Rachel Perry Welty

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Lost in my life (Twist ties), 2009 Pigmented ink print, 60 x 39 in.
Lost in my life (Price tags), 2009 Pigmented ink print, 60 x 39 in.
detail from spam series "Take a Look at Your Future" 2008, aluminum foil
detail (pg 1 of 37) Altered Receipts: Children's Hospital Bill, opaque watercolor
"Rachel is" (Facebook status via iPhone) March 11, 2009. Online performance documented by a 551-photo slideshow
Rachel Perry
Artist's Statement

 Working across media – sculpture, video, performance, drawing, and installation I mix minimal aesthetics with Pop humor and homespun craft to create works that point to the mundane and poetic aspects of our everyday lives. My obsession with mapping the remnants of my daily rituals extends to fruit stickers and bread tags, twist ties and take-out containers, wrong number messages and computer spam.


Rachel Perry Welty is a recent MacDowell Colony Fellow (2009) and finalist for the Foster Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston). Welty has participated in group shows at The Drawing Center (New York), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Solo shows include “You May Already Be A Winner” at Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York), “Same Difference” at Barbara Krakow Gallery (Boston) and “Rachel is” at Gallery Diet (Miami). Welty’s work has been reviewed in national and online publications including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Art on Paper, Sculpture Magazine, Art:21 blog, Huffington Post, and ArtNet News.