Rachel Roske is an American artist, born in 1977. She is known for her paintings created without the use of paint, but by applying graphite to unprimed canvas, which often leaves the work resembling shadows and reflections of ambiguous objects that she didn't make visible. The canvas is sometimes light and the shadow is negative space, the other times the canvas is negative space. Her works center around a fleeting moment in time, represented through the shadow, which she regards the most literal and ancient index of time.
Los Angeles-based artist received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University’s School of Art in New Haven in 2004. She has completed several residencies, most recently at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in 2013.
She has exhibited her works in many group exhibitions in the US and participated in the Armory Show art fair. Rachel Roske has given visiting artist lectures at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston; Whittier College, Department of Art & Art History in Whittier, California; and the University of California, Davis Art Department in Davis, California.
Featured image: Rachel Roske - Koi No Yokan II - 2014 - group show at 101-Exhibit - installation view