RACHELLE SAWATSKY

b. 1983 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Lives and works in Los Angeles and Vancouver

 

 

Education

University of Southern California – Roski School of Fine Arts

            Master of Fine Arts degree program (2013)

University of British Columbia

            Upper level art history courses (2011)

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Visual Arts Major (2005)

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts

Exchange program in Paris, France (2004)

 

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

 

2016

- Reincarnation Clash, solo exhibition with China Art Objects, Los Angeles

- When I am Music Kissing Musician, solo booth with Kunstverein Toronto at the Material Art Fair, Mexico City

 

2014

- Stone Gloves, Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles

- A Club Called Animals, Model Projects, Vancouver

- Over-Mind, Finley Gallery, curated by Sarah Lehrer Graiwer, Los Angeles

- Booth for NADA Miami Beach for Artist Curated Projects, with Sam Gordon

 

2013

- Dienstag Abend, curated by Barbara Rüdiger, Vesch, Vienna, with Catharina Wronn

- Feeling Tones, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

2011

- Mixed Pictures, curated by Jonathan Middleton, Or Gallery, Berlin

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017

- Title TBC, Tate St. Ives, UK, curated by Laura Smith (forthcoming)

- Title TBC, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (forthcoming)

- Significant Otherness, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Santa Ana, CA

 

2016

- Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery

- How To Make a Living Day, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario

- The Fraud that Goes Under the Name of Love, Audain Gallery, curated by Amy Kazymerchyk and cheyanne turions, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

 

2015

- C-C Artists Programme, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives

- A Line in the Sand, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles

- Blind White, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto

- Tribal Tats, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles

 

2014

- Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey, curated by Mina Totino, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

- Cherub, curated by Andrew Berardini and Brian Kennon, 2nd Cannons, Los Angeles

- Where Does It Hurt? curated by Jonah Gray, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

- Flowers in the Hot Tub, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles

- Another Cats Show, 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles

 

2013

- August, with Shannon Ebner and Adam Putnam, curated by Tyler Coburn, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna

- Thought Bungalow, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles

- RBC Canadian Painting Competition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

- The Stand In (Or A Glass of Milk), curated by Alexandra Gaty and Lauren Mackler, Public Fiction, Los Angeles

 

2012

- Invagination/ Write to Life, Night Gallery, Los Angeles

- Superpositions, New Wight Biennial, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles

- Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery, curated by Helga Pakasaar and Reid Shier, Vancouver

 

2011

- Rope of Sand, Soi Fischer, Toronto

- La Conference, site specific project for a conference by the Lacan Salon, Vancouver

 

2010

- All the Rest is Literature, curated by Vincenzo Latronico, with Maria Fusco, Artissima Art Fair, Turin, Italy

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

Berardini, Andrew, “Future Greats.” Art Review, March 2015.

 

Bernardini, Andrew, Review of Reincarnation Clash, Artforum (online), June 2016.

 

Coburn, Tyler, August. Exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition August, with Shannon Ebner and Adam Putnam, curated by Tyler Coburn, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, 2013.

 

Fusco, Maria, “Looking Back: Books”. Frieze. No. 104. London: January 2007.

 

Fusco, Maria, “Report: Contemporary Art Writing and its Environs”. Map Magazine. Online journal, Issue 15: Summer 2008.

 

Hart, Sydney, Review ofWhere Does It Hurt. C Magazine, Issue 124, Winter 2014.

 

Hudson, Suzanne, Review of Stone Gloves. Artforum. March 2015.

 

Oilman, Leah, “Energy and Emotion in Rachelle Sawatsky’s Strong Show at China Art Objects.” Review of Reincarnation Clash. LA Times, June 2016.

 

Peck, Aaron, “Aaron Peck in Vancouver”. Akimblog, June 12, 2012

 

Stadler, Eva Maria and Bettina Leidl and others, Why Painting Now. Exhibition catalogue for Curated By, Vienna, 2013.

 

Szewczyk, Monika, Review of Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey. Artforum July 2014.

 

Turner, Michael, “A Look at Painting as Journey in Vancouver,” Review of Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey. Canadian Art, review posted online April 9, 2014.

