I create meditative landscapes that offer a space for the viewer to explore cycles of growth and decay. In these paintings I have romanticized the grotesque, creating spaces that allow the viewer to enter my interpretation of these inevitable cycles, which can be both beautiful and harrowing. Decay is a natural process, and in my work I attempt to create harmony of this cycle. My work deals with a shifting of energy finding light from darkness, control from chaos, and balance from the unbalanced.

My paintings are very physical, combining layers of watercolor, wax, and aqua resin. My process fuses techniques of sculpture and printmaking on a two-dimensional surface. The result is a complex landscape, with many layers of carving, revealing and concealing what lies beneath.

I was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1981. Received my B.A. in Art and Mathematics from Skidmore College in 2003, and my M.F.A. in Painting from Hunter College in 2009. Currently I live in Manhattan and have a studio in Long Island City, Queens.

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Exhibitions

Waxing (2014)

Art From the Boros (2012)

Rachel Kohn

Linear Landscape II

Linear Landscape II, 2012

Linear Landscape III

Linear Landscape III, 2012

Linear Landscape IV

Linear Landscape IV, 2012

Linear Landscape V

Linear Landscape V, 2012

Linear Landscape VI

Linear Landscape VI, 2013

Beneath What We Know I

Beneath What We Know I, 2011

Beneath What We Know II

Beneath What We Know II, 2011

Beneath What We Know III

Beneath What We Know III, 2011

Corrugated Landscape I

Corrugated Landscape I, 2012

Corrugated Landscape II

Corrugated Landscape II, 2012

Untitled

Untitled, 2012

Linear Landscape IX

Linear Landscape IX, 2013

Linear Landscape XI

Linear Landscape XI, 2014

Linear Landscape XIII

Linear Landscape XIII, 2014

Linear Landscape XVI

Linear Landscape XVI, 2014

Reflections of a Diamond

Reflections of a Diamond, 2012

Spirit Scape

Spirit Scape, 2012

Unconditional Love II

Unconditional Love II, 2014


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