Rachel Youens
Medium: Painting and Drawing

Studio Location:
75 3rd Street
Studio # 3

Email: rachelyouens@verizon.net

Artist Bio:
EDUCATION
1993 M. F. A., Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
1980 B. F. A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

GRANTS
2015 PSC CUNY Development Grant, Wrangell, Alaska residency
2008 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
PSC CUNY Development Grant, Funacion Valparaiso residency
2004 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2010 Cornucopia, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 Three Observational Painters: with Bob Franca, Scott Williams, Valentine Gallery, Queens, NY
2013 Paintings by Rachel Youens & Sydney Licht, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, NY
Paintings by Bob Franca, Linda Gottesfeld & Rachel Youens, Valentine Gallery, Queens, NY
2006 Loaves and Fishes, (with Victor Pesce) Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

VISITING ARTIST
2013 Visiting Lecturer, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Conversation with Elizabeth Riggle, Parts is Parts, Gallery 101, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Guest Editor, Painting & Drawing Section, Labletter Magazine
2007 Panelist, What is Painting?, temporary Museum
2005 Panelist, College Art Association Conference, Issues in Painting, Hans Hoffman's Color Field
2001 Speaker, Saint Francis College, Honors Program, Four Contemporary Women Artists, Brooklyn, NY
1997 Visiting Lecturer, The New School of Social Research, NYC

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2007-17 Adjunct Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College, Humanities Department, Queens, NY
2002-17 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Art and Design, The New School, Foundation
Department, NYC


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2016 Mission on Tenth
Portrait of Lori, accompanied by an Essay on Choreography
2012 NY Arts
Interview with Carolanna Parlatto
2007 Now Chelsea
The Working Subject, John Sonsini at Cheim & Read Gallery, NYC, volume I, number 1
2006 The Villager
Material Girl: Hesse retrospective revisits her life and art, Volume 76, Number 7, July 5- 11
Uptown gallery revisits Ninth St. Exhibit, Volume 76, Number 6, June 26- July
2005 offoffoff.com
Richard Baker at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC
Sue Coe at Saint Etienne Gallery, NYC
1999- The Brooklyn Rail, regular contributor to artseen section
2005

Artist Statement:
I make paintings of assorted breads, fruits and vegetables that represent dialogues between nature's variety and cultural invention. This topography of the table functions like a site where the disorderliness of found things spurs me to engage in visual exploration. In this fortunate confusion, I find moments of likeness, difference, comparison, or repetitions of shape and sensual associations.




All images and text copyright Rachel Youens