Rachel Wolfson Smith (1982)

Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rachel Wolfson Smith’s graphite landscapes focus on parallels between nature and women. Her drawings are held in private collections, from Google to artist Kiki Smith, and have been exhibited at The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, and recently in the solo exhibition The Future Is Behind Us at Women & Their Work in Austin, TX. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and has been invited to participate in the 100W Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency and The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group. Smith’s work has been featured in publications such as Designmilk, Iron & Air, Sightlines, and Glasstire. She exhibits with Ivester Contemporary in Austin, TX, and holds a BFA from MICA and an MFA from Indiana University. Inspired by living in Amsterdam with her husband and children, Smith is at work on a series of drawings and cyanotypes about nature and domestication.

Rachel Wolfson Smith  (Baltimore, MD, USA 1982)


2011   MFA Indiana University, painting. Bloomington, IN

2005   BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, painting. Baltimore, MD

2003   Study abroad. Sorrento, Italy

Select solo & duo exhibitions

2022 The Future Is Behind Us. Women & Their Work. Austin, TX

2022 Behavioral Science. Liliana Bloch. Dallas, TX

2021  Everything is Everything. Ivester Contemporary. Austin, TX

2020  Horror Vacui. Anteroom. Corsicana, TX

2019  Reenactments of a Perpetual Cycle. Duo w Edison Peñafiel. 100W Corsicana. Corsicana, TX

2019  Surround Sound. Fort Worth Art Center, main gallery. Fort Worth, TX

2018   We Can See Through Time. Duo collaboration w Matt Rebholz. ICOSA. Austin, TX

2017   Fires. Pump Project. Austin, TX

2016   Midas. grayDUCK Gallery. Austin, TX

2015   Victory Lap. Project Space. Salem, OR

2015   Cops + Robbers. Stumptown. Portland, OR

2015   Itinerant. Stumptown. Portland, OR

2013   Kenar/Edge. Halka Sanat. Istanbul, Turkey

2013   Another Place. Two-person exhibition. Gallery at the Jupiter. Portland, OR

2013   Egypt in Passing. Werner Center, Western Oregon University. Monmouth, OR

2012   Glass Wall. Babayan Culture House. Ibrahimpasa, Turkey

2011   Grit. SoFA Gallery, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2005  Thesis Show. Brown Center and Decker Gallery. MICA. Baltimore, MD

Select group exhibitions.

2021  Crit Group Reunion: Facing the World. The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center. Austin, TX

2020  Maiden Voyage. Ivester Contemporary. Austin, TX

2019  Coast to Coast with Colony + Design Milk. Neue House. New York, NY

2019  Vignette Art Fair. The Women’s Museum Building, Fair Park. curator: Leslie Moody Castro. Dallas, TX

2019  Faster Faster! Wignaw Museum of Contemporary Art. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2018   Crit Group. grayDUCK gallery. curators: Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Andrea Mellard, Sterling Allen. Austin, TX

2018   Artspace111. curator Christina Rees. Fort Worth, TX

2017   Good Mourning Tis of Thee. curators: Alyssa Taylor Wendt/Sean Gaulager. CoLab, Demo Gallery. Austin, TX

2017   Living for the City. curator: Philip Rogers. Gallery 701, The Long Center. Austin, TX

2017   Naissance. curator Philip Rogers. Gallery 701, The Long Center. Austin, TX

2017   Friend of a Friend. curator: Roberto Jackson Harrington. Pump Project Gallery. Austin, TX

2016   12th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition. City Hall. Austin, TX

2016   Red Dot. Women & Their Work. Austin, TX

2016   Art City Austin Art Fair, grayDUCK. Austin, TX

2015   The Blend. Smith Fine Arts. Salem, OR

2012   Being There. Buckham Gallery. Flint, MI

2012   Through the Needle’s Eye. EMP Collective. Baltimore, MD

2011   The Child Ballads Show Pt II. Union Docks. New York, NY

2011   Area Show I. SoFA Galley, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2011   National Wet Paint Exhibition. Zhou B. Art Center. Chicago, IL

2010   Visual Overload. The Fuller Projects. Bloomington, IN

2010   2DA. Low Road Gallery. Greencastle, IN

2010   The Child Ballads Show Pt I. The G-Spot. Baltimore, MD

2010   Area Show. SoFA Gallery, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2008   Prince and Pilgrim. Coach House. West Yorkshire, England

Select Collections

Kiki Smith, artist
Austin Fire Department
Austin Art in Public Places