The Art Program of the Performing and Creative Art Department at the College of Staten Island Student Art Gallery presents: “Interested in Contemporary Painting?” Attend the CLUE (CC) event on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Center for the Arts Painting Studio (Building 1P, Room 205) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Meet visiting artist and professor Rachel MacFarlane who is teaching the five-week Painting segment of the class, Art 312 Visiting Artist Projects. Familiarize yourself with images of pertinent contemporary painting as Professor MacFarlane explains their significance. Examine the relationship between drawing and painting in our time. Strategies for developing personalized content will be explored.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Rachel MacFarlane received her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Pennsylvania. Her work uses sculpture, theater, and performance to explore the tensions between the natural world and the synthetic, the animal and the political, and the past and the present.

Rachel Frank is the recipient of numerous awards, including 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, Sculpture Space, The Women’s Studio Workshop, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her performance pieces have been shown at HERE, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Select Fair, the Bushwick Starr in New York City, and The Marran Theater at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. In 2017, her solo show, Rachel Frank: Past Future Tense, was presented at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show in Times Square, New York City. Currently, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.