Rachel Klinghoffer

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Artwork
Not a chill to the winter but a nip to the air, 2014
'Cause they know Red's satisfies, 2014
My landscape would be empty, 2013
Rachel
Klinghoffer
Artist's Statement

A pile of my own used incidentals––including bras, lingerie, designer shoes, Hanukkah decorations, used paintbrushes, souvenirs, memorabilia, and concrete blocks––that I once used to hold up my paintings has magnetically migrated to the center of my studio. These articles reflect my personal connection to femininity, Judaism, romance, and notions of painting, and have become specimens, icons, and relics that are poked, prodded, stroked, rubbed, then pulled, torn, and broken apart. As an intermediate step, variable elements are stained, glazed, sprayed, painted, or dipped, then at times scraped, sanded, drilled, or cracked open. All surfaces are covered, decorated, and obliterated, with many being re-exposed to varying degrees. Methodically, meditatively, obsessively, carefully, at times carelessly but always vehemently, I make and remake.

Bio/Resume

Education
2012 Rhode Island School of Design, MFA with Honors, Painting
2005 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA in Painting with course work in Visual and Critical Studies
2002 Winter interim, studio project in Prague in conjunction with Akademie Vytvarych Umdni v Praze (Academy of Fine Arts, Prague), Prague, Czech Republic

Selected Exhibitions
2014
NURTUREart’s benefit, The Boiler Room | Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Sunset Illuminated, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013
NURTUREart’s benefit, Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Thirteen Twenty Three Exhibition, curated by Tamara Johnson & Leopold Masterson, A Space, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Temperature, curated by Hilary Doyle & Reid Hitt, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY
Stamina, Work.Detroit, Detroit, MI
RISD MFA PAINTING 2012 …, 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, NY
Show Me Your Glands, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY