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Rachel Moseley

Rachel Moseley is a representational figurative artist from California.  She received her MFA from the Academy of Art in 2010 and her BFA from Chico State in 2007.  After completing her MFA, Rachel began working as a freelance illustrator, focusing on developing her oil painting skills in her free time, and eventually transitioning into Fine Art and shifting her focus from client based projects to personal work.  She has exhibited her paintings across the United States and abroad, and has been teaching and building curriculum for the Academy of Art since 2011.  Rachel currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband and splits her time between Nevada and California.

“The goal of my work is to capture my subject at a reflective moment of insight when intimate conversation allows for an uncorking of long held and often unexamined experiences.  Rather than posing a model while I photograph reference for my paintings, I engage my sitters in conversation, sometimes lasting hours, and shoot candidly. Through this process I hope to capture the moments of truth that happen through story telling, by being a compassionate listener and giving my subjects the opportunity to examine an experience at arm’s length and in the light of day.

I believe that involving myself intimately with my subjects makes me a more thoughtful painter and connects me very personally to each painting.  I feel a great sense of responsibility to render the emotions of my subjects accurately and honestly.   I strive for each piece to give the viewer the sense of sitting across from someone during an intimate conversation.”

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Education

2010 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA MFA in Traditional Illustration
2007 CSU Chico, Chico CA BFA in Printmaking, minor in Women’s Studies

Selected Exhibitions

2017 The Girl Next Door, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2017 Market Art + Design/RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2016 The Princess and the Provocateur, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2015 ModPortrait, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
2014 Richard J Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2013 Northern California Arts: Bold Expressions 2013, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
2013 Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Tarot: Art of Fortune, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Geek Girl, Ltd. Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Notorious, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Annual Spring Show, 1849 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA
2011 Fashion Unraveled, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
2011 Warhol Re Imagined: The New Factory, Project 1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Inner and Outer Landscape: Contemporary Self Portraiture & Representation, The A. D. Gallery, Pembroke NC
2011 {Two}, Gallery 454, San Francisco, CA
2010 Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco CA
2010 17th Annual Small Matters of Great Importance, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack NY
2010 Painting Only, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA
2010 Salon Des Refuses, Gallery 625, San Francisco CA
2010 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Gallery 688, San Francisco, CA
2007 Janet Turner Print Museum, Juried Show Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico CA

Selected Publications

2015 Manifest Gallery’s International Painting Annual 5
2015 491 Magazine #10
2014 Creative Quarterly “100 Best Annual”
2013 Creative Quarterly 32

Awards

2015 TRAC2015 Online Competition 2, 2nd Place
2007 Janet Turner Purchase Prize

List of Commissions and Clients upon request

Related Experience

2011-Present Faculty, Foundations and Fine Art Department Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2011-12 Artist in Residence, Cybernet Entertainment, San Francisco, CA

Special project

Lead Interior theme designer for The Armory Club

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Labyrinth

28.75" x 22.75" / 73 x 57.8cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol board

Flame – Limited Edition Signed Print

10 x 10 in, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

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Fetch – Limited Edition Signed Print

10 x 10 in, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

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Vlinder

7.87" x 7.87" / 20 x 20cm
Acrylic on Wood

Veerle

11.8" x 9.05" / 30 x 23cm
Acrylic on Wood

Me and My Vulture

28" x 31" / 71.1 x 78.7cm
Oil on Board

Tram Terminal

14" x 10.5" / 35.6 x 26.7cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Bus Terminal

12" x 14" / 30.5 x 35.6cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Staring Contest

16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
Oil on Aluminum

Rollie

23.5" x 33" / 59.7 x 83.8cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Rose

20" x 16.1" / 50.8 x 40.9cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Top O’ The Heap

40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil on Canvas

Liquid Gold

28" x 36" / 71.1 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Tectonic Shift, Study

30" x 40" / 76.2 x 101.6cm
Oil on Linen

The March of Time

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Amber Glow

28" x 36" / 71.1 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Family Reunion

55.25" x 66.25" / 140.3 x 168.3cm
Oil on Canvas

Anna

13.75" x 11" / 34.9 x 27.9cm
Acrylic on Wood

The Gardener’s Daughter

44.5" x 30" / 113 x 76.2cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Gust – Limited Edition Hand Signed Print

18.75 x 14.75 in, 47.6 x 37.5 cm

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On That Hill

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Night Watch

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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High Tide

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Gust

18" x 14" / 45.7 x 35.6cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Flame

10" x 10" / 25.4 x 25.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

SOLD

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