Brooklyn based Artist Rachel Rickert paints instability within her intimate world. Rickert considers the disengagement in everyday routines within the emotional attachment to these domestic rituals. Her vibrating yet representational works play between full disclosure of the figurative presence and a shrouding of the human in exchange for an implied presence. A constant search dominates the spectator and artist, finding solidity, then losing it again—playing between seeing the image and seeing the paint.
Rachel Rickert (b. 1990) received her MFA from the New York Studio School in 2015, and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. Recently she received the Mercedes Matter/ Ambassador Middendorf Award at the “2017 Alumni Invitational” New York Studio School, selected by Irving Sandler, Robert Storr, and Walter Robinson. In 2017 she also received the James O'Brian Award for her work in the “60th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: 60 Works Celebrating 60 Years.” Rickert has had two solo shows with E.Tay Gallery, NYC, in June 2016 and September of 2017.