b. 1987, West Palm Beach, FL
Rachel Rossin (b. 1987, West Palm Beach, FL) works in the mediums of painting, computer programming, and installation. She is regarded as a pioneering artist in the field of virtual reality. Most recently she had a solo exhibition titled Peak Performance at Signal Gallery and her work is currently featured at ARS17, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland through January 2018. Recent national and international solo and group exhibitions include My Little Green Leaf, Art in General, Riga, Latvia; Lossy, ZieherSmith, New York, NY; Shelter of a Limping Substrate, Elliot Levenglick, New York, NY; N=7 / The Wake of Heat in Collapse, Signal Gallery, New York, NY; Alt-Facts, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY; and After Us, The New Museum & K11, Shanghai, China, among others. In 2015 she was awarded a Fellowship in Virtual Reality from the New Museum’s incubator, NEW INC, in NYC. Her recent sculptural works explore the body’s presence and absence in the digital world; clear acrylic sheets are printed with altered images of virtual environments, which are then melted with a blowtorch and shaped around Rossin’s body. Rossin is based in New York, NY.