Rachel Bomze


Contact Information

rbomze1@gmail.com

http://www.rachelbomze.com/

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Drawing / Painting

 

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