ARTISTS : RACHEL OWENS
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EXHIBITIONS AT ZIEHERSMITH

Soft Edges, 2013
Inveterate Composition
For Clare, 2011

Props, 2010
Harboring, 2008
Groundswell, 2007
 
Overthrows, 2005
Scatter Hoarder, 2004
 

RACHEL OWENS BIO
1972
Born in Atlanta, GA. Raised in Lake Lotawana, MO
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
1999 MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
1995 BA, University of Kansas, Lawrence
1994 Tyler School of Art, Rome

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC SCULPTURE PRESENTATIONS
2013
Trans Siberian Express, US Visual Art Representative, BAM/Prokhorov Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Inveterate Composition for Clare, Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN
Soft Edges, Track 13 Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012
She's Crafty: Rachel Owens, New Museum Window, New York
Verdantly, Reed Krakoff, New York
2011-2012
Inveterate Composition for Clare, Dag Hammarskjöld Park, New York
2010
Props, ZieherSmith, New York
2008
Harboring, ZieherSmith, New York
2007
Wishing Well, presented by ZieherSmith, NADA Art Fair, Miami
2006
Overthrows, ZieherSmith, New York
2005
Scatter-Hoarder, ZieherSmith, New York
Rubble, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
X Krasnoyarsk Biennial, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Collider, ZieherSmith, New York
2012
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolies Gallery, New York
Next Wave Art, BAM, Brooklyn NY
2011
BNA, ZieherSmith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010
Evading Customs_Milan, Le Dictateur, Milan
Knock Knock Who's There? That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York
Nineteen Eighty Four, Austrian Cultural Forum, curated by David Harper, Martha Kirszenbaum, & David Komary, New York
2009
NADA/ART IN/VISIBLE SPACES, 395, Brooklyn, NY
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York
Evading Customs, curated by Peter Russo and Lumi Tan, Brown, London
Lover, curated by Kate Gilmore and Candice Madey, On Stellar Rays, New York
On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York
I Thought Our Worlds Were The Same, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
2008
New Black, presented by Triplecanopy, Starr Space, Brooklyn, NY
2007
EFA 2007 Exhibition (Groundswell), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2006
Empathetic, curated by Elizabeth Thomas, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia
Collage Party, ZieherSmith, New York
Ionesco's Friends, curated by Irina Zucca, Francosoffiantino Artecontemporanea, Turin
2005
Rachel Owens & Elizabeth Huey, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
No Apology for Breathing, curated by Matthew Lusk, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn
The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
2004
Some Exhaust, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Postcards from the Edge, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York
Andy Warhol’s Living Room, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
Falling in Love with the Jailer’s Daughter, Project Green, Brooklyn, NY
2003
Fear of Flight, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
An Accord, Weather Records, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Talent Show, Project Green, Brooklyn, NY
Occurrences: The Performative Aspects of Video, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago
2002
One Day, In a Day, Everyday, part of Sans, APEX art, New York
New Homes for America Under Construction, Weather Records, Brooklyn, NY
Parallel Sensations, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Bellwether Summer Show, Bellwether Gallery, New York
Untitled Storefront, Weather Records, Brooklyn, NY
2000
Hit and Run 4, New York
Project 1, The Green Room, New York
Ship of Fools, The Frying Pan, New York
1999
House, Wicker Park, Chicago
Crashpad, Best Western Hotel, Chicago
Video Performance, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago
1998
Lagattuta, etc., Gallery 2, Chicago Navy Pier Art Expo: Art Park, Chicago Welcome to the Madrid, Madrid Theater, Kansas City, MO

