fair Noda Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

Exposition d'hiver Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

Asia Top Gallery Art Fair Noda Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

Art Toronto (TIAF) Toronto, Ontario

2009

At First Glance Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

2008

Small Things Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

Coming to Terms with Life Beaux-arts des Ameriques, Montréal, QC

2006

PENN MFA Thesis Exhibition Icebox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Show Me Where the Devil Bit You Tower Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Folio Burrison Gallery, The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

2005

Jean Genet, Our Lady of the Flowers Sculpture Show Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Femme Aesthetics: Fierce and Gentle Synchronicity Gallery, Evansville, IN

Fox Family Juried Show Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

RAW Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004

BFA Thesis Exhibition, SoFA Gallery Bloomington, IN

2003

Exposure, Indianapolis, IN

2002

Art in the Theatre; Exhibition II, Franklin College, Franklin, IN

AWARDS AND HONORS

2006

Lawrence Shprintz MFA Award for Excellence in Art, University of Pennsylvania

2005

Glaubinger-Gealt Fellowship for travel and study of the arts in Italy, Great Britain, and France

Charles Lanham Fellowship for study in Europe

2003

Summers Scholarship for Painting, Indiana University Honors College

The Harry Engel Scholarship in Painting and Drawing, Indiana University

2002

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Gamma Chapter

The Harry Engel Scholarship in Painting and Drawing Indiana University, two-time recipient

Art in the Theater Oil Media Award, Franklin College

2001

Pygmalion’s Award in Painting, Pygmalion

GRANTS

2006

Department of Fine Arts Grant, University of Pennsylvania

2004

Undergraduate Teaching Internship Grant, Indiana University: given to support teaching in France

2003

Vermont Studio Center Grant for Residency in Johnson, VT

Honors College Creative Activities Grant, Indiana University

2002

International Experience Grant, Indiana University Honors College: given for travel in Italy

BIBLIOGRAPY

Nathalie Shelly and Matt Ballou, Catalogue, "Certain Densities"
the George Caleb Bingham Gallery of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Chantal L'Heureux, Interview, IN SITU Radio, Montréal, QC. October 28, 2012.

Jacqueline Herbert Stoneberger and Barry Gealt, Catalouge, “Rachael Pease, Dendritic Horizion,”
Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC. October 2012

Azumi Hasegawa, “How to get a dream job.” C. P.G.C. Magazine, Japan, Aug. 2011, vol. 1, p.30

Heather Black, “Artist Rachael Pease and the McClure’s World Fair 2038,” Westmount Independent
Westmount, QC. Aug. 19-20, 2008. p.18

Featured on front and back cover of Indiana University Research and Creative Activities Magazine, Spring 2004, vol.XXVI, no2



All images, Copyright 2015 © Rachael Pease