Racheli Shatil
Mix media sculptor
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Rachel Shatil

Artistic statement:

The work reflects post war trauma and family loss.

Some of the pieces can be described as mementos of a lost past.

The pieces are largely figurative, although the figures themselves are often merely implied.

The human component is presented through the choice of materials and techniques. Found objects, loaded with significance, combined with traditional materials are assembled, modified, restructured, stuffed, glued, sewn, or braided together. My techniques deliberately indicate a therapeutic process. The final product is generally ambiguous, allowing a wide range of interpretations.

Biography:

Rachel Shatil was born in a kibbutz in Israel in and graduated Theater Directing and Sociology at Tel Aviv University. She worked as a theater director, art director, and drama instructor both in Israel and the United States. Her theater company, the Portal Theater Company, performed on Boston stages in the late 90s and early 2000s and received great reviews in local media. Her career as a visual artist started a few years ago when she began attending visual art classes in various institutions, including the Mass College of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Elliot School. Today, Rachel is an active artist working from her studio in Jamaica Plain and showing in different galleries mostly in the eastern United States. Rachel is a member of two Boston galleries, Galatea and the Atlantic Works Gallery.

Group and Solo Exhibitions (selected):

Walking The Earth

Galatea Fine Arts Gallery

460 Harrison Ave, Boston, Ma

Procession

Atlantic Works Gallery

East Boston, MA

2015

New Members Show

Atlantic Works Gallery

East Boston, MA

2015

Boston Biennial

Atlantic Works Gallery

East Boston, MA

2014

Memory Palace

Nave Gallery Annex

Somerville, MA

2013

The Knit Art House

Nave Gallery Annex

Somerville, MA

2013

Meta

Gallery 263

Cambridge, MA

2013

FireFest Juried Show

StarWorks

Star, NC

2013

Jamaic Plain Juried Show

The Footlight Club

Jamaica Plain, MA

2012

Boston Biennial

Spencer Lofts Gallery

Chelsea, MA

2012

Praise for Rachel:

I have chosen the work of Rachel Shatil, because it feels to me warm-hearted and it breaks with formality. It is like the summation of many things in a few words. It captures wonderful moments, causing this simple and wild image to hold all of the humanity possible in an inanimate object.”

Francisco Bassim, representative to the 2015 Venice Biennale

email: racheli@rcn.com