Rachael Wren is a painter who lives and works in New York City. Wren uses geometry to structure ephemeral sensations of light and air, and works with subtle color shifts to imbue her paintings with a sense of dense atmosphere. Her expansive abstract paintings echo the history of Color Field painting while glowing with the illusion of space and form.
Echo and Moonrise are two pieces that capture a scroll-like impression that rolls and opens vertically across the canvas, made possible by the artist’s intricate cross-hatch of blue, purple, brown and green or purple, green and gray. Two spheres slowly collide in Ethersphere while Migration captures small groups of orange dots that float with blue and become even more intense as they reach the middle of two separate mapped-out sections. Midnight Pond consists of dark and iridescent blues suggesting a different time and place entirely.
Since 2008 Rachael Wren’s paintings have appeared in group shows along the East Coast. In 2011 her work appeared in Hybrid at the Keinert/James Gallery in Woodstock, New York. In 2011 The Burrison Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania hosted a solo show of the artist’s work titled Rachael Wren: Small Paintings while The Painting Center featured her work in a two-person show that same year titled Thought Patterns: Julie Shapiro and Rachael Wren. In 2006 Wren won The Julius Hallgarten Prize from the National Academy in New York and later a fellowship in 2007 from Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art located in Newark, New Jersey.
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