On today’s show, fine artist, sculptor, and art educator Rachelle Reichert talks about her path to life as an artist. Rachelle discusses the curiosities that drove her to experiment with salt as a medium for sculpture and the research and creative work she does to bring together art and ecology. All this month, we are celebrating the 15-year anniversary of visual arts non-profit Root Division. Tune in for stories from some of their amazing alumni, artists the organization has supported to further their mission of connecting creativity and community in San Francisco and beyond.
Rachelle Reichert is a visual artist and art educator living and working in San Francisco, California. She creates drawings and sculptures to explore social and ecological concerns caused by technology. Rachelle has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the German Consulate in New York City, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, Southern Exposure, and Mills College Art Museum. In 2017, Rachelle presented her artwork at the California Climate Change Symposium, the San Francisco State of the Estuary Conference, the American Geophysical Union Meeting and has been granted a Research Ambassadorship from Planet’s Labs to create anthropocentric climate-related artwork. Her work has been reviewed and published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Make Magazine, and New American Paintings. She earned her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA and a BFA from Boston University.