ARTISTIC STATEMENT

The subject matter of my Gilded Equine series is eventing and race horses. Akin to humans they have a duty to perform, a bar to jump, expectations to meet. Tactile strokes entice the eye into an exploration of the horses’ 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.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PLACEMENTS

2018

Carriage Barn Art Center, Member Exhibition, New Canaan, NY

Katonah Artist Collective, Katonah, NY

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

Oak and Oil Gallery, Katonah, NY

Katonah Art Center Faculty Exhibit, Anderson Chase Gallery, Goldens Bridge, NY

2017

Katonah Museum AA Exhibit, KVL, Katonah , NY

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

Squirrel Hall Gifts, Millbrook, NY 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Katonah Museum AA Exhibit, KVL, Katonah , NY

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

Squirrel Hall Gifts, Millbrook, NY

2016

Beval Saddlery Holiday Trunk Show, North Salem, NY

2004

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

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

1998

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

1996

Sincera - Collaborative Objects, Center Gallery, Detroit, MI

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

1995

Vis a Vis, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

Fellowship Exhibition, Oxbow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI

1994

Breaking Ground, Cement Space, Detroit, MI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012

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

La Accion Del Caballo De Polo, The Gallery at Altos De Chavon, The School of Design, Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic

2009

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

2003

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

2000

Line of Horizon, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1999

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

1998

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

1997

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

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

1996

Urban Log Pile, Grand Circus Park, Detroit, MI

VISITING ARTIST

2018-17 KPCELC, Katonah, NY

1998 University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

1997 College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

1996 Weatherford High School, Weatherford, TX

AWARDS

1999-2000 Fellowship - Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

1996 - Full Graduate fellowship - New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

1996 - Residency and commissioned public work for Art on the Move - Grand Circus Park Development Association, Detroit, MI

1996 - Elizabeth Gordon Chandler Prize - Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT

1995 - Summer fellowship - Oxbow School of Art, in association with the Art Institute of Chicago

1994 - Scholarship - Benson and Edith Ford Foundation, Detroit, MI

1992 - Award of Excellence full tuition scholarship - College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

OTHER E X P E R I E NCE

2018

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

Faculty member, Katonah Art Center, Katonah, New York

2017-current

Faculty member, Katonah Art Center, Katonah, New York

2011

Summer Workshop Professor, Drawing from Life: Mark-making, Expression and Movement with Charcoal, Altos De Chavon, The School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

1998-1999

Artist’s Assistant & Studio Liaison to Catherine Lee, NYC, NY

•International liaison to representatives in galleries, museums, globally

•Day-to-day studio management of art packing, deliveries, meetings

1998

Art & Design Graduate Representative, University Technological Panel, Alfred University, NY

•Addressed digital/technological concerns from an art and art education perspective

1997-1998

Principal, The Graduate Visual Arts Forum, Alfred University, NY

•Instrumental in creating the organization, facilitated art and design voice on a university level,

furthering the rigor of critical discourse

•Created a visiting artist program. Artists: Buzz Spector, Kiki Smith, Adelheid Mers +

•Collaborated with the Printmaking and Digital Arts professors for the development of a new, cuttingedge graduate digital program

1998

Graduate Instructor, Sculpture for Non Majors, Alfred University, NY

•Covering the basics perception/interpretation of dimensional form using the

1996-1998

Graduate Instructor, Mixed Media for 2nd and 3rd year students, Alfred University, NY

•Paper making, welding, foundry, other non-traditional media, critiques

1996

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

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

•Mentorship to 4 inner city aspiring artists: multimedia workshops, studio safety, art interpretation 

and to the community

1995

Departmental Teaching Assistant: Sculpture, foundry, welding, semi-annual Iron Pour

1994

Departmental Teaching Assistant: Sculpture, mixed media, welding, foundry

1994 Summer School Art Instructor, Jewish Community Center, Royal Oak, MI

PUBLICITY

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

Bayer Corporation, AGFA Division Ridgefield, NJ

Kevin Mokarow Arlington, TX

Sue and Bob Crossley Harare, Zimbabwe 

Bompan 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

EDUCATION

98 Master of Fine Arts - Sculpture/Digital Arts, NYSCC, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

96 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fine Arts 1996, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

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