Artist Statement

My surfaces are varied and painterly, ranging from oil to acrylic, encaustic to resin, mixed media to watercolor. My sense of design is direct and inventive. While I create art related to psychological, social, and historical themes, I am equally challenged by pure abstraction.

I am an experimental artist, allowing the process to guide my exploration. I love encaustic, as the molten wax encourages spontaneity, malleability and the opportunity for the direct translation of emotion. I live to be a spiritual traveler, between ancient and modern, serious and frivolous, simple and complex both in form and content. 


Rachelle Mark was born in New York and lived in Utah before settling down in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. at UCLA, and both her BFA and MFA at Otis Art Institute. As a longstanding member of the Los Angeles art scene she has had solo shows in galleries in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Bergamot, and has participated in numerous group shows both in California and internationally. She has permanent work on the 4th floor of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. She has had numerous commissions, including 6 large-scale paintings for the Library Minyan at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, and one for Magic Johnson, of the Los Angeles Lakers, She has taught high school art, and taught at the American Jewish University, and Everywomen’s Village.

Rachelle Mark currently serves as Co-President of LAPS (Los Angeles Print-making Society), and national organization of print-makers, Vice-President of   CAA( Collage Artists of America)  Board member in charge of speakers programs for meeting and a member of JAI (Jewish Artists Initiative) and Artist Co-op7. She now gives private lessons in her studio, and holds workshops in the Los Angeles area.

Education:
1991 MFA - Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA 
1989 Graduate studies - Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1981 BFA - Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA 
1970 BA Psychology - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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