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Rachel Glittenberg

Using a mix of my imagination, life drawing and photographic references, I borrow elements from history and folklore to explore what it means to be a woman in the 21st Century. The women I paint are at ease with themselves and not generally paying attention to the viewer. I want my women to be challenging to look at, which is why I often paint them face on and close up, producing a feeling of intensity. Their postures and direct gaze are expressions of their sense of self. These figures are powerful yet feminine.

There is great strength in the ability to be vulnerable, which I try to show in my work. It’s not a quality I feel is so much admired in society, almost shied away from. Yet, feminine energy rooted in collaboration, intuition & creativity, go a long way in helping to balance male drives of entrepreneurialism & self reliance.

I am a contemporary painter. Born in London and now living in East Sussex. I attended Wimbledon School of Art and the University of East London, gaining a BA in Fine Art. My work is held in private collections in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, US and Singapore. I have recently been shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize and Towner Art Gallery Sussex Open.

Rachel Glittenberg (b. 1971 UK)

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, MA Arts Administration, 1995
University of East London, London, BA Fine Art, 1990
Wimbledon School of Art, London, Fine Art Foundation, 1989

Group Shows
2017 Coastal Currents Open Studio, St Leonards on Sea
2017 Sussex Open 2017, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London
2017 Facile & Viscous, Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
2016 Christmas Group Show, Rye Art Gallery, Rye
2015 Face The Front, Rye Art Gallery, Rye
2015 Omega Studios, St Leonards on Sea
2013 Group Open Studios, Lambeth Open, London
2013 Charity Group Show, Foreman's Fish Island Gallery, London
2013 Group Open Studios, Dulwich Artists' Open House, London
2012 Group Open Studios, Dulwich Artists' Open House, London
2012 On the Brow of the Hill, Dulwich Park, London
2012 Group Show, Grossmith Gallery, Margate
2012 Group Open Studios, Lambeth Open, London
2011 Beauty in the Real’, Ice House Gallery, London
2011 Group Open Studios, NW10 Group Open Studios, London
2011 Group Open Studios, ArtNW10 Art Trail, London
2011 Brent Art Fair, The Gallery at Willesden Green, London

Solo Shows
2017 Curious Beings, Café Gratitude, St Leonards on Sea
2016 A Selection of Works, In House Junkie, St Leonards on Sea
2013 Landscape of the Human Soul, Audio Lounge, London
2012 Private Open Studio, London
2012 Beauty in the Realm, Romeo Jones, London
2010 The Treehouse, London
2010 The Medicine Garden, Surrey