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Solo Exhibitions

Rachel Selekman: Shield, Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY
Rachel Selekman: Making Connections, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
Spray: New Sculpture, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
Fresh, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Rachel Selekman: New Work, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Rachel Selekman: Sculpture, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Rachel Selekman: New Sculpture, E. A. Draper Showcase Gallery, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington
Alterations: New Work from New York, KAOS-Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Weight, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

Day-Dreaming: Sarah Nicole Phillips, Rachel Selekman, and Amy Williams, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
Rock Paper Scissors, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
“Give Voice” Postcard Project, LMAKbooks+design, New York, NY
Wonderland, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY
Wintertime, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin
Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
The Cloud in the Paper, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Floral Motifs, The Horticultural Society of New York, 1stdibs Gallery, New York, NY
Honorable Beasts, Elgin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Yard Sale, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
Bootstrap Arts Festival Exhibition, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY
Twenty: 20 Years Aurel Scheibler, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany
Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
NYFA Boot Camp Arts Festival Kickoff, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Aggregate, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Back to the Garden, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Portraits, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany
Ornamental Instincts, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
What F Word, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU: Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Garden Improvement, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (catalogue)
Process & Promise: Art, Education & Community at the 92nd Street Y, Weill Art Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY (catalogue)
Threads of Memory, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY
New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding, AG, Traun, Austria (catalogue)
Kiss Me Long and Hard, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
On Site, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Is One Thing Better Than Another??? Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Maravee, Villa Ottelio-Savorgnan Ariis di Rivignano, (UD), Italy (catalogue)
Explaining Magic, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Solo Dibujo, Museo d’Arte Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Columbia
Bitch School, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
Fairy Tale, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YMCA, New York, NY
Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Eleventh Annual Faculty Exhibition, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, General Electric, Fairfield, CT
Chocolate Kingdom, The Work Space @ Dolgenos, Newman & Cronin, New York, NY
Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach
Quickening, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Hold It Now, Hit It, Court Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
A La Mode, Sauce Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artists Choose Artists, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Lookin’ Good Feelin’ Good, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Garment as Metaphor, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
Derek Eller, Christopher Minot, Kenneth Rosenthal, Rachel Selekman, and Sebastian Spingler, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
The Next Generation: The Impact of Race, Class & Sexuality on Family Life, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Sculpture Exhibition, Cb’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY
The Strange Life of Objects, MOMENTA Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA
The 1988 Drawing Competition, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA
Works on Paper, Beaver College, Glenside, PA
47th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Grants, Awards and Residencies

New York Foundation for the Arts Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center Residency
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
SAIC Trustee Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (full-tuition scholarship for graduate study)

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, New York, NY

AlixPartners, London and Milan

General Electric, Fairfield, CT

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

U.S. State Department, Washington, DC

Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville

Selected Bibliography

Gomelsky, Victoria. “From Estate Jewelry to Innovative Art, the Philadelphia Show Puts a Treasure Trove of Collectibles on Display,” Robb Report, April 29, 2022.

Ingall, Marjorie. “Finding Bella Abzug in Art.” Tablet, July 15, 2016.

Salisbury, Greg. “Rachel Selekman’s New Exhibition is ‘Making Connections’ to Local Art-Lovers.” The Jewish Exponent, Oct 3, 2014.

Mathews-Berenson, Margaret, and Sue Scott. Rachel Selekman: Making Connections, New York: Rachel Selekman, 2014.

Barrett Sattell, Jessica. “Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Selekman.” My SAIC, May 2014.

Park, Sol. “Change of art.” The Brooklyn Paper, September 7, 2013.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Art + Architecture, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012.

Cobb, Peter, Susan Ball, and Felicity Hogan, eds. The Profitable Artist. New York: Allworth Press, 2011.

Maue, Joetta. “Future Heirlooms-Rachel Selekman.” Mr X Stitch, September 2, 2011.

Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.

Wasserman, Nadine. Aggregate. Troy, NY: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 2008.

Kalm, James. “Brooklyn Dispatches: Cool Island and Garden of Chill.” Brooklyn Rail, July 2008.

Pearse, Emma. “Artist Rachel Selekman Cuts the Middleman Out of Flower-Watering.” New York Magazine, June 27, 2008.

Rachel Selekman.”, July 1, 2008.

McClintic, Miranda. What F Word. New York: Carol Cole Levin, 2008.

Genocchio, Benjamin “Attractive and Accessible, But Is That All There Is?” New York Times, December 23, 2007.

Huang, Wennie. Ornamental Instincts. Bronx, NY: Wave Hill, 2007.

Johnson, Ken “Two Odes to Nature, Grand and Demure.” New York Times, July 14, 2006.

McGregor, Jennifer. Garden Improvement. Bronx, NY: Wave Hill, 2006.

SOFA New York 2006: The Ninth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art. Chicago: Expressions of Culture, Inc., 2006.

“Wave Hill Presents Garden Improvement.”, June 27, 2006.

Garden Design magazine, September 2006, pp. 6, 18.

Process & Promise: Art, Education & Community at the 92nd Street Y. New York: 92nd Street Y, 2006.

Mathews-Berenson, Margaret. New Art—New York, Reflections on the Human Condition. Traun, Austria: Trierenberg Art, 2006.

———. Trierenberg Art: Kunst im Werk. Traun, Austria: Trierenberg Art, 2006.

———. Threads of Memory. Long Island City, NY: Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, 2005.

Galloway, David. “Rachel Selekman, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne.” ArtNews, September 2005.

Di Blassi, Johanna. “Magical Creations.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, April 7, 2005.

Maine, Stephen. “Dateline Brooklyn.”, April 15, 2005.

Zannier, Sabrina. Maravee 2004-Clorofilla. Trieste, Italy: Communicarte Edizioni, 2004.

Riker, Janet. Explaining Magic. Brooklyn, NY: The Rotunda Gallery, 2003.

“An Anthology of Accessories.” Fiber Arts, March/April 2002.

Torres, Eddie. A Variety of Approaches to Feminism and Childhood. NY Arts Magazine, January 2002.

Strauss, R. B. “New Sculpture transforms common objects.” Avon Grove Sun, August 16–22, 2001.

Sosanski, Edward. “Sculptor Weaves Beauty in Delaware.” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2001.

Shulak, Paula. “Delaware arts center offers variety of exhibits.” Greenville Community News, July 17, 2001.

Strauss, R. B. “July Brings No Slow Down at DCCA.” Art Matters, July 2001.

Mullinax, Gary. “Begin picture-perfect exhibition tour at DCCA.” Sunday News Journal, July 15, 2001.

“Visual Arts.” Delaware Today, State Guide 2001.

Bogaert, Pauline Pinard. “Craft Forms exhibition in Wayne toasts original works by 76 artists.” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2000.

Massey, John. “. . . and now for something completely different!!!!” Haws News, no. 1, fall 1999.

Hanzal, Carla. Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity. Virginia Beach: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, 1997.

Zimmer, William. “Sprawling Works, 13 Sculptors.” New York Times, May 4, 1997.

Scratch. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1996.

Schon, Jürgen. “Rachel Selekman in Kaos-Galerie.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, May 18, 1996.

Ferris, Alison. “The Presence of Touch.” Interrobang 2, no. 2, 1996.

Glatt, Cara. “Local art center stages winning exhibit.” HP Herald, February 1, 1995.


MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

BFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore