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.


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



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


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

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


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


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


Art Fair Tokyo Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Group Show Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC


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


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


Small Things Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

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


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


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


BFA Thesis Exhibition, SoFA Gallery Bloomington, IN


Exposure, Indianapolis, IN


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



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


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

Charles Lanham Fellowship for study in Europe


Summers Scholarship for Painting, Indiana University Honors College

The Harry Engel Scholarship in Painting and Drawing, Indiana University


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


Pygmalion’s Award in Painting, Pygmalion



Department of Fine Arts Grant, University of Pennsylvania


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


Vermont Studio Center Grant for Residency in Johnson, VT

Honors College Creative Activities Grant, Indiana University


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


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