Rachel Feinstein

American, b. 1971

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Rachel Feinstein

American, b. 1971

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Inspired by everything from classical sculpture and Roman ruins to Renaissance painting and contemporary cartoons, Rachel Feinstein makes expressive sculptures, multi-part installations, and richly rendered paintings and drawings full of massive, sculptural forms. Unafraid to pursue beauty, Feinstein emphasizes shape and texture in her works, which develop out of an imaginative, additive process that begins with a source image, often discovered in old books. A striking detail serves as the departure point from which she begins her creative interpretation and re-invention. As the artist describes: “I’ll do a drawing, and then drawings of the drawing, and keep getting away from the source as many times over as I can so I don’t just replicate.” Feinstein’s sculptures appear as semi-abstracted, decidedly 21st-century versions of their historical counterparts, which include depictions of early Christian saints and the ash-preserved bodies of victims of Mount Vesuvius.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Greater New York
Biography

Inspired by everything from classical sculpture and Roman ruins to Renaissance painting and contemporary cartoons, Rachel Feinstein makes expressive sculptures, multi-part installations, and richly rendered paintings and drawings full of massive, sculptural forms. Unafraid to pursue beauty, Feinstein emphasizes shape and texture in her works, which develop out of an imaginative, additive process that begins with a source image, often discovered in old books. A striking detail serves as the departure point from which she begins her creative interpretation and re-invention. As the artist describes: “I’ll do a drawing, and then drawings of the drawing, and keep getting away from the source as many times over as I can so I don’t just replicate.” Feinstein’s sculptures appear as semi-abstracted, decidedly 21st-century versions of their historical counterparts, which include depictions of early Christian saints and the ash-preserved bodies of victims of Mount Vesuvius.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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