Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Bio & History & Upcoming Shows *updated frequently


Hello! I'm Rina. I'm a Contemporary Artist. I'm Finnish - American. I am a full time studio artist. I live & work in Rochester, NY, USA.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2013 6x6x2013, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
2013 First Fridays - RoCo Upstairs, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA (Find out more about RoCo Upstairs First Fridays here via our community Facebook page)

MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED
2012 Lake Affect Magazine - by Michelle Cardulla, features work by Rina Miriam Drescher
2010 Spotted Doe - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher

MOST RECENT PROJECTS

2012 - 2013 The Compact Mirror series - a collaborative art project by artists Sara Gallagher & Rina Miriam Drescher
2013 The World Traveling Art Book
2012 - 2013 Pin Button project, I am in the process of making 500 original one-of-a-kind pinback buttons
2012 - 2013 Mail Art project with Sara Gallagher, Aijung Kim, Robert Frank Abplanalp & Erica Russo


Here's my CV of shows and other things I've done:

EDUCATION
2007 - 2008 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
POST - BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE
2004 - 2005 Vapaa Taidekoulu / Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland
PAINTING CERTIFICATE
1998 - 2003 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN STUDIO ART
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 Peremmälle / Come In - Galleria Seriola, Tampere, Finland
2005 Miu ja Murrr / Meow and Growl - Kahvila Vohvelikahvila, Tampere, Finland
2004 Karkki Päivä / Candy Day - Galleria 3H+K, Pori, Finland
2003 You Might Experience Some Side Effects - The Gallery at the Art and Music Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2008 12x12 Holiday Show - Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2008 Art Exposed: From Concept to Completion - Artworks! Community Art Center, New Bedford, MA, USA
2007 Punainen / Red - Galleria Seriola, Tampere, Finland
2006 Pirkanmaan 3 Triennaali / 3rd Triennial of Pirkanmaa - Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland
2006 Onni / Happiness - Galleria Seriola, Tampere, Finland
2002 Out of the Icebox - Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY, USA
1998 Exhibition of Undergraduate Work - AS IS Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 22nd Annual Members Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
2012 6x6x2012 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
2011 6x6x2011 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
2011 21st Annual Members Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
2010 20th Annual Members Exhibition & Celebration, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA
2010 Inspiration Holiday Gala - Anderson Alley Artists Studios, Rochester, NY, USA
2010 Boots & Shoes - The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester, NY, USA
2010 6x6x2010, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA
2010 Art-Through-The-Mail-Campaign!, Refuge Gallery Space, Lebanon, PA, USA
2010 In Your Face, The Eco-Office, Providence, RI, USA
2010 World Of Imagination 3, APW Gallery, NYC, NY, USA
2009 12x12x122, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA
2009 Poems We Didn't Write, The Blue Guitar Gallery, Easthampton, MA, USA
2009 World Of Imagination 2, APW Gallery, 48-18 Van Dam St, Long Island City, New York, NY, USA
2008 INSIDEOUT - School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA, USA
2008 Post-Bac Show - Foyer Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA
2007 December Sale - Grossman Gallery, Anderson Auditorium and Weems Center, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Junction - Foyer Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Post-Bac Show - The Atrium, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA
2007 New Student Salon Show - BAG Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Proof of Purchase 2 - RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Roxbury Open Studios - Mission Hill Building, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Pimp My Käsityö / Pimp My Handicraft - Haihara Art Center, Tampere, Finland
2007 Taidesuunistus - Pyynikki Trikoo, Tampere, Finland
2007 Taiteen Tasarahapäivät - Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland
2006 Talo Täynnä Taidetta - Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
2012 Lake Affect Magazine - by Michelle Cardulla, features work by Rina Miriam Drescher
2010 Spotted Doe - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher
2010 Good To Know #7: Plagiarism - by Amy Ng (of www.pikaland.com). Article by Rina Miriam Drescher on pages 32-33.
2007 I'm Too Sad To Tell You (after Bas Jan Ader) - by Jessica Williams (of www.paperheart.org). Features photography by Rina Miriam Drescher.
2004 Satakunnan Kansa - Keskiviikko 8.9.2004 LT-levikki 55.436 132 . vuosikerta N:o 245 (33.840) Irtonumero 1,50€ (Article in Finnish Newspaper)
2002 Pigeon vs. Dove (Poems) - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher
2000 Alligator Crocodile - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher

AWARDS & GRANTS
2007 SMFA Post - Baccalaureate Grant
2001 Millennial Muse: Poets of The New Century Award
Sponsored by Amnesty International

JURIED EVENTS
2012 A New Year's Painting Marathon - The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester, NY, USA
2012 Second Saturday - The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester, NY, USA
2011 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair - Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA
2010 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Buffalo, NY, USA
2009 Second Storie Indie Market, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, USA


Collaborative Artist Projects
2010 Foo Fest, A Wheel Of Fortunes by Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti & Sam Holland will feature my original art wheel wedges!!!!!!! Providence, RI, USA, Saturday August 14th, the festival is from 1PM - 1AM (wheel spinning starts at 7PM)

MEMBERSHIPS
2010 – Present Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA
2006 – 2008 Tampere Artists' Association, Tampere, Finland
2004 – 2005 NYTE ry, Galleria 3H + K, Pori, Finland
1994 – Present Writers & Books, Rochester, NY, USA

OTHER ART WORK
2009 Curator - Poems We Didn't Write - The Blue Guitar Gallery, Easthampton, MA, USA
2008 Gallery Assistant – School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Exhibitions Department - Art handling, storage + inventory of artwork, including INSIDEOUT: The Museum School's Art Sale 2008
2007 Curator – Pimp My Käsityö / Pimp My Handicraft - Haihara Art Center, Tampere, Finland
2001 – 2003 Studio Assistant – AS IS Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

*last update 2/4/2013

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