I am moved by the word “inspire”: to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration; to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence; the drawing in of breath. Through my current paintings, I am exploring breath and air — the space between, prana, life-force, the essence that sustains and connects us — while staying rooted to earth. The challenge is to visually capture something we can’t see, but feel, to express that duality of expansion and contraction, the feeling of being aloft yet grounded.
Rachelle Krieger's work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and abroad. She has had several one-person shows, including those at Susan Eley Fine Art in NYC, the Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery in San Francisco, the Karen Mitchell Frank Gallery in Dallas, and the Federal Building in NYC.
She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1989, and has studied at the Art Students League and New York Studio School in Manhattan. Her paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections. Krieger currently serves on the Art Advisory Council for the Port Washington Public Library Gallery, and her work will be featured in The Heckscher Museum of Art's inaugural Long Island Biennial, to be held from July 31 through September 26.