 

Various, RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2013, Exhibition catalogue for RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2013.

 

Various, Superpositions, New Wight Biennial, Exhibition catalogue. University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 2012.

 

Various, The Stand In (Or A Glass of Milk), Exhibition catalogue. Public Fiction, Los Angeles, 2015.

 

 

Selected Publications

 

2016

- “Gravity” text published in exhibition catalogue for Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

- “Animal Texts” text published in Muscles, a monograph on Davida Nemeroff, Golden Spike Press

-  “Pennies, Not Dollars, We Are Here to Pay Our Respects” text for The Capilano Review, issue with the Presentation House, Vancouver

- Spoiled Rotten, artist book, in collaboration with Kate Hall. Self published.

- Rats in Rat Hole, artist book, in collaboration with Kate Hall. Self published.

 

2015

- “Flying” text for Laurel Doody gallery, edited by Fiona Connor and Kate Newby, Los Angeles.

 

2014

- “Yellow Snail,” text for The Eyelash and the Monochrome, solo exhibition, Tiziana La Melia, at Mercer Union, Toronto.

- “Waves for Jillian Pritchard,” text published in Unsuitable as an Institution: The Tenacity of Access Art Run Centre, Vancouver, and Haunt, an artist writing publication, University of California, Irvine.

-  Untitled text, Night Papers V, Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

2013

- “Talk to Me,” Night Papers III, Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

- Book review: Dodie Bellamy, the buddhist. C Magazine 115.

 

2012

- “On the Style of Renée Van Halm,” catalogue essay on Renée Van Halm, Burnaby Art Gallery.

 

2011

- “Letter from a Young Woman in Vancouver,” text for Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Conservative shithead, Paris.

“A few days with Robert Arndt’s ‘A Line Meant in Passing’,” essay published in an online magazine, 01 Magazine Fall 2011.

 

2010

- Guest editor of Pyramid Power 8, Fall/Winter 2010. Vancouver. Contributors: Neil Campbell, Michele di Menna, Judith Hopf, Tiziana La Melia, Valentina Liernur, Trevor Mahovsky, Eileen Myles, Ruairiadh O'Connell, Isabelle Pauwels, Molly Sigalet, Peter Schuyff, Michael Turner and Jess Wiesner.

- Exhibition review: “Geoffrey Farmer,” Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Art Papers May/June 2010.

- Exhibition review: “Walk In/Here You Are,” Vancouver Public Library Public Art Commission.  C Magazine 106.

 

2009

- “In Defense of Things,” The Happy Hypocrite Issue 4, Book Works, London, ed. Maria Fusco. 

- Exhibition review: “The Making of Art,” Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main. Art Papers Vol. 33 No. 5.

- Exhibition review: “Making Real,” Mat Bushell, Guido Molinari, Monique Mouton, and Richard Tuttle, Or Gallery, Vancouver. C magazine 101.

- Exhibition review: “Back in 5: Accessing the Back Story,” Corin Sworn, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver. C magazine 100.

 

2008

- The Vital Center, Edited artist book coinciding with the exhibition “The Lecture,” Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, 2008. Contributors: Candice Hopkins, Cheryl Meszaros, Kathleen Ritter, Michael Turner, and Holly Ward.

- “On the Other Side of the Couch,” interview. C magazine 97.

 

2007

- Pop Philosophy, edited artist book coinciding with the exhibition “Pop Philosophy,” Access Gallery, Vancouver.

-"The Margins of Dissent," essay in Art of the Weak: Marginalia, Writers and Reader. Ed. Melanie O’Brian, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, 2007.

 

2006

“Gloom, Doom & Boom,” interview with Neil Campbell, Access Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver.  Exhibition pamphlet coincided with Gloom, Boom & Boom, Christian Kliegel, Access Artist-Run Centre, 1 April – 6 May 2006.

 

 

Residencies

Banff Centre for the Arts, 2010

 

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalist (2013)

University of Southern California, Teaching Assistant Fellowship (2011, 2012, 2013)

BC Arts Council Senior Scholarship (2012)

Canada Council Travel Grant (2010)

Helen Pitt Award (2005)

BC Arts Council Senior Scholarship (2003)