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Born in Oregon in 1988, Rachel Chaldu is a painter and curator. Chaldu received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2016 and her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Southern Oregon University in 2014. She recently attended the Vermont Studio Center in September of 2018. In the summer of 2018 she exhibited in the group show Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself and the group show House Broke. Her work attempts to reclaim the landscape of her childhood growing up in the American West.

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Brooklyn, New York | rachelchaldu@gmail.com | rachelchaldu.com

b. 1988, Grants Pass, Oregon

 

EDUCATION:

 

2016     MFA, Painting and Drawing, Pratt Institute

2014     BFA, Painting and Drawing, Southern Oregon University

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS:

2018     Vermont Studio Center

2018     VSC Merit Grant

 

EXHIBITION RECORD: (*solo exhibitions marked by asterisk)

2018    B4Sex Benefit Exhibition, Brooklyn NY

2018    Access Art 2018, Brooklyn Arts Council, Usagi, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, Cigar Factory, LIC, NY

2018    House Broke, 17 Frost Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2018    20th Annual Postcards from the Edge, Gallery 524, Chelsea New York, 2018

2017    Small Works 2017, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2017    Baby Malcolm Pop-Up Show, Brooklyn, New York

2017    Benefit Art Show for Niños de Guatemala, PRIMARY New York

2016    Standing Rock Benefit Exhibition, Rogue Space Chelsea 508 W 26th St, NY

2016    When the Ceiling Reveals no Cracks, MFA Thesis solo show, Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY *

2016    Through the Window Glass, Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016    On Repeat, MFA group exhibition, Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016    Little Red School House Benefit Exhibition, New York, NY

2015    All At Once, MFA group exhibition, Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Collaborative project with Allison Yano, Pratt Institute FA Office, Brooklyn, NY

2014    Drawn Together, Pratt Institute, group show, Brooklyn, NY.

2014    Harmony and Disharmony, Solo BFA Thesis show, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR*

2014    New Series, Ashland Painter’s Union, Ashland, OR*

 

VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURES

2018    Artist talk, Pratt Institute, Color Theory class

2017    Artist talk, Pratt Institute, Color Theory class

2017    Visiting Artist Lecture and studio critic visits, Southern Oregon University

CURATION:

2019     Separation Anxiety, Third Room Projects, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming)

2017     PRIMARY Benefit Art Show for Niños de Guatemala, PRIMARY, New York, NY

2015     All At Once, Pratt MFA group show, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015     Collective Ground, Southern Oregon University CVA Gallery, Ashland OR

2014     Repetition, Group Show, SOU Open Studios Gallery, Ashland OR

2013     Black and White, Group Show, SOU Open Studios Gallery, Ashland OR

2013     Paper Trail, Group Show, SOU Open Studios Gallery, Ashland OR

2013     Jose Rivera and Scot Gotcher, SOU Open Studios Gallery, Ashland OR