Rachelle Reichert

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Bio: Rachelle Reichert lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Artwork and research are included in many public and private collections, including the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Archive, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Library, Meta, Google and Adobe. Her work has been reviewed and published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Make: Magazine, California Home and Design, and New American Paintings. Select exhibitions include the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Center for Contemporary Art at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, German Consulate in New York City, and Mills College Art Museum. Her artwork has been presented at the California Climate Change Symposium, San Francisco State of the Estuary Conference, and the American Geophysical Union Meeting. Rachelle earned her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA and a BFA from Boston University.

Statement: Rachelle Reichert is a visual artist and art educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Reichert is interested in the materials that shape our world and their connection to greater cosmic forces. Through her research-based practice, she creates artworks out of and inspired by natural industrial materials like salt, lithium and graphite while exploring the specific sites in which the material has been extracted. She researches extraction sites from above, through satellite imagery such as Google Earth, Landsat images, and private earth-imaging software, and from below, collecting salt from the San Francisco Bay, and visiting new sites of lithium extraction in the American West. The result of this visual research is photo realistic drawings of extraction zones, mixed media works on panel, photography, artist books, and sculptures that reveal ongoing and future forms of land-use. Her artworks seek to retrieve a disembodied view of the shared planet to create personal understanding of the human impact on the earth.