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Rachel Rampleman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Esopus, NY. She received her MFA in Studio Art from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Art & Art Professions after attending the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (BFA in Electronic Media). Best known for her witty and acerbic video work challenging gender stereotypes and constructions of “feminine” identity, her work has been shown in New York at Cleopatra’s, VOLTA NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Flux Factory, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, un(SCENE) Art Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NP Contemporary Art Center, Envoy Enterprises, the Governors Island Art Fair, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, The Warehouse Gallery, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, Tandem, Art Gotham, Rosenburg Gallery, and Cantor Film Center, and nationally at The Warhol Museum, the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, PULSE in Miami, FL, the Fleckenstein Video Art Gallery in Flint, MI, among other venues. Internationally, her work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale (Brooklyn Pavilion, 2012-13) in China, the Chennai Photo Biennale (India), JAM in Bangkok, Thailand, and throughout Europe at S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) and Art Cinema OFFoff (Ghent, Belgium), Monte Arts Centre (Antwerp, Belgium), C/O Berlin, Die Fruhperle, and The Secret Cabinet (Berlin, Germany), and was featured in VIDEONALE.16 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn, Germany). Rachel recently had a solo exhibition on view at These Things Take Time in Ghent, Belgium, and at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as an early career retrospective at The Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA Gallery) in Buffalo, New York. Rachel has also created curatorial projects with Vanessa Albury as The Sun That Never Sets for venues such as The Frank Institute at CR10 in the Hudson Valley and SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC.
Rachel’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Art F City, Paper Magazine, Artnet, DRAIN, eyes toward the dove, HYPERALLERGIC, Gothamist, Berlin Art Parasites, the Fanzine, Seattle Pi, Absolute Arts, ÆQAI, and LeCool Bangkok, among others.