Rachel Frank grew up near Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, the birthplace of American paleontology, where large mammoth and other megafauna fossils were found, altering Western views on extinction and evolution. Her work uses sculpture, video, and performance to explore the tensions between the natural world and the manmade, the animal and the political, and the past and the present.
Rachel Frank received her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Pennsylvania. Frank is the recipient of grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, and The Franklin Furnace Archive. She has attended residencies at Yaddo, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, The Museum of Arts and Design, Sculpture Space, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and most recently at the MOCA in Tucson, AZ. Recent solo exhibitions include the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Thomas Hunter Projects at Hunter College and at Standard Space in Sharon, CT. Most recently, her work was shown in “The Sentinels,” a two-person exhibition with Heidi Lau at Geary Contemporary. Her performance pieces have been shown at HERE, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Select Fair, and The Bushwick Starr in New York City, The Marran Theater at Lesley University, and most recently at The Watermill Center in collaboration with Robert Wilson. Her work will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, AZ and in a Triennial at the KMAC Museum in Louisville, KY, both in 2019.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
All images courtesy of the artist
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