Rachelle Krieger’s paintings focus on the dance between natural phenomena that is invisible (electricity, light waves, wind, air patterns) and the solid elements of earth and landscape. While Krieger hints at elements of landscape across her canvases—spherical shapes for rocks and boulders, dynamic lines climbing up and across the canvas for trees—she is really after an expression of what occurs in the atmosphere, far above ground, and how those occurrences affect what we can see, feel and touch back on the earth’s surface. Through the artist’s unique mixture of materials, applied with her signature expressive and bold brushwork, Krieger tackles what is in constant flux—the sunlight, rain, electrical storms, thunder, wind and air. Krieger’s paintings buzz with atmospheric energy, ultimately stirring and electrifying the air around them.
Born and raised in Queens NY, Rachelle Krieger graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY in 1989 with a BFA and continued her studies at the Art Students League and the New York Studio School in New York City.
Rachelle Krieger’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in numerous galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad, including at Susan Eley Fine Art in NYC, the Heckscher Museum in NY, the Islip Art Museum in NY, the Mark Humphrey Gallery in Southampton NY, Etra Fine Art in Miami FL, the Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston, the Dorian Grey Gallery in NYC, the Simon Gallery in NJ, the Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery in San Francisco, the Wyndy Morehead Gallery in New Orleans, the Karen Mitchell Frank Gallery in Dallas, and the Taylor Jardine Gallery in London.
Krieger’s work has been featured in many publications including WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Two Coats of Paint, TIME Magazine, MODERN Magazine, New York Cottages & Gardens Magazine, HOUSE Magazine, LI Pulse Magazine, and Newsday. Her paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections and can been seen in public spaces throughout the United States including at the Westin Hotel in New Orleans, the Ritz Carlton in DC, the Marriott Marquis in DC, and the Texas State Bank in Houston.
Rachelle Krieger currently works and resides in Port Washington NY and has helped foster her local art community through organizing open studio events, curating exhibits, and participating as lecturer and guest juror for a variety of venues. Krieger currently serves on the Art Advisory Council for the Adler Gallery at the Port Washington Public Library.