Rachel Citrino

Contact Information


Phone: 856-305-4810


Studio & Gallery

Globe Dye Works/Studio B102 4500 Worth Street Philadelphia, PA 19124


Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting/Mixed Media

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

A notably active visual artist and independent curator for over fifty years, I have exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the USA and abroad. I am an autodidactic artist who has won awards and citations from the City of Philadelphia, as well as the City of Florence, Italy. I was awarded residencies in S. Stefano in Sessanio, Abruzzi; in Scarlino, Tuscany and the Vermont Studio School, USA.

Artist's Statement

My line is primal. I admire Cy Twombly's the commitment to origins, the playful freedom of Paul Klee and the spiritual underpinnings of Kandinsky. My lines are achieved by projecting myself  into the essentialness of the individual line and imagining the first line ever drawn. The line has to be felt and followed.

Much of my work is a direct reflection of, response to, and re-working of images from our ancient past . Inspirations come from prehistory, early belief systems, pictographs and impulse graffiti.

I want to merge the seemingly indecipherable history of the obscure past with my own sensual and emotional responses to it as I study and learn about human nature. In both the content  and process of my art, I am interested in the global layering of time and history, of painting and drawing and of various meanings and associations. My art places itself in the context of the history of civilization as well as the process-oriented aspects of Abstract Expressionism.

I am also interested in illuminating the process of writing through line based compositions, often inspired by the almost universal linear forms of handwriting or the complexity of weavings.

Subtle narratives that lay beneath the surface of an image are revealed to my imagination as they are to the mind of the viewer.

The texture of the paper is important. As the ruling pen is dragged across the surface the line takes on an active presence. The geometrics imagine worlds.  

Selected Exhibitions

National Juried Annual, Attleboro Museum of Art, Attleboro,MA

Bivalve Arts Center, Bivalve, NJ

Selections from CFEVA's Members, Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain, Chelsea, NY

Grass Is Greener, Artspace 1241, Philadelphia

SIX, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Curaor: Barbara Sosson

International Juried Exhibit, Frederick, MD

POPE UP, Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Leslie Kaufman

Water On The Wall, House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ladies of Leonardo, RRCA, Millville, NJ

Celebrating 150 Years, Italian Consulate exhibiting Italian American Artists of Philadelphia

Revisioning the Decameron, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Best of Show

The Curators of Herstory at RRCA, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts,
Millville, NJ
Two-person show with Liz Nicklus

Galleria Commune Scarlino, Grossetto, Italy

Citrino/Sivin, Paper/Clay, The Clay College, Millville, NJ

Confluence: Adams, Citrino, Garfield, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
A Philagrafika 2010 Independent Project

Photography 29, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Particular/Peculiar a Portfolio, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Print Love In, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Block Party, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

From My Window, Smile Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Othello, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions Curated

Artists Of Latin America, The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

HERSTORY, The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

Professional Experience

Co-organizer, Monoprint Workshop in Italy with Mauro Corbani and Rachel Citrino

Archivist, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Design Team Committee, City of Bridgeton, Bridgeton, NJ

Co-producer, Vasto Artists Workshops, Abruzzi, Italy

Exhibition Committee, The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

Mayor’s Task Force, Millville, NJ


Partial List

Galleria Commune Scarlino, Grossetto, Italy

Sextantio, Abruzzi, Italy

Vermont Studio School, Johnson VT

Professional Affiliations

Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA

Malia Collective, NYC

Philadelphia Sculptors

Philagrafika 2010

Southern Graphics

Vasto Writers and Artists Retreat, CH Italy



Continuing Education
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA