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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 daughter. My latest series of  paintings is cubist coffee and one of my pieces is showing at Portland in the Park in downtown Phoenix.   I have collectors in Dubai, Turkey, San Francisco, and continue to sell my work around the world.


2004 - 2008

Arizona State University BFA in Painting Magna Cum Laude

2004 - 2008

Arizona State University BA Italian Magna Cum Laude



Studio Award , Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona


Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Scholarship, Colorado




 “Saree” Gammage Theater Center, Tempe, AZ



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


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


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




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

“Flat Rate Box,” Modified Arts, Tempe AZ


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


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


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


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

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