Rachel MacFarlane

Curriculum Vitae

Rachel Elizabeth MacFarlane

Born 1986, Scarborough, Ontario

Education

2014-2016

 Master of Fine Arts - Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts

2008/09 

Advanced Certificate of Visual Studies Florence Program - O.C.A.D. Satellite Program 

2004-2008 

Bachelor of Fine Arts  - Ontario College of Art and Design - Drawing and Painting Major, with Distinction

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Solo Exhibitions 

2016

Strange Vitality, Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2013

Memory Theatres and Datalands, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax

Rachel MacFarlane, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto 

2012

Rachel MacFarlane, Howard Park Institute, Toronto

2011

Rachel MacFarlane, Nicholas Metivier Gallery Toronto

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Group Exhibitions 

2015

Video Snack, Vox Populi, Phildelphia, PA, US 
Summit, Wassiac Project, Wassiac NY , US
Through a Glass Darkly, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University
Summit, Wassiac Project, Wassiac, NY
Broken Colours, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto (Curated by Ben Portis) 

2014

10, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
The Tools, Root Division, San Francisco (Curated by Nora Rodriguez)

2013

MERGE, Art Gallery of Ontario (Art Sales and Rental Gallery), Toronto 

2012 

Recent Work, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

2011

Carnival, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto 

2010 

DUMBO Arts Festival, Triangle Artists Association, Brooklyn, New York
Group Show, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
New Directions, Intellectual Property Gallery, Toronto

2009 

Mayhem, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Faciebat, 7 Via Nazionale, Florence, Italy)
2008 
Reveal, Beaver Hall Gallery (curated and exhibited), Toronto
When Lightening Strikes Twice, XPACE (exhibits pairing with Alexander Irving) Toronto
O.C.A.D. 93rd Graduate Exhibition, Toronto
Art of the Figure, O.C.A.D. Great Hall, Toronto
Nuit Blanche Launch (City of Toronto) O.C.A.D. Auditorium, Toronto
stART, Studio 21, Halifax
Perfect Domain, O.C.A.D. Student Gallery, Toronto
Estate of the Artifice, Transit Space, Toronto
ArtJam, R&R, Toronto
Follow the Paint O.C.A.D. Transit Space (Curated by Nicole Collins), Toronto

2006

Wall + Paper Show, X Pace, Toronto
Contrast Diptych,O.C.A.D. Great Hall, Toronto

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Grants

2012 

Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008

O.C.A.D.S.U. Grant 

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Scholarships and Awards


2015

Dean’s Choice Award, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Frank P. and Lilly A. Novak Scholarship
Gerard Russoniello Memorial Scholarship

2014

Victoria J. Mastrobuono Memorial Scholarship - Mason Gross School of the Arts 

2013

Bill and Isabel Pope Artist in Residence

2010 

Sam Abramovitch Fellowship to Attend Triangle Artists Workshop

2008

O.C.A.D. Drawing and Painting Medal
Drawing and Painting Medalist Award
David L. Stevenson Scholarship
Nora E. Vaughan Award
Spoke Club Membership Prize 
Honorable Mention Art of The Figure, Painting

2007

Curry's Art Store Prize Scholarship (O.C.A.D.)
Figure Drawing Marathon Award(O.C.A.D.)

2006 

O.C.A.D. Faculty Association Memorial Award - Shizuye Takashima

2005

The Independent Order of Daughters of the Empire Tuition Award 2005

2004

O.C.A.D. Faculty Entrance Award
Queen Elizabeth 2 scholarship (received separately in 2004, 2005, 2006,2007)
John Sincarcin's' Scholarship 

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Artist Residencies

2015 

Doris McCarthy Residency Toronto, On 

2013

Bill and Isabel Pope Artist in Residence, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2012

Visiting Artist, Cow House Studio, Ireland

2010

Triangle Artist Workshop, Brooklyn NY

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Collections

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Scotiabank, Toronto
The Donovan Collection, St. Michaels College, University of Toronto 
& Numerous Private Collections

