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Rachael Pease is an internationally exhibited landscape artist and envoy of nature. Rachael's work documents real trees and locations. Her current body of work focuses upon the Ancient Bristlecone Pines of Inyo National Forest, California.  Her ink drawings weave reality with strings of fantasy and past memories.

Rachael was born in Franklin, Indiana and studied both the arts and sciences at Indiana University. She went on to earn her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Art and Design. She has lived and worked coast to coast- NYC to LA. She is currently located at a new studio in the UK.

 

 


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

COLLECTIONS

The Dean Collection, NY

The Resnick Collection, The Wonderful Company, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022    

Within the Static WOW x WOW, online group exhibition
IU Eskenazi School Alumni Exhibition The Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2020    

Habitat California: Flora and Fauna, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
 

2019     

Frontiers (2 person show), Jason  Vass Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Papier 2019, Grand Quay, Port of Montréal, QC
Salon d’ Automne Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC
La Vie est Belle Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC
Art on Paper Pier 36, New York City, NY
Affordable Art Fair Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2018

Affordable Art Fair Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

 

2017   

Art on Paper Peir 36, New York City, NY 

ART NY 2017 Pier 94, New York, NY

 

2016   

Our artists Draw Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

Black and White Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC

Exposition en milieu de travail, Murchison Radnoff, ON

Art on Paper Peir 36, New York City, NY

 

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

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rachael Pease Hi- Fructose Magazine, Vol 60., Harrison Cook, 34-41.  2021

Incredibly Detailed Illustrations of Giant Trees With Unruly Roots My Modern MET, Margherita Cole, January 19, 2020.
https://mymodernmet.com/rachael-pease-drawings/

The Lush Drawings of Rachael Pease Hi- Fructose Andy Smith, Jan 7, 2020. http://hifructose.com/tag/hi-fructose/page/5/    
   
Metamorphosis Beaux-arts des Amériques Catalogue, Adelheid M. Gealt, Director Emerita, Indiana University Art Museum,
Montréal, QC. October 2014.

Certain Densities  George Caleb Bingham Gallery Catalogue, Nathalie Shelly and Matt Ballou,  2013.
               
Chantal L'Heureux, Interview, IN SITU Radio, Montréal, QC. October 28, 2012.

Rachael Pease, Dendritic Horizon Beaux-arts des Amériques Catalogue, Jacqueline Hébert Stoneberger and Barry Gealt,
Montréal, QC. October 2012