Rachel Bomze

Rachel Bomze

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    Artist's Biography

    What’s in a mark? The process of painting lends itself to placing a trace or mark on the canvas and then reacting to that. As a process, I begin with a structure. The structure is a gestural grid that continues to be layered. There are no direct representational images in mind when I begin a painting, just the experience of placing marks on a page. I see painting as mark making, where my drawings become meshed into paintings. No longer in my mind is there a separation between the two. I am simply leaving a mark on the canvas.

    I am constantly thinking about how a trace is a mark left behind by something that has passed. Upon closer inspection, there is immediacy in my work as seen through rubbings, printing and using textural elements. I think of these marks as a memory of what was used in making the marks, but not literally having the mark-maker in the piece itself. However, string has become that mark-maker which is directly referred to on the canvas, or indirectly through the string’s own path. Instead of simply making the mark in my paintings through a gestural line, the string has become that lyrical line that I can physically move around and leave it’s trace imbedded in the surface forever.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo

    2007
    Textures, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA

    Recent Work, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

    Paintings and Works on Paper, Inliquid at D’jango Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

    New Work, Seeber Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    Trace, Gallery 216 at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    2004
    M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group

    2011 – 2012
    Sundance 2011, Sundance Channel Corporate Offices Art Exhibition, New York, NY
    Invitational

    2010
    Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    Alumni Art Show, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
    Juried Exhibition

    2008
    Rowan University Faculty Art Show, High Street Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

    2007
    Artport Exhibition, Atlantic City Airport, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    Faculty and Members Show, Perkins Center of the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    Pink at Perkins, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
    Juried Exhibition

    2006
    Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
    Juror: Bernard Chaet

    Faculty Exhibition, Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    2005
    Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
    Juried Exhibition

    Gloucester County Juried Art Show, The Art Gallery, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ
    Juried Exhibition

    2004
    Juried M.F.A. Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, The ICE BOX, Philadelphia, PA

    University Fellowship Show, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

    Awards & Honors

    2005
    Juror’s Award, Works on Paper, Perkins Center of the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    Finalist for Purchase Award, Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    2002
    Temple University’s University Fellowship, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

    Mortimer Hays/Brandeis Traveling Fellowship

    2001
    Festival of the Arts Recipient, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    2000
    Phi Beta Kappa, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Deborah Josepha Cohen Memorial Award in Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Louis P. Rabinovitz Art Award, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    1999
    REMIS Grant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Undergraduate Research Program Grant Recipient, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Publications

    2006
    “Alumni Notes,” Tyler Gestures, Issue 45. Winter 2006, 23

    Professional Experience

    2011 – present
    Adjunct Instructor, Salem Community College, Salem, NJ

    2009 – present
    Adjunct Instructor, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

    2008 – present
    Arts Director, URJ Camp Harlam, Kunkletown, PA

    2007
    Gallery Director, Westby Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    2006 – 2007
    Art Instructor, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    2004 – present
    Adjunct Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    2004
    Adjunct Instructor, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

    Instructor, Tyler School of Art Pre-College Workshop, Elkins Park, PA

    2003 – 2004
    Teaching Assistant / Weekend Art Workshop, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA

    2001 – 2002
    Teaching Assistant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    1999
    Intern, Department of Media and Education, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

    Education

    2004
    Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    MFA, Painting

    2000
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
    BA, Studio Art, Summa Cum Laude, highest honors

    2009
    New Pathways to Teaching in NJ, New Jersey City University, Vineland, NJ
    Certificate of Eligibility

    2003
    Rome Graduate Seminar in Aesthetics and Cultural Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
    Certificate in Painting, Post-Baccalaureate Studio Art Program

    1999
    Summer Studies, Chautauqua School of Art Summer Program, Chautauqua, NY