2002 M.F.A. in Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1998 B.A. in Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 Intersections, Anthem Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Lifecycle, String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY
2016 Rachael Wren: The Edge of Place, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
The Big Empty: Gianluca Bianchino and Rachael Wren, Rooster Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jeanne Brasile
2014 Arboreal, Schema Projects, Back Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Rachael Wren: Square Roots, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2011 Rachael Wren: Small Paintings, The Burrison Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Thought Patterns: Julie Shapiro and Rachael Wren, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2008 An Impulse to Order: Michael Mancari & Rachael Wren, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2006 Vicinity, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
2004 New Work, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Solutions, Tomato Mouse, Brooklyn, NY
Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY, curated by Raul Zamudio and Ethan Cohen
Reflections, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Meridith McNeal
Indra's Net 2, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Wrapped Up In Winter, Blackbird Gallery, New York, NY
The Constructions, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by John Gagne
Slow Art, Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Planting for Peace, Walls-Ortiz Gallery, New York, NY
Sense of Place II, 1GAP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Michael Holden
Rulers, Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL
Among Friends/Entre Amigos, The Clemente, New York, NY
Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY, curated by Michael Holden
Indra's Net, Mueller Gallery, Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ, curated by Suzanne Kammin Baron
2018 Sense of Place, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Michael Holden
Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, The Cigar Factory, Long Island City, NY, curated by Krista Scenna and Carolina Peñafiel
The Natural World, Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Elizabeth Cooper
The Nature Lab, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY curated by Eric Wolf
2017 Natura Mathematica, Central Booking, New York, NY, curated by Maddy Rosenberg
The New Mimesis, The Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA
2016 The Warmth of Winter, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Casheesh Twenty Sixteen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Falling In, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Melissa Staiger
Recurrence, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
New Leaf, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 The Flat Files: Year Three, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
Casheesh Fifteen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Surface Tension, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY
In Pursuit of Freedom, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Meridith McNeal
Prime Matter Sweden, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
Breathing Room: Beth Gilfilen, Jason Karolak, Rachael Wren, Trestle Gallery, Brookly, NY
Objects and Ideas, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, curated by Robert Calafiore
Open (c)ALL: The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
New Work City, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Art of Science, Gallery Sensei, New York, NY
Prime Matter, Senaspace, New York, NY, curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade and Christopher Schade
Yearning Upwards, The Painting Center, New York, NY, curated by Emily Berger
Family Style, Former Pocket Utopia, New York, NY
AS | Orchard, 33 Orchard, New York, NY
Do It Yourself, 195 Morgan, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Julie Torres
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
2013 Casheesh 2013, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
CurateNYC, 4 Times Square, New York, NY
The Sublime Revisited, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
NADA NYC, New York, NY
Real Time, AS | Artists Studios, New York, NY, curated by Jill Conner
2012 Boundary Hunters, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Speakers, 111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY
Of White, Nuartlink, Westport, CT
Grey Full, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Geoffrey Young
2011 Hybrid, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY, curated by Carol March
B-Sides, York College, Jamaica, NY, curated by Linnea Paskow and Melanie Vote
Beyond Measure, C2 Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL
Major Grey, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Outer Space, Exit Art, New York, NY
2010 Art on Paper 2010, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, curated by Xandra Eden
Strategic Abstraction, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
New Walls/Fresh Paint, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Source, City College of New York, New York, NY, curated by Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger
Funktionlust, Local Project, Long Island City, NY, curated by Sam Farnsworth
Fuzzy Logic, Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA
Alchemy: Art and Science, Clark University, Worcester, MA
2009 Metro 26, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Abstraction Now, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
Waves of Change, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Emerge 9, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, curated by Christopher Lew
Inquiry: Five Painting Practices, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Fletcher Boote, Alisha Kerlin, Austin Shull, Rachael Wren, Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2007 Out of Me, Out of You, Subdivision, Long Island City, NY, curated by Rene Smith
2006 The 181st Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Making Your Mark, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Small Works, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Seeded, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Specimen, Soil Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Three Artists, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Young Talent Show, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2002 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Galley, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2016 Artist Residency, Emerson Landing, Wye Mills, MD
2014 Art of Science Residency, Ligo Project, New York, NY
2013 Artist Residency, Chashama North, Pine Plains, NY
2009 Summer Fellowship/Residency, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY
2008 Artist in Residence, The Artist House, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, MD
Visiting Artist in Residence, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2007 Aljira Emerge Fellowship, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Artist Residency, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
2006 Julius Hallgarten Prize, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Artist Residency, Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, NY
2004 Artist Residency, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, MN
2003 Artist’s Grant and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2001 Marsh Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES / CRITIQUES / PANEL DISCUSSIONS
2017 Wells College, Aurora, NY
2016 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Union College, Schenectady, NY
2015 Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
2014 The Painting Center, New York, NY
2012 Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Artist Lecture Series, Brooklyn, NY
2011 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Art Lab at Sung Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
2008 Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2007 Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
2006 University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
2004 Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Reese, Melanie. “Visit the Studio with Rachael Wren," Art in Res. December 10, 2020.
