johnrachell

In the Grand Scheme of life intellect, emotion, desire and pursuits are but threads of the fabric of life. I become the conductor directing a symphony of colors and shapes that weave the fabric that represents my life as an artist. May our symphonies nourish our spirit now and forever.  - John Rachell 

The Artist 

Born:

- Bastrop, Louisiana

Education:

- BFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1977

Studied drawing with Bob Skaggs; Sculpture with Steve Beal, Jim Zanzi, Eldon Danhausen and Ion Raggaci; Printmaking with Steve Miller, Ray Martin and Karen Savage; Painting concepts with Ted Halkin. The city of Chicago, The Art Institute painting galleries, print study room and the Ryerson-Burnham Libraries are valuable resources.

- AA - Palm Beach Junior College, 1974

Fine Art Curriculum - Studied Drawing and Painting with Reuben Hale, Fundamentals of Color with Jim Houser.

- Crafthouse, Inc., 1970 - 1974

Studied Jewelry Design and Sculpture with V. Fred George.

Exhibited:

- Coral Springs Museum of Art, "Inspired By . . ." Exhibition, 2018, Coral Springs, Florida (Group)

- Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, X x X (10 x 10) Exhibition, 2017, Lake Worth, Florida (Group)

- Dade Heritage Trust - Art Basel Week, The ENDANGERED: Art and Photography Exhibition, 2016, Miami, Florida (Group) 

- The Box Gallery, Florida Flora and Fauna, Sawgrass and Beyond Exhibition, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida (Group)

- The Center for BookArts, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration 2016, New York, NY (Group)

- Saatchi Screen 2016 (hi-resolution screen featuring artists’ work installed on the 2nd floor of the Saatchi Gallery), King’s Road, Chelsea, London, England. (Group)

- Visual Arts Center, 10th Biennial National Juried Exhibition 2016, Punta Gorda, Florida. (Group)

- Palm Beach County Convention Center “ArtSynergy/ArtPalmBeach” 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida. (Group)

- Center for Creative Education, Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery, “Mixing It Up” Exhibition 2016 (Group), “Collaborations and Mixed Mediums” Exhibition 2016 (Group), West Palm Beach, Florida.

- Audubon of the Everglades 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit APBC Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park, Florida, 2015 (Group)

- Palm Beach County Cultural Council Biennial, 2015, 2017 (Group)

- Capital Guardian Wealth Management Corporate Office, West Palm Beach, FL, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Individual)

- Florida Atlantic University, John D. MacArthur Campus, "Garden Portraits", 2011, 2013 (Individual)

- Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL., "Landscapes" 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Group)

- The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Native to Florida Exhibition, 2010 (Group)

- Bruce Webber Gallery, Lake Worth, FL., 2005, 2006 (Individual)

- "Landscapes Unlimited" Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Il 2003 (Group Show)

- GardensArt, Palm Beach Gardens, FL., 1994 (Individual)

- School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni "10,000 Plus" Traveling Exhibition, Chicago, Il., 1994 (Group)

- Bruce Webber Gallery, Lake Worth, FL., 1993, 1994 (Individual)

- The Art Shop Gallery, Lake Worth, FL., 1992 (Individual)

- Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, FL., 1991, 1993 (Group)

- Nineteen Seventy Seven Fullbright Competition Exhibition, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY., 1977 (Group)

- School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduation Exhibition Art Institute of Chicago, Il., 1977 (Group )

- Artisits Guild of Chicago, Il., 1976 (Group)

- N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Il., 1976 (Group)

- University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Il., 1976 (Individual)

- Seventyfifth Chicago and Vicinity Show, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il., 1975 (Group)

- School of the Art Institute of Chicago Students & Faculty Show, Chicago, Il., 1975 (Group)

- Broward Community College, Ft Lauderdale, Fl., 1973 (Group)

- Palm Beach Junior College, Lake Worth, Fl., 1973 (Group)


Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Programs: Barewalls 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 

Artist Lecture: OSGS Gallery, Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 2013, 2014, 2015

Galleries