About the Artist
Image by Stephen Tateishi.
*Rachel Frank is the 2021 Devra Freelander Artist Fellow.
Born in Kentucky, Rachel Frank uses sculpture, video, and performance to explore our relationships and shifting perspectives towards natural history, climate change, and non- human species.
Rachel Frank received her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Pennsylvania. Frank is the recipient of grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, and The Franklin Furnace Archive. She has attended residencies at Yaddo, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, The Museum of Arts and Design, Sculpture Space, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Franconia Sculpture Park, and the MOCA Tucson. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include “”Thresholds”” at MOCA Tuscon (AZ), the SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NYC), Thomas Hunter Projects at Hunter College (NYC), Standard Space (Sharon, CT), and Geary Contemporary (NYC). Her performance pieces have been shown at HERE, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Select Fair, and The Bushwick Starr in New York City, The Marran Theater at Lesley University, and at The Watermill Center in collaboration with Robert Wilson.
She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and works in animal rehabilitation at The Wild Bird Fund in Manhattan.