Rachelle Sawatsky
(b. 1983 Richmons, BC Canada)
Lives and works in Los Angeles

2013 MFA, University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts
2005 BFA, Visual Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
2004 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Exchange program in Paris, France

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Stone Gloves,  Harmony Murphy Gallery
A Club Called Animals, Model Projects, Vancouver
Over-Mind, Finley Gallery, curated by Sarah Lehrer Graiwer, Los Angeles

Dienstag Abend, curated by Barbara Rüdiger, Vesch, Vienna, with Catharina Wronn
Feeling Tones, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Mixed Pictures, curated by Jonathan Middleton, Or Gallery, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions

Late at the Tate, Tate St. Ives, UK
LadyGirlieFemale, Curated by Katie Bode, Hammock Gallery, Los Angeles

Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey, curated by Mina Totino, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Cherub, curated by Andrew Berardini and Brian Kennon, 2nd Cannons, Los Angeles
Where Does It Hurt? curated by Jonah Gray, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver
Flowers in the Hot Tub, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles
A Meerkat’s Whistle, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles

August, with Shannon Ebner and Adam Putnam, curated by Tyler Coburn, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna
Thought Bungalow, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles
RBC Canadian Painting Competition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
The Stand In (Or A Glass of Milk), curated by Alexandra Gaty and Lauren Mackler, Public Fiction, Los Angeles

Invagination/ Write to Life, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Superpositions, New Wight Biennial, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery, curated by Helga Pakasaar and Reid Shier, Vancouver

Rope of Sand, Soi Fischer, Toronto
La Conference, site specific project for a conference by the Lacan Salon, Vancouver

All the Rest is Literature, curated by Vincenzo Latronico, with Maria Fusco, Artissima Art Fair, Turin, Italy

A few artist’s books, curated by Christoph Keller, Projectesd, Barcelona, Spain

Hudson Suzanne, "Stone Gloves" Review Artforum, March 2015 print edition
Bernardini, Andrew, "Future Greats," ArtReview, April 2015 print edition
Coburn, Tyler, “August” Exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition August, with Shannon
Ebner and Adam Putnam, curated by Tyler Coburn, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, 2013.
Fusco, Maria, “Looking Back: Books” Frieze. No. 104. London: January 2007.
Fusco, Maria, “Report: Contemporary Art Writing and its Environs” Map Magazine. Online journal, Issue 15: Summer 2008.
Moore, Caitlin and Matthew Gardocki, “Emergent Presence: Eight Young Los Angeles Artists You Should Know,” Fabrik, Issue 19, Spring 2013.
Peck, Aaron, “Aaron Peck in Vancouver” Akimblog, June 12, 2012
Stadler, Eva Maria and Bettina Leidl and others, “Why Painting Now.” Exhibition catalogue for “Curated By,” Vienna, 2013.
Szewczyk, Monika, Review of Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey, Artforum July 2014
Turner, Michael, “A Look at Painting as Journey in Vancouver” Review of Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse
Vancouver Grey, in Canadian Art Magazine Online, April 9, 2014
Various, “RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2013” Exhibition catalogue for RBC Canadian Painting Competition, 2013
Various, Superpositions, New Wight Biennial, Exhibition catalogue. University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 2012.
Various, The Stand In (Or A Glass of Milk), Public Fiction, Los Angeles, 2014 (forthcoming).


I Hate Work That Is Not A Play, Thematic Residency with Geoffrey Farmer, Banff Centre for the Arts 

Selected Publications
“Yellow Snail,” text for Tiziana La Melia’s exhibition, Mercer Union, Toronto.
Untitled text, Night Papers V, Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

“Talk to Me,” Night Papers III, Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

“Letter from a Young Woman in Vancouver,” text for Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Conservative shithead, Paris. 

Guest editor of Pyramid Power 8, Fall/Winter 2010. Vancouver. Contributors: Neil Campbell, Michele di Menna, Judith Hopf, Tiziana La Melia, Valentina Liernur, Trevor Mahovsky, Eileen Myles, Ruairiadh O'Connell, Isabelle Pauwels, Molly Sigalet, Peter Schuyff, Michael Turner and Jess Wiesner. 

“In Defense of Things,” The Happy Hypocrite Issue 4, Book Works, London, ed. Maria Fusco.

The Vital Center, Edited artist publication coinciding with the exhibition “The Lecture,” Western Front Gallery,Vancouver, 2008. Contributors: Candice Hopkins, Cheryl Meszaros, Kathleen Ritter, Michael Turner, and Holly Ward.
“On the Other Side of the Couch,” text for C magazine 97.

Pop Philosophy, edited artist project publication coinciding with the exhibition “Pop Philosophy,” Access Gallery,Vancouver.
How to Write a Book Of, artist book written in collaboration with Dan Starling. Projectile Publishing, Vancouver.

Awards and Scholarships
RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalist

BC Arts Council Senior Scholarship

Canada Council Travel Grant

Helen Pitt Award

BC Arts Council Senior Scholarship
W.G. Black Memorial Award
Gordon and Marion Smith Scholarship