“Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop the trajectory of this rising star (she lost everything in the hurricane … everything!). Playing with form and volume, concrete and negative space, lightness and mass, her work comprises free-standing, painted wooden sculpture. A rigorous engineering goes into each of her sculptural forms, which are rubbed with oil and pigment to both enhance and defy their balanced geometry.” – Hyperallergic, December 13, 2013, Jason Andrew

Rachel Beach is a New York-based artist whose sculptures combine architectural and archeological references with elemental forms, delicate balances, and painterly surfaces. Her solo exhibitions include Long Standing, Blackston Gallery, New York City (2013). Her group exhibitions include Color Refined, The University of Tennessee Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN (2014); Brooklyn Performance Combine, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY (2014); and Form and Facture, Stony Brook University Art Gallery, NY (2014). Beach was an artist-in-residence at Marie Walsh Sharpe, New York City (2013, 2014) and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (2012). Her awards include the Pollock-Krasner Grant (2013) and the Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City (2010). Beach received a B.F.A. from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. from Yale University.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist