Rachel Srinivasan- Modern Artist 

I was born in Oklahoma. I began drawing by scribbling on paper as a one and a half year old. Most of my formative years were spent in Omaha, Nebraska. I discovered my love of figurative art before high school and studied at the Bemis Fine Art Center. While in high school I received the Marie Walsh Sharpe Scholarship and attended the Marie Walsh Sharpe camp in Colorado Springs. I preferred working in acrylics and ink during this period. Then, I traveled abroad to study in Rome, where I was immersed in Italian art and language. There I was also introduced to working in oil. Upon returning to the US, I attended ASU and earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Painting and a Bachelor’s of Language Arts in Italian.

When I decided to study art in college, my family protested but I persisted in my life-long goal of becoming an artist. During my sophomore year, I became a mother. Despite personal turmoil and lack of much support in Arizona, I persevered and was awarded the Scult Scholarship from the Scult Family and the Phoenix Art Museum. I also received the senior artist’s studio scholarship from ASU’s faculty.  I live in Tempe with my husband and daughter. My latest series of bison paintings, “Tatanka: Spirit and Sacrifice,” is showing at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability.  One piece in this series was displayed at The Modified.  I have collectors in Dubai, Turkey, San Francisco, and continue to sell my work around the world.

Education 

2004 - 2008

Arizona State University BFA in Painting Magna Cum Laude

2004 - 2008

Arizona State University BA Italian Magna Cum Laude

Awards 

2007

1998

Studio Award , Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Scholarship, Colorado

Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

 “Saree” Gammage Theater Center, Tempe, AZ

2018

2018

 “Tatanka, Spirit and Sacrifice,” Global Institute of Sustainability, Tempe, AZ curated by Sydney Lines

2017

“Tatanka, Spirit and Sacrifice,” Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ curated by Sydney Lines

2016

“Swim” Gammage Theater Center, Tempe, AZ curated by Amelia Miholca

Group

2019

2017

“Water in the Desert,” Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix AZ

“Flat Rate Box,” Modified Arts, Tempe AZ

2016

“Still Life: Past, Present, Future” uBe Gallery Berkeley, California

2016

“Gods & Monsters” The {9} Gallery Phoenix, AZ

2015

“El Amor de Frida” Burton Barr Library Phoenix, AZ

2014

“Ways of Water,” Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ

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