Rachelle Sawatsky
Romance, 2016
52 x 58", oil and flashe on canvas

Rachelle Sawatsky is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Her work encompasses painting, writing, ceramics and drawing. Moving between figure and field, material and medium, Sawatsky negotiates the tensions inherent in creating images to realize an art that explores histories of making within a contemporary, expressive project.

Rachelle Sawatsky has an MFA from University of Southern California in Los Angeles (2013) and a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver (2005). Sawatsky has been included in group exhibitions at the Tate St. Ives, Galerie Mezzanine, Vienna, Presentation House, Vancouver and most recently as part of Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since moving to Los Angeles, Sawatsky has presented solo exhibitions at China Art Objects, Artist Curated Projects, and Harmony Murphy Gallery. Her work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze, C Magazine, Art Review and the LA Times.