ARTISTIC STATEMENT

My work is an investigation of mark-making. Whether abstract or representational. I am intrigued by the marks we encounter on a daily basis, especially the inadvertent: e.g. tire tracks on a snow dusted road, ball marks on the walls of a racquetball court. My series “Looking Closer” celebrates marks. The paintings allow the viewer to immerse themselves in color, texture, transparency, contrast while the movement in the paintings alludes to emotionally evocative states of construction and destruction.

My Gilded Equine series uses matte black and gold marks on a fresco-like surface to depict horses in motion. Tactile strokes entice the eye into an exploration of intelligence, emotion, movement, bodily mass. Bright, gilded reins and bit highlight the historical, driving connection between the horse and the masters hand: of guidance, partnership, submission and power. The metaphorical significance to humans is the blurred line between management/repression, rescue/entrapment, or even to point at “golden handcuffs” of certain situations.

CURRICULUM VITAE

E X P E R I E NCE

2017-19 Rachel White Art, Katonah, NY: Owner

Katonah Art Center, Katonah, NY: Faculty

Adult Painting

Fundamentals of Art

Equine Painting

Painting En Plein Air teens camp

Painting Animals Large teens camp

Figure Drawing teen camp

Equine Life-Drawing

Juror, The Winter Landscape, Anderson Chase Gallery, Goldens Bridge, NY

2014-16 Estee Lauder Companies, NYC, NY 

Tom Ford Beauty: Global Director Creative Operations

2008-14 L’Oreal, Luxury Products Division, NYC, NY

  Lancome: Director of Creative Operations

2011 Altos De Chavon, The School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Summer Workshop Professor, Life-Drawing: Mark-making, Expression, Movement with Charcoal

2000-07 Estee Lauder Corporation, NYC, NY

Aramis and Designer Fragrances: Manager of International Operations and Production 

Clinique: Director of Retouching and Reproduction Worldwide        

Clinique: Manager of Creative Studio Worldwide

Clinique: Graphic Production Assistant

1998-99 Catherine Lee, NYC, NY: Artist’s Assistant & Studio Liaison to

1996-98 Alfred University, NYSCC, Alfred, NY 

University Technological Panel  Art & Design Graduate Representative

The Graduate Visual Arts Forum, Principal 

Graduate Instructor:

Sculpture for Non Majors, 

Mixed Media for 2nd and 3rd year students

1996 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL Guest Graduate Instructor, La Noche Del Fuego, 

1996 Grand Circus Park Development Assoc., Detroit, MI, Resident Artist & Inner City Youth Mentor: 

1995 College for Creative Studies CAD, Detroit, MI:

Teaching Assistant: 

Sculpture for Non-Traditional Students

Foundry

Welding

Iron casting

1994 Jewish Community Center, Royal Oak, MI 

Summer School Art Instructor

EDUCATION

17 Inbound Marketing Certificate, Hubspot Academy 

15 Senior leadership Training, Estee Lauder Companies

08 Producing Commercials for Television, School of Visual Arts

Producing for the Web, Parsons School of Design

98 Master of Fine Arts - Sculpture/Digital Arts, 

NYSCC, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

96 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fine Arts

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

AWARDS

99 Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

9 month fellowship

96 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Full Graduate fellowship

Grand Circus Park Development Association, Detroit, MI

Residency and commissioned public work for Art on the Move

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT

Elizabeth Gordon Chandler Prize

95 Oxbow School of Art, in association with the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI

Summer fellowship

94 Benson and Edith Ford Foundation, Detroit, MI

Scholarship

92 College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Award of Excellence four year full tuition scholarship 

VISITING ARTIST

18 13 Hands Equine Rescue Inc. Equine Life-Drawing, Bedford, NY

KPCELC, Katonah, NY

17 KPCELC, Katonah, NY

98 University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

97 College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

96 Weatherford High School, Weatherford, TX

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PLACEMENT

19 Art in the Windows, in association with the Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT

Art Around Town, in association with NWAG, Chappaqua, NY

Art Show Bedford, Invitational, Bedford, NY

Oak and Oil Gallery, Katonah, NY

18 Carriage Barn Art Center, Member Exhibition, New Canaan, CT

Carriage Barn Art Center, Go Live Girl, New Canaan, CT

Oak and Oil Gallery, Katonah, NY

Anderson Chase Gallery, KAC Faculty Exhibition, Goldens Bridge, NY

17 Katonah Museum AA Exhibit, KVL, Katonah , NY

Dressage 4 Kids Equestrian Weekend, Equestrian Weekend, Nonnewaug, CT

Squirrel Hall Gifts, Millbrook, NY 

16 Beval Saddlery Holiday Trunk Show, North Salem, NY

04 Queens International Exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Spec(k)tacular, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

