United States of America
Rachel Singel is an associate professor at the University of Louisville. Raised on a small farm, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2013. Rachel has participated in residencies in Italy, Spain, New Zealand and the United States. USA. She has studied non-toxic etching and took the opportunity to do a residency at ‘ace to continue her research. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and represented in private and public collections and museums.
Paper is both elemental stuff of civilization and an endangered species in digital culture. I propose that paper made from weeds, invasive plants, and recycled materials may be a solution to many ecological and economical problems that face our world today. Along with being a sustainable practice, using fiber that is sourced locally can also contribute to artwork conceptually by creating a connection between subject and place. My work focuses on making sheets of paper on which I print images of native plants to hopefully teach and inspire others to carry on these activities.
1987 | Charlottesville, USA
Lives and works in Louisville, USA
2013 | Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, USA
2010-2012 | Master of Arts, University of Iowa, USA
2009 | Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, USA
2022 | Sister City Prints: An Intercontinental Collaborative Project, Praxis Artspace, Adalaide, Australia
2021 | III International Mini Print, Cervantes Institute, Bordeaux, France
2021 | 1st Hommage à trois’ Graphic Art Contest, Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2020 | 8th International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 | 7th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China
2021 | Together Apart (online program), Proyecto´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Wharepuke Print Studio, Kerikeri, New Zealand
2018 | Grafisk Experimentarium, Capileira, Spain
2018 | Art Print Residence, Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain
2015-17 | Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2021 | Puffin Foundation Grant, Puffin Foundation Ltd., Teaneck, USA
2020 | Pollination Project Grant, The Pollination Project: Micro Grants for Social Change, Berkeley, USA
2018 | Burning Man Global Arts Grant, Black Rock Arts Foundation, San Francisco, USA
2017-19 | Artist Professional Development Grant, Great Meadows Foundation, Louisville, USA
2015, 2018-19 | EVPRI Intramural Research Incentive Grant, University of Louisville, USA
Porteña Plants by Rachel Singel is the result of four weeks Exploration Residency among the ´acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program.
The artist based this exhibition both on her sustainable practice and on the sustainable and natural resources offered by Buenos Aires city. Exploring the printing of images of plants native from that place, in this context the name Plantas Porteñas (Buenos Aires Plants) was born. We can appreciate the central artist´s concept based on creating an increasingly conscious connection in relation to how we inhabit our world, in the connection between sustainability and space.
6th June, 19hs 7pm at the Dialogue Space.