Yaniv, Etty. “Rachael Wren - Shimmers and Hums," Art Spiel. April 24, 2019.
Eagen, Sarah Allen. “Natural Geometries,” SciArt Magazine. August 2018.
Goodman, Jonathan. “Rachael Wren at Wave Hill House,” Whitehot Magazine. November 2016.
Shen, Danni. “The Edge of Place: An Interview with Rachael Wren,” Wave Hill Blog. July 19, 2016.
Jaeger, William. “Artists Explore Ramifications of Repetition,” Times Union. December 30, 2015
Zlotowitz, Andrea. “This is Not a Digital Artwork: Four Artists Whose Works Trick the Eye,” ArtSlant. October 26, 2015.
Von Klemperer, Liz. “Mind Bending Art in the ‘Surface Tension’ Show at Garis & Hahn,” Art Report. October 21, 2015.
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Art Rx NYC,” Hyperallergic. May 19, 2015.
Wondereur. Artist Profile. February 2015.
Robinson, Scott. “Featured Artist Interview,” Painting Is Dead. October 2014.
Plotkin, Neil. “The Standard,” catalog essay for Yearning Upwards. September 2014.
Parks, Cecily. “Rachael Wren and the Nature of Glimpsing,” catalog essay for Square Roots. March 2013.
Sutphin, Eric. “Four Sides to Every Story”, catalog essay for Boundary Hunters. October 2012.
Smart, Paul. “Smart Art: Hybrid at Kleinert,” The Woodstock Times. October 20, 2011.
Farina, Matthew. “Thought Patterns,” Beard & Brush. January 25, 2011.
Price, Marshall. “Process and Perception,” catalog essay for Thought Patterns. November 2010.
Martinez, Rossana. "Where Abstract Art is (From)," PowerHouse Presents... July 2010.
New American Paintings, Edition #86, Feb/March 2010.
Birke, Judy. “CAW Faculty and Their Guests Show Wide-Ranging Creativity,” New Haven Register. October 5, 2008.
Butler, Sharon. “Faculty & Friends: The Creative Arts Workshop,” Connecticut Art Scene. September 27, 2008.
McFarlane, Tim. “Summertime, Summertime,” . July 29, 2008.
Kasrel, Deni. “Arts Picks,” Philadelphia City Paper. July 1, 2008.
Calhoun, Drew. “Evolution Through Space,” The Carolinian. April 29, 2008.
Glancy, Marie. “L.I.C.’s Repetti Celebrates Free-Form Expression,” Queens Chronicle. February 14, 2008.
Van Siclen, Bill. “Art Scene,” The Providence Journal. March 17, 2005.
Rauseo, Cate. “Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery Displays New Work,” The Cowl. September 16, 2004
The Seattle Review. Featured artist, series of drawings. Spring 2004.
Van Siclen, Bill. “Art Scene,” The Providence Journal. April 1, 2004.
Hackett, Regina. “Nature Becomes Artificial in the Hands of Artists at Soil,” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. November 14, 2003.
Pham, Michelle. “Artwork Showcased in Gaddis Geeslin Gallery,” The Houstonian. October 2, 2003.
Turnrow. Featured artist, 10-page color spread of paintings. Fall 2003.
NYU Langone, New York, NY
Union College, Schenectady, NY