Reviving the bold colors and neat precision of the Hard Edge painters of the twentieth century, American artist Rachel Hellmann centers her artistic practice in neat geometries and clean line.
She transcends those who came before her in her push to break down the expectations of the compositional plane by allowing each work to assume amorphous and asymmetric forms. This inconsistency, when juxtaposed against the consistency of the colors she incorporates, creates a powerful play that enlivens her work.
Hellmann earned her BFA from the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 1999 and subsequently went on to complete her MFA at Boston University in 2005. She has been awards numerous grants and awards, including a Platte Clove Artist Residency (2011) and an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission (2016). She has taught at a variety of institutions over the past decade and has also been actively exhibiting her work in a variety of locales. Recent solos showcases include “Chromatic Boundaries” at the 2nd Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia (2012); “State of Play” at the Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York (2016); and “Boats on the Ceiling” at the Swope Art Museum Terre Haute, Indiana (2018).
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