Rachel Citrino

Contact Information

rachelcitrino60@gmail.com

Phone: 856-305-4810

http://www.rachelcitrino.com

Studio & Gallery

349 Roadstown Greenwich Road Bridgeton, NJ 08302

www.vimeo.com/65460781

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Works on Paper

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Rachel Citrino is a visual artist and independent curator. For over fifty years, Ms. Citrino has exhibited her work in numerous group, and solo exhibitions in the USA and abroad.

As an artist, she utilizes a mixed media approach incorporating painting, drawing, and photography into her work. Rachel has won both awards and citations from the City of Philadelphia, as well as the City of Florence, Italy. She was awarded residencies in S. Stefano in Sessanio (Abruzzo), The studios of Mauro Corbani, Scarlino, Tuscano, and the Vermont Studio School, USA.

Her curatorial abilities have contributed to both city-wide and global exhibitions and workshops, such as Sister Cities, Philadelphia and Florence Exchange, The Ladies of Leonardo, RRCA, Millville, NJ, GLOBAL INTERSECTION 13 at Globe Dye Works.

With Italian artist, Mauro Corbani, she co-organized a Monoprint Workshop in Italy, and served on the Exhibition Committee of The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, and the Mayor’s Task Force, in Millville, NJ. She co-founded Artist/Writers Workshops in Vasto, Italy with an exhibition: United States of Art. Her arts advocacy tendencies began in the early eighties as president of Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter. A former Director of the DaVinci Art Alliance, Rachel currently serves on the Board of Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (FPAFA) in Philadelphia.

A lifelong Philadelphia native, Rachel Citrino now resides in the historical hamlet of Roadstown, NJ. Her home and studio, also located in this idyllic setting, hosts traveling international artists annually.

Artist's Statement

Line, Color, and Space are elements that I have come to revere not only for their visual properties but as the magical elements I play with every day. Whether with pen and ink or paint on a roller, I am focusing on the magic of the line making connections through time and space.

In the content and process of my work I am interested in what connects ancient meanings to contemporary ideas. I have fun with the visual properties of signs and symbols as they fit into my composition but also how they evoke responses sometimes subliminally.

A new format occurs as drawing merges with painting. Ink lines are drawn freehand with a ruling pen. Fields of color are applied with brush. Broad areas of color applied with roller. All provide a very immediate and sensual experience in the process with a resulting expressiveness that is visceral in that the movements of my hand as extension of my body feels like a dance as I work and my intension to communicate something unutterable is achieved.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2020 - 2021
Sunshine on My Left Shoulder, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ

2018
Gryphon Café, Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2020 - 2021
Annual Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Exhibition, HOT∙BED, Philadelphia, PA and Virtual Exhibition
Awarded: Lucy Glick Prize

Villa Roadstown New Art Studio Announcement

2019
Studio Relocation Project

2018
Rail Park Fundraiser, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Bridgette Myer

Painting Center, New York, NY

Neither Here Nor There, Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ

2017
National Juried Annual, Attleboro Museum of Art, Attleboro,MA

Bivalve Arts Center, Bivalve, NJ

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

2016
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

2015
POPE UP, Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Leslie Kaufman

2012
Water On The Wall, House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ladies of Leonardo, RRCA, Millville, NJ

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2013
Global Intersections Global Intersection 13, Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA

2010
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

Residencies

Partial List

Galleria Commune Scarlino, Grossetto, Italy

Sextantio, Abruzzi, Italy

Vermont Studio School, Johnson VT

Collections

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Professional Affiliations

InLiquid

Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA

Malia Collective, NYC

Philadelphia Sculptors

Philagrafika 2010

Southern Graphics

Vasto Writers and Artists Retreat, CH Italy

Education

Continuing Education
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA