Rachel Rampleman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Esopus, NY. She studied at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Art & Art Professions (MFA in Studio Art) and the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (BFA in Electronic Media). Best known for her witty and acerbic video work challenging gender stereotypes and constructions of “feminine” identity, she has had solo and group shows as well as screenings in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Socrates Sculpture Park, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Cleopatra’s, Flux Factory, un(SCENE) Art Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NP Contemporary Art Center, Envoy Enterprises, the Governors Island Art Fair, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, The Warehouse Gallery, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, Tandem, Art Gotham, Rosenburg Gallery, and Cantor Film Center. Internationally, her work has been shown at the Shanghai Biennale (Brooklyn Pavilion, 2012-13) in China, JAM in Bangkok, Thailand, and throughout Europe at S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) and Art Cinema OFFoff (Ghent, Belgium), Monte Arts Centre (Antwerp, Belgium), C/O Berlin, Die Fruhperle, and The Secret Cabinet (Berlin, Germany). Rachel recently had a solo exhibition on view at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as an early career retrospective at The Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA Gallery) in Buffalo, New York. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at These Things Take Time in Ghent, Belgium.
Rachel’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Art F City, Paper Magazine, Artnet, DRAIN, eyes toward the dove, HYPERALLERGIC, Gothamist, Berlin Art Parasites, Fanzine, Seattle Pi, Absolute Arts, and LeCool Bangkok, among others.