Rachel Wolfson Smith

ig. @wolfsonsmith


About the work. Rachel Wolfson Smith’s drawings focus on the cycles and patterns that overlap in nature and the mind.


b. Baltimore, MD

lives/works in Austin, TX


Select solo exhibitions.

2019 Reenactments of a Perpetual Cycle. Two-person exhibition with Edison Peñafiel. 100W Corsicana. Corsicana, TX

2019 Surround Sound. Fort Worth Art Center, main gallery. Fort Worth, TX

2018   We can see through time. Two-person collaboration with Matt Rebholz. ICOSA. Austin, TX

2017   Little Fires. Pump Project. Austin, TX

2016   Midas. grayDUCK Gallery. Austin, TX

2015   Victory Lap. Project Space. Salem, OR

2015   Cops + Robbers. Stumptown. Portland, OR

2015   Itinerant. Stumptown. Portland, OR

2013   Kenar/Edge. Halka Sanat. Istanbul, Turkey

2013   Another Place. Two-person exhibition. Gallery at the Jupiter. Portland, OR

2013   Egypt in Passing. Werner Center, Western Oregon University. Monmouth, OR

2012   Glass Wall. Babayan Culture House. Ibrahimpasa, Turkey

2011   Grit. SoFA Gallery, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2005   Thesis Show. Brown Center and Decker Gallery. MICA. Baltimore, MD


Select group exhibitions.

2019 Coast to Coast with Colony + Design Milk. Neue House. New York, NY

2019 Vignette Art Fair. The Women’s Museum Building, Fair Park. curator: Leslie Moody Castro. Dallas, TX

2019 Faster Faster! Wignaw Museum of Contemporary Art. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2018   Crit Group. grayDUCK gallery. curators: Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Andrea Mellard, Sterling Allen. Austin, TX

2018   Artspace111. curator Christina Rees. Fort Worth, TX

2017   Good Mourning Tis of Thee. curators: Alyssa Taylor Wendt/Sean Gaulager. CoLab, Demo Gallery. Austin, TX

2017   Living for the City. curator: Philip Rogers. Gallery 701, The Long Center. Austin, TX

2017   Naissance. curator Philip Rogers. Gallery 701, The Long Center. Austin, TX

2017   Friend of a Friend. curator: Roberto Jackson Harrington. Pump Project Gallery. Austin, TX

2016   12th Annual People's Gallery Exhibition. City Hall. Austin, TX

2016   Red Dot. Women & Their Work. Austin, TX

2016   Art City Austin Art Fair, grayDUCK booth. Austin, TX

2015   The Blend. Smith Fine Arts. Salem, OR

2012   Being There. Buckham Gallery. Flint, MI

2012   Through the Needle's Eye. EMP Collective. Baltimore, MD

2011   The Child Ballads Show Pt II. Union Docks. New York, NY

2011   Area Show I. SoFA Galley, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2011   National Wet Paint Exhibition. Zhou B. Art Center. Chicago, IL

2010   Visual Overload. The Fuller Projects. Bloomington, IN

2010   2DA. Low Road Gallery. Greencastle, IN

2010   The Child Ballads Show Pt I. The G-Spot. Baltimore, MD

2010   Area Show. SoFA Gallery, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2008   Prince and Pilgrim. Coach House. West Yorkshire, England



2019 Glasstire, William Sarradet

2019 Corsicana Daily Sun, Guy Chapman

2019 Top 5, Glasstire

2019 Art Daily News, Jose Villarreal

2019 Corsicana Daily Sun, Staff

2019 Los Angeles Times, Sandra Barrera

2019 Glasstire, Brandon Zech

2019 Design Milk, Emily Rae Pellerin / Colony

2018 Vasari 21, Ann Landi

2018 Sightlines, Jean Claire van Ryzin

2018 Austin Chronicle, Melany Jean

2018   Sightlines, Lindsey Reynolds

2018   Austin Chronicle, Tatiana Ryckman

2016   Glass Tire, Kathleen Brady Stimpert

2016   American Statesman, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

2016 Austin 360, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

2016   The Austin Chronicle, Sam Anderson-Ramos

2016   Aether Magazine, Rachel Koper

2016   Austin 360, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

2016   Daily Serving, Mailee Hung

2016   Supersonic, Zach Tutor

2015   Booooooom, Jeff Hamada

2015   Inspiration Hut


Artist Residencies.

2019 100W Corsicana. Corsicana, TX

2017   Austin Fire Department Residency. Austin, TX

2013   Halka Sanat. Istanbul, Turkey

2012   Babyan Culture House. Ibrahimpasa, Turkey



2011   MFA Indiana University, painting. Bloomington, IN

2005   BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, painting. Baltimore, MD

2003   Study abroad. Sorrento, Italy



2019 Residency funding. 100W Corsicana

2018   Community Initiatives Grant. Austin, TX

2018   Capacity Building Grant. Austin, TX

2016   Public Project and Residency, Austin Fire Department and Art in Public Places. Austin, TX

2015   Eyes Got It. Austin, TX

2009 Fellowship: Indiana University. Bloomington, IN

2007   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant: following the Corot trail. Italy



2017   Iron & Air, Adam Fitzgerald

2017   Ride Texas Magazine, Jeida Mitchell

2016   Motorcycle Film Festival 

2016   Freee Ber

2015   INDA-9, Manifest Gallery

2013   INDA-8, Manifest Gallery

2011   INPA-2, Manifest Gallery

2011   Canvas Creative Arts Magazine

Select Collections.

Kiki Smith, artist

Carly Murphy, VP Sotheby’s

Austin Fire Department

Austin Art in Public Places

Nelson Partners, Architects