Rachael Tarravechia

Rachael Tarravechia

Rachael Tarravechia (b. 1995, UnitedStates) received a B.F.A. in painting from The Savannah College of Art andDesign, Savannah, Georgia in the spring of 2018. She has exhibited her work internationally in the United States, Hong Kong, and France. Her work investigates the threshold of private versus public, and aim to capture fleeting, intimate moments.  Moments where the room was just previously occupied, and now there are no people, no phones, no cameras, yet the aura of humanity still lingers. Tarravechia lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  

Originally from Charlotte in North Carolina, Brooklyn-based Rachael Tarravechia pursued a BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. Post-graduation and she moved to New York to work as a studio assistant for various artists before eventually finding her feet in the industry and going out on her own. Now working as a full-time artist, Rachael has exhibited her works internationally across the US, Hong Kong and France, with a current show entitled Wish You Were Here held at LAUNCH F18 in the city. She's also currently represented by the female-run Tchotchke Gallery – with her second solo exhibition in New York taking place in January next year.

Rachael's creations are both bountiful and meticulous as they depict the intricate details of the home. However, these interior scenes appear slightly off; they're warped, weird and impossibly colourful. The bathroom tiles, towels and lipsticks are lined up in abundance as they're sprinkled with vibrancy, glitter, patterns, luxury goods and a surrealist sense of perspective. "I find a lot of my inspiration through viewing old homes – whether I'm physically in the space taking photos or looking through vintage Architectural Digest magazines from the '80s," she tells us. "I also draw inspiration from disco, love songs, horror moves and quirky little items in the dollar store."

-Ayla Angelos, "Rachael Tarravechia's paintings are uneasy, sinister and satisfying", Creative Boom (2021)

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
The Ecstasy of Saint Britney, New York
June 11 - July 29, 2022


Solo Exhibitions:


2020


The Viewing Room, Online Show, Launch F18, New York


2018


All That Glitters, Chinatown Soup, New York


2017


Thank You!!, Chinatown Soup, New York


Group Exhibitions:


2022


The Ecstasy of Saint Britney, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York


2021


New York Isn’t F*cking Dead, Tchotchke Gallery, New York


Of Decadence and decay, Marley Smit SVA Thesis, New York


Launch F18 10 Years, Launch F18, New York


2020


The Secret Garden, Bobblehaus, New York


Spring/Break In Excess, Spring/Break Art Fair, New York


2019


My Hollywood Mirror, Launch F18, New York


WEAVE: Pattern in Three Dimensions, Arts Brookfield, New York


Got It for Cheap, The Hole, New York


Ultralight Beams, The Mount Analogue, Seattle, WA


Sublime Banality, Here/There Gallery, Portland, OR


2018


The Shadowman meets The Feminine, Contra Gallery, New York


Speed Dating, Bomb Pop!Up, New York


SCAD BFA Painting Showcase, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA


FIX, Welmont Venues, Savannah, GA


Alexander Collective Salon Show, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA


Port City Review Exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA


Winter Student Showcase, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA


2017


Open Studio Exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA


SCAD DeFINE Art Winter Showcase, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA


2016


International Group Open Studio, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France


SCAD Student Showcase, SCAD Hong Kong, Sham SHui Po, HK