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Art Auctions

2017 

Art with Heart, Toronto

2013

Big Draw, OCADU 

2012

Georgian Bay Land Trust Art Auction

2010

Georgian Bay Land Trust Art Auction - Featured Artist 
Arts Open Live Art Auction
Ontario College of Art and Design WhoDunnit Live Auction

2009

Line Art Auction, Art Gallery of Ontario

2008

YES Art Fundraising Auction, Toronto
Whodunit?Preview Gala Live Auction, Toronto

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Press

2016

Doris Mccarthy Artist-in-Residence program - Announcement of artists 2016 , Morning Star, February 18th, 2016

JEN SEVARA, A NATIONAL TREASURE Doris McCarthy Artist in Residence programme announces 2016 winners, Travel Industry Today, February 25th 2016 
ANITA STHANKIYA, Kelowona Poet Selected for Doris McCarthy Residency, February 19th 2016

2015

BEN PORTIS, Broken Colours:TMI, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, August 2015

2014

SONIA GEMMITTI, Artist of the Month: Rachel MacFarlane, September 2014 
Interview with Artist Rachel MacFarlane, Echolocation Magazine, February 2014

2013

JEFF HAMADA, Rachel MacFarlane, BOOOOOOOM, November 06 2013
MARILYN SMULDERS, Exploring the Memory Palace NSCAD University News, November 5th 2013
Paintings by Rachel MacFarlane, Up & Coming, August 4 2013
Kaledsopic MacFarlane, Monochromatic Axonometric, January 23 2013
TRISH BOON, Rachel MacFarlane, Trish Boon - Conversations with Canadian Contemporary Art , January 23 2013 
SHOLEM KRISHTALKA, Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Globe and Mail January 11, 2013Peter Hoffer and Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Artoronto
OTINO CORSANO 'Quick Draw Artist Interview #23 - Rachel MacFarlane' ARTPOST January 7th 2013 < http://artpost-oc.blogspot.ca/2013/01/quick-draw-artist-interview-23-rachel.html/>

2011

Rachel MacFarlane, Clearly an Artist to Watch” Canadian Art Junkie October 31st, 2011< http://canadianartjunkie.com/2011/10/31/rachel-macfarlane-clearly-an-artist-to-watch/>
SOFIA FARMER “Review: Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier” A.Centric October 21st 2011 
ModTo - Rachel MacFarlane - New Work 
< http://www.modto.com/rachel-macfarlane-new-work/>

2010

The Art Stylists - Flohous
< http://flohaus.com/2010/11/03/the-art-stylists/>

2009

TERRANCE DICK “Bowie at Clark & Faria | Mayhem at Nicholas Metivier | Air Conditioned Jungle at Diaz Contemporary | Foreign Legionnaires at Edward Day | School of Art at MKG127” Akimblog August 20th 2009 

2008

ELISSA BARNARD, Different strokes at Studio 21
SEAN D FITZGERALD, Chase down those M and M's with a Diploma, National Post

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Professional Practice

2011 - Present - Managing Editor/Co Founder of Studio Beat - www.studio-beat.com
Summer 2013 - Banff Centre Advisor - Banff, Alberta 
2013 
Juror - University of Toronto - Fine Arts Scholarships
2012 - Present
Teaching - Portfolio Clinics - OCAD University 
2012 - Present 
Class Assistant - OCAD University
Visiting Artist - Teacher - Cow House Studio Ireland (Summer 2012) 
2010-2011
Artist Assistant - Kim Dorland Studios - Toronto Ontario
Alumni Visiting Artist - OCAD University - Toronto, Ontario
2009-2010
Art Administrator / Preparator - The Gilder - Toronto, Ontario
2006-2008
Art Supervisor - Seneca College - Toronto Ontario 

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Talks

2013 

Anna Leonowens Gallery - Halifax
NSCAD University - Halifax 

2012

Vaughn Road School - Artist Talk - Toronto 
Alumni Artist Talk - OCAD University - Toronto 
Artist Talks - Cow House Studios - Wexford, Ireland 

2011 

Alumni Artist Talk - OCADU- Toronto 

2009

Artist Talk - Canadian Colllege Italy - Lanciano, Italy

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