Rachel Meuler, born in Louisville,KY is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked with drawing and painting, sculpture and installation, and costume-oriented performance art. She received her BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1999, her MFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase in 2001, and currently lives and works in New York City.
Meuler has been a visiting artist at Bridgewater State University, as well as an artist in residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Skidmore College, and the Abrons Art Center of the Henry Street Settlement. Her work is included in several slide registries, including the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program, was recognized in the Dave Bown Project 2nd Semiannual Competition, and has been featured in Beautiful Decay, the Queens Gazette, RareModule, Glasschord, Culturehall, and Pure Uncut Candy. Meuler exhibits regularly in New York, and has had solo exhibitions at Rabbit Hole Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, and at Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville, KY.
Her work is informed by the fears and fantasies of contemporary culture. The specimen-like portraits and narratives of hybrid creatures speak to the painful beauty of individual struggle and evolutionary anomalies.