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EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2019

Bachelor of Arts, College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara. 2002

 

SELECT SOLO +TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

At Home with the Dead, with Carolyn Hazel Drake, Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR. 2023

Choices Made by Ghosts Reflect My Sensibilities as Well, Terrain, Spokane, WA. 2023

Across an Impossible Distance, with Penny Cagney, Eric Fischl Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. 2023

Told and Untold, with Heather Lee Birdsong, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR. 2022

Parting Gifts, with Penny Cagney, Clovis Community College, Fresno, CA. 2022

Haunt, Stone House Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC. 2021

Home/Body, with Ruth Ross, Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College, Orlando, FL. 2021

Artifacts of Affection, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2020 

Parlor Room, 26Twenty Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO. 2020

In Your Absence, with Gary Zur, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2018   

Chimeras & Underdogs, Gallery 114 Portland, OR. 2017

Hydrophilic, Black Pine, Woodland, CA. 2016

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

No Bummer Summer Sampler, Museum of Museums, Seattle, WA, 2023

Thresholds, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA. 2023

Home Works, CHART, New York, NY. 2023

The Women's Room, Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR. 2023

Homemaker, Archer Gallery at Clark College, Vancouver, WA. 2023

It's Complicated, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR. 2023

Thresholds in Parameters of What it is to Be..., Phebe Conley Gallery at California State University, Fresno, CA. 2023

Painting at Night, Collar Works, Troy, NY. 2022

Through Mossy Ways, I Like Your Work, Online. 2022

Here Together, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR. 2022

Blind Date, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR. 2022

A Provocation, after/time, Portland, OR. 2022

Porous Modes, Field Projects, New York, NY.  Online. 2021

In Painting Thinking is Painting, Erickson Gallery, Portland, OR.  2021

Artworks Northwest Biennial, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR. 2021

Ordinary Lives, ACSEMO Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO. 2021

Residual Dwelling, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, TN. 2021

What's Different?,  SOIL, Seattle, WA. 2021

True Home, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2021

Domestic Landscapes, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR. 2020 

Bull in a China Shop, Tchotchke Gallery, New York, NY. Online. 2020

Love Politik, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR. 2020

Tactile Connections, Ghost Art Project, Omaha, NE. Online. 2020

Everything is Different Now, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN. 2020

Either Volume 1, In Passing, New York, NY, Online. 2020

Touch, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Online. 2020

Night Garden, Young Space, Online. 2019

All Together, One Grand Gallery, Portland, OR. 2019  

Kintsugi, Pop up Show, Chicago, IL. 2017

PSA, Ford Gallery, Portland, OR. 2017

Anything Goes, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2017

Gala Art Auction 2016, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. 2016

PUBLICATIONS:

Create! Magazine Issue 41, 2024

Studio Visit Magazine Volume 51, 2023

Friend of The Artist Volume 15, 2022

New American Paintings, MFA Annual, Issue #159, 2022

New American Paintings, Pacific Coast, Issue #151, 2020

Stay Home, by Stay Home Gallery and Residency, TN. 2020

Under The Bridge Painting Issue, 2020

 

PRESS:

Review, Guest post: Oregon picks from Amelia Rina, Variable West, by Amelia Rina, June 29, 2023 link

MUST SEE, ARTFORUM,  April 2023. link

Interview, The Hopper Prize Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art, October 18 2022 link

Interview, “Virtual Studio Visit: Rachael Zur” Outback Projects, November 5, 2021 link

Review, Close Look Residual Dwelling at Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, Burnaway Magazine, May 2, 2021 link

Review, "Domestic Landscapes: Exploring the Residue of Lives Lived," by David Bates with Oregon Arts Watch, January 4, 2021 link

Review, Rachael Zur "Artifacts of Affection," by Ashley Gifford, Art and About Blog, Portland, OR. August 19th. 2020 link

Review, The Semi-Finalist is: Rachael Zur, by David Schell, The Semi-Finalist Blog, Portland, OR. August 25, 2020 link

Featured Artist, Young Space, yngspc.com, May 7, 2020 link

Interview, Rachael Zur-painter, by Cynthia Mosser, ArtChat Northwest, Podcast, Portland, OR. November 24, 2017 link

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS:

Hopper Prize Finalist, Spring 2023

Hopper Prize Finalist, Spring 2022

Ox-Bow Loretta Grellner Scholarship. 2018

School of thee Art Institute of Chicago, Enrichment Grant. 2017

SELECT ARTIST TALKS & PRESENTATIONS:

Guest Artist Lecture, Portland State University, Portland, OR. November 1, 2023

Artist Talk, Archer Gallery Artist Talks, with Rachael Zur, in conjunction with Homemaker ExhibitionArcher Gallery at Clark College, Vancouver, WA. February 22, 2023 link

Artist Talk, Conversation: Told and Untold, with Rachael Zur, Heather  Lee Birdsong, and Prudence Roberts link

Artist Talk, Artist Talk with Rachael Zur and Penny Cagney, in conjunction with Parting Gifts Exhibition, Clovis Community College, Fresno, CA. Via Zoom, March 16, 2022

Virtual Studio Tour, in conjunction with Home/Body Exhibition, Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College, Orlando, FL. Via Zoom, July 6, 2021

Artist Talk, In Conversation with Rachael Zur, Laura Drey and Raquel Mullins, in conjunction with Residual Dwelling Exhibition, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, TN.  Via Zoom.  April 25, 2021

Artist Talk, Weekly Happy Hour, in conjunction with Bull in a China Shop Exhibition, Tchotchke Gallery, New York, NY.  Via Zoom.  December 2, 2020

Moderator, Neck of the Woods, Artist Talk, Gallery 114, Portland OR. November 1, 2019

Moderator, Beauty in Contemporary Art, Panel Discussion, Gallery 114, Portland OR. April 13, 2019

Artist Talk, Artist Talk with Rachael Zur and Mark Andres, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. November 17, 2018

Presentation, Artist Talk for Kids, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. December 17th, 2017

Artist Talk, Artist Talk with Rachael Zur and John Cline, Gallery 114, Portland OR. December 9, 2017   

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS:

Between Spaces, Co-curated with Raquel Mullins, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga TN. & Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR. 2023

Atlas, Co-curated with Marcelo Fontana and Jason Triefenbach, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR. 2021

Prepared Space, Group Show, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2020

Beauty Untethered, Group Show. Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2019

EXPERIENCE:

Member of Carnation Contemporary, Artist Collective in Portland, OR. 2022-present

Program Mentor, Low Residency MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2020, 2022, 2023

Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Gallery 114, Portland 2020-2021

Member of WAVE Artist Collective, Portland, OR. 2020-2023

Secretary of the Board of Directors, Gallery 114, Portland, OR. 2018-2020

Facilitator, Film Club for Low Residency MFA SAIC, Chicago, IL. 2018-2019

Facilitator, Beauty and Sublime Book Club, for Low Residency MFA SAIC, Chicago, IL. 2017-2018

Member of Gallery 114, Artist Collective in Portland, OR. 2016-2021

RESIDENCIES:

Arts Week, Sou'Wester Arts, Seaview, WA. 2023

Stay Home Gallery and Residency, Paris, TN.  2021

Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI. 2018 

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