American artist Rachel Feinstein is to be honoured at the Women in Art Lunch on Thursday 27th June, 2019. Rachel Feinstein joins a fine roster of contemporary peers honoured at the annual event, including Cornelia Parker, Sue Webster, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer and Marina Abramovic.
The event raises money for the BFAMI, which funds educational programmes run by art museums in Israel, and will feature the artist in conversation about her art and achievements, and a raffle for the original work Chuey, seen above, which has been created specially and donated by the artist and global art gallery network Gagosian.
Rachel Feinstein’s work uses rich and mixed mediums of sculpture, multi-part installation and paintings to explore the sumptuous materiality of historical European luxury. Her work often draws inspiration from stark contrasts, from Renaissance paintings to contemporary cartoons, borrowing freely from religious iconography alongside Baroque and Rococo artistic methods.
Born in Fort Defiance, Arizona, and raised in Miami, Feinstein studied at Columbia University, New York, and in Maine, and has recently exhibited in California, New York, Dijon, Shanghai and the Barbican, London. See her page at the Gagosian for more details.
From November 2019 to March 2020, a major retrospective of Rachel Feinstein’s work will be held at the Jewish Museum in New York, and this summer, Gucci and Chatsworth House will present a collaborative Artist in Residence project, showcasing works created from the artist’s research during her residency at Chatsworth.