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“TransCultural Express fall programme”, Russia Beyond The Headlines, October 1, 2013
MiChelle Jones, “’Soft Edges’ pop-up by Rachel Owens”, The Tennessean, March 24, 2013
Artlog, Artist Rachel Owens Ramps Up Reed Krakoff’s Street Cred, June 2012
Sculpture Magazine, Inveterate Composition for Clare, Dag Hammarskjöld Park, April 2012
Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy volume 1, November 2011
"Hit List", Modern Painters, December-January, 2011/12
“New Sculpture in Park,” Metro New York, November 17, 2011
Mary Johnson, “Artist Pays Tribute to Late Parks Employee in Sculpture,” Dnainfo.com, October 17, 2011
Paul Polycarpou, (ed.), “Spotlight on ZieherSmith,” Nashville Arts Magazine, July 2011
Joe Nolan, "Art Crawl Plays Host to ZieherSmith," Nashville Scene, August 4, 2011
Constance Rosenblum, "Adopted by a Brownstone," New York Times, June 17, 2011 Jack Siegel, "Pictures of Pictures: September in New York," InterviewMagazine.com, September 14, 2010
Scott Indrisek, "Five Shows to See around the World," Artinfo.com, September 13, 2010
"The Weekly Ten," Artinfo.com, September 10, 2010
Zinta Lundborg, “N.Y. weekend,” Bloomberg, August 27, 2010
Lance Esplund, "NineteenEightyFour," The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2010
Karen Rosenberg, "The Lights of Big Brother’s Eyes, Blinking in the City," The New York Times, August 20, 2010
"NineteenEightyFour," City Arts, August 3 - September 13, 2010
Michael Freund, "Eine Stadt sucht ihre Superkünstler," Der Standard, July 13, 2010
R.C. Baker, "Review: NineteenEightyFour," The Village Voice, June 8, 2010
Kris Wilton, "Have You Heard the One About the Urinal?," ArtInfo.com, April 2, 2010
Anthony Haden-Guest, "Can Art Be Funny,"The Daily Beast, March 11, 2010
Rachel Wolff, "See Here Now," New York Magazine, October 12, 2009
"The Wire," Art Lies, Issue 61, March 2009
"Rachel Owens: Reconstruction," Triplecanopy 4, November 11, 2008
"Goings On About Town: Rachel Owens," The New Yorker, November 10, 2008
Arte Aldia News 37, April 8-June 8, 2008
Paul Laster, “Interview With Amanda Coulson,” Artkrush.com, Issue 85, May 28, 2008
Nicholas Hirshorn, “Site Goes from Trash to Treasure,” Daily News, January 31, 2008
"A Reassessment of Feminism," M/E/A/N/I/N/G #4, Artkrush.com, 2007
"The Approval Matrix: Brilliant & Highbrow," New York Magazine, September 24, 2007
Edith Newhall, "Empathy," The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 06, 2006
Roberta Fallon, "Feel the Pain," The Philadelphia Weekly, November 5, 2006
R.C. Baker, "Shortlist: Rachel Owens ," The Village Voice, June 8, 2006
Holland Cotter, "No Apology for Breathing," The New York Times, August 12, 2005
Stephanie Cash and David Ebony, "Front Page," Art in America, May 2005, image
Walter Robinson, "Weekend Updates," Artnet.com, March 29, 2005
C.C. McGurr, "Hodge Podge Collage," PaperMag, March 24, 2005
Merrily Kerr, "Some Exhuast," Flash Art, November - December 2004, image
Benjamin Carlson, Time Out New York, Sept 2, 2004
"Goings On About Town: Some Exhaust," The New Yorker, Sept 6, 2004
Kim Levin, "Critic’s Pick: Some Exhaust," Village Voice, September 2004
"Arts and Leisure Guide," The New York Times, August 15, 2004, image
Helen A. Harrison, "Fear of Flying," The New York Times, November 2, 2003
Susan Bee and Mira Schor, ed., "Rachel Owens and Matthew Lusk: After School Special," M/E/A/N/I/N/G #2 (collaborations), Artkrush.com, 2003
Art V-8 Chicago, Chicago Reader, May 9, 1998
Alice Thorson, "Figuring the Body," The Kansas City Star, November 17, 1997

AWARDS
2011
Artist Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York
2008
Artist Grant, Pollack-Krasner Foundation
2007
Artist Grant, Harpo Foundation, Coconut Grove, FL
Socrates Sculpture Park 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship, New York
2002
G.K. Baum Travel Grant, travel to England and France
1997-99
Private Graduate Studies Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Graduate Student Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995
Top Jurors Award, River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City, MO
1994
Richard Hollander Family Foundation Award, Kansas City, MO