Printmaker

Rachel Gracey is a contemporary printmaker, working primarily in lithography and lino print. She has developed her hallmark style of landscape printing inspired by seasonal changes in the natural world around her. Rachel’s prints reflect a mature understanding of lithographic processes and traditions, displaying demanding technical skill and complex layers of chromatic juxtaposition.


Rachel is interested in the power of line, shape and colour to convey her home landscapes through the changing cycles of the year. Her monumental lithographs have abstract qualities that emphasize spatial relationships between natural forms, and the changing experiences of familiar places in different lights and seasons. At the core of her practise we find nature in all its undulating forms - from the roiling seas off the British Isles, to pastoral landscapes, tended parks and more recently, the rugged terrain of California. Rachel contrasts the free flowing forms of nature with the more geometric silhouettes of architecture and townscapes. Landscape, for Gracey, is a means of articulating a sense of place, identity and memory.


After studying fine art at Bristol, Rachel specialized in printmaking. She gained an MA in Printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art, where her lithographs were awarded the Michael Putnam Prize. Rachel belonged to the avant garde Artichoke Print Workshop in Brixton, from 1995-2007, assembling an innovative and varied portfolio. She has exhibited at major London galleries, including The Royal Academy, The Barbican, Bankside, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, The Groucho Club, The Mall and as a Hunting Art Prize Finalist at The Royal College.

 

 In March 2019 Rachel was elected an RE by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

 

Rachel Gracey now works from a garden studio at her home having installed a Mann Direct Press which enables her to focus on  lithography which is her chief passion.



Galleries representing Gracey's Work:


Zuleika Gallery  


Bankside Gallery
https://www.banksidegallery.com/

For Arts Sake Gallery 



Selected Exhibition Venues and Awards since 2013


Solo Show -  'Pacific Coast' Zuleika Gallery London                  2020

London Original Print Fair with Zuleika Gallery and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers

Royal Academy, Piccadily                                                              2020

'Art from the Heart' NHS Charity Online Exhibition, 

Zuleika Gallery                                                                                2020

                 

MAXI Print Berlin  Galerie Kuchling                                              2019 -2020

The Masters 'Relief'  Bankside Gallery                                         2019

Works on Paper   Zuleika Gallery London                                   2019

Once Upon a Time   North Wall Gallery Oxford                          2019


Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair                                              2018

The Masters 'Screen and Stone'      Bankside Gallery               2018

 - and awarded the TN Lawrence Prize

National Original Print Show    Bankside Gallery                       2018

London Original Print Fair     Royal Academy London              2018 / 2019

Solo Show -     SAID Business School, Oxford                            2018

Solo Show -    South South-West, Zuleika Gallery London      2018

Print Rebels      Touring Show   Bankside Gallery                          2018

                                                  The Burton Gallery

                                                  Chapel Arts Cheltenham 

                                                  Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge                                                         

To the Lighthouse    Radley College, Abingdon                        2018


Solo Show -    A Walk in the Parks, Zuleika Gallery Oxford   2017

The RE @ For Arts Sake Gallery 2017/18

  - Heatherley Open Studio Prize                                                 2017

  - Canns Down Press Prize                                                         2017

The Jiangsu Dialogue    Bankside  Gallery                                2017

St Ives    Zuleika Gallery Oxford                                                  2017

6th Guanlan International Print Biennial     China                    2017

RE Original Prints     Bankside  Gallery                                       2017 / 18 / 19


Solo Show -    Branca  Oxford                                                    2016

The Original Print Show    Zillah Bell Gallery                             2015

Cutting Wood    Hepworth Wakefield Gallery                            2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition                                           2015

Wiseman Gallery   Oxford                                                             2014

The Discerning Eye    The Mall                                                     2013


Collections

The Royal Collection of Her Majesty The Queen 

The British Museum London

The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

The Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Guanlan Printmaking Museum China


Articles



http://www.re-printmakers.com