Rachel is an artist from Montréal who is currently installed in the heart of Acadia. She’s a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she majored in fine art studio, art theory and criticism yet was always seduced by the simplicity of a pencil. Her degree was partnered with a lengthy Kafkaesque off-campus gallery internship. She was twice awarded the Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship and a handful of other awards she now can’t remember because clearly she never got much sleep back then.

Raised by artists amongst artists and writers, her early experience with the administration of cultural organisms no doubt contributed to her adversarial relationship with established art world practices. Today, she prefers to remain independent. The surreal nature of her flora-rich drawings reflect the charm of her surroundings as well as the almost infuriating level of personal freedom which she now enjoys.

Date: February 26, 2013