The point of entry point to Rachael Gorchov’s work is the landscape of suburban, semi-public spaces: flora, planned and invasive, surrounding office and industrial complexes. Gorchov paints these elements with varying degrees of specificity, allowing image to collide with painterly abstraction and three-dimensional forms. In her most recent work she makes drawings of her subjects onsite, then constructs paintings in the studio based on these drawings. If you choose to spend time with the work, it will ask you to explore by walking, ducking, tilting your head and craning your neck.
Gorchov received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She has participated in exhibitions at Harbor Gallery in Queens, The University of Massachusetts in Amherst, The English Folk Dance and Song Society in London, Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Poland, Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). She has been featured on Gorky’s Granddaughter and is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist-run gallery in Brooklyn.
Recent projects include co-organizing Neo-Craftivism, an exhibition at the Parlour Bushwick, and work in exhibitions including From New York with Love at Red Head Gallery in Toronto and Materials / Abstraction and Owen James Gallery in Brooklyn. Gorchov is currently full time faculty at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division and adjunct faculty at Moore College of Art and Design. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives and works in New York City.