CONTACT

rafkelman (at) gmail.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

“Relative Material,” NurtureArt, Brooklyn NY, 2017

“Where Do We Stand,” The Drawing Center, New York, 2017

 “Hibernating Plan,” The Drawing Center, New York, 2016

“Son: Signal of Authority,” InCube Arts, New York, 2016

"Language and Misunderstanding," CUNY James Gallery, New York, 2016

"Cottage Industry," Booklyn, Brooklyn NY, 2016

 "Thesis Exhibition," Hunter College 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, 2015

  "Turning Inward," Artist's Space Book and Talks, New York, 2015

  "Failing to Levitate," Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 2014 

 "Strength in Numbers," SCOPE Art Fair, Miami FL, 2011

"Abstract Friends," Buoy Gallery, Kittery ME, 2009

"Rest In Peace Home Depot," TTM Gallery, Brattleboro VT, 2008

PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS AND ARTIST TALKS

“Whiteboard Animation,” (lecture/performance) NurtureArt, Brooklyn, 2017

“The Alexamenos Graffito,” (lecture/performance), Beta-Local, San Juan, 2017

“New York Flower Festival,” (screening) Essex Flowers, New York, 2016

WMYN Coffeehouse (performance event organized in collaboration with Mary Walling Blackburn) Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 2014

"How I Became A Painter," (performance) The Painting Center, New York, 2013

"Skowhegan Performs," (performance) Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, 2011

"Rehearsal," (performance) Launchpad, Brooklyn, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

         Hunter College, New York /// 2012-2015

         MFA in Studio Art, Concentration in Combined Media

 

         School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston /// Spring 2008

 

         Marlboro College, Marlboro VT /// 2005-2009
         BA in Religion and Visual Art

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

         Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York /// 2016-2017

 

         Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME /// 2011

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