Full Artist's statement
Rachael Bohlander, a painter and mixed media artist, resides in Washington, D.C., dividing her time between D.C. and New York City. Ms. Bohlander combines a legal background in international public law and public policy with a strong interest in social justice issues to create works based in architecture, iconography, and popular images, utilizing the tension generated by combining geometric shapes with expressive gesture.
In addition to D.C., Ms. Bohlander has lived and worked in New York, New Orleans, Amsterdam, and Munich, Germany, among other cities. She has traveled extensively solo by motorcycle throughout the U.S. and India, drawing upon those experiences to inform her artwork.
Ms. Bohlander has studied at the Washington Studio School, Washington D.C., and holds an MFA from the New York Studio School.