98 Gobstopper, Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

96 Sincera - Collaborative Objects, Center Gallery, Detroit, MI

Yayoi Sakurai/Rachel White - Willis Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

95 Vis a Vis, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

Fellowship Exhibition, Oxbow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI

94 Breaking Ground, Cement Space, Detroit, MI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

12 The Action of the Polo Horse, Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Finals, Cowdray Park, West Sussex, UK

La Accion Del Caballo De Polo, The Gallery at Altos De Chavon, The School of Design, 

Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic

09 Women, Heels, Blocks, and Sleeping Elephants, Lava Gina NYC, NY

03 WWII (Wonder Woman II), Performance, Queens, NY

00 Line of Horizon, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

99 Regarding Spaces in and Around, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

98 Migrant II, Cactus Bra, Blue Star Complex, San Antonio, TX

Migrant I, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

Beast, Davis Athletic Center, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

97 Whitehart-Dusk, McClane Racquetball Courts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Whitehart, Davis Athletic Center, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

96 Urban Log Pile, Grand Circus Park, Detroit, MI

PUBLICITY

The Record Review, Vol. 24, #8, January 11, 2019, Cover & Pg 11, “Art Show Bedford is Back” 

Who Am I If Not A Suit? Dec. 2012, Notable. Alison Milward

Polo Times UK, Volume 17, Issue 8, September 2012. pgs. 56, pg. 77

Casa De Campo Living, April 3, 2012, “La Acción del Caballo de Polo” new art exhibit by Rachel White opens in Altos de Chavón, Rebecca Hughes 

Casa De Campo Living, March 1, 2012, New art exhibit “La Acción del Caballo de Polo” opens Thursday March 8th in Altos de Chavón, Rebecca Hughes 

Explore El Este.com, March 3, 2012, La Acción del Caballo de Polo, por Rachel White 

Queens International,Volume 2, Number 1, pg 23

Sculpture Review, July 1996, National Sculpture Society News, pg 31

Detroit News, June 8, 1996, pgs 16d, 16e, The Art of Gardens, Marge Colborn, Design Editor

Metro TImes, March 27-April 2, 1996, Boxing Day pg 43

Metro TImes, May 17-23, 1005, pg 1995, A Cyber-Car and Shining Stars

Detroit News, May 19, 1995, The CCS Student Show Serves Up Hot and Fresh Talent

U.S. Auto Scene, April 15, 1996, pg 8, Art Students Bring Back the Iron Age

Detroit Action News, Channel WXYZ (ABC), May 11, 1995, interview

COLLECTIONS

Aesthetic Podiatry, White Plains, NY

Mary Lyons O’Connor, Wayland, MA

Sonia Neis, NYC, NY

Lush Lips by MK, Scottsdale, AZ

Bayer Corporation, AGFA Division, Ridgefield, NJ

Kevin Mokarow, Arlington, TX

Sue and Bob Crossley, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Bompan Enterprises, Milan, Italy

Compass Group Limited, Birmingham, MI

The Davis Martin Group, Detroit, MI

The Fourmidable Group, Birmingham, MI

Institute for Electric Art Archives, Alfred, NY

Mark Kram, Miami, FL 

Visual Design Works, New York City, NY

ASSOCIATIONS

Katonah Museum Artists Association, Katonah, NY

The Carriage Barn Art Center, New Caanan, CT

13 Hands Equine Rescue, Bedford, NY

LANGUAGES

Conversational Spanish, Basic Italian and French

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, raised in Texas. Currently lives and works in Westchester, New York.

LINKS

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