RACHEL KLINGHOFFER

Rachel Klinghoffer is an artist and educator who makes objects that are both paintings and sculptures. By repurposing materials, making and remaking them into paintings and sculptures, Klinghoffer prompts a reimagining of uses for these relic-like objects. Articles reflect the artist’s personal connection to femininity, craft- making, Judaism, romance, pushing the definition of painting. Through time, the items become specimens, icons. They are poked, prodded, stained, sprayed, stroked, rubbed, dipped, then pulled, torn, cracked open and broken apart making up and becoming the new work. Rachel Klinghoffer has a MFA with Honors in Painting from Rhode Island School and a BFA in Painting with course work in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Select exhibitions and press include (solo show) One River School, Woodbury, NY;  (solo show) The Skirt at Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY; Morgan Lehman, New York, NY; Kristen Lorello, New York, NY; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY. Klinghoffer’s work had been included in New American Paintings and reviewed by Whitehot Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail.

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