Eleanor Rahim

Eleanor Rahim

New York, NY, United States

About Eleanor Rahim

Eleanor Rahim was born in London. Always drawing and painting as a child, she eventually went on to obtain a Foundation Course in Art and Design and a BA (Hons) Graphic Design. Since relocating to New York City in 2007, Rahim has been recognized by The Art Students League of New York and was awarded the prestigious Red Dot commendation in her first group show. In short time she gained a number of collectors. Rahim has had the privilege to study with color field abstract painter Ronnie Landfield at the League, figurative artist Jon DeMartin at the classical atelier, Grand Central Academy of Art and Rick Piloco at Chelsea Classical Studio to name a few. Rahim lives in Manhattan and works in her studio in Long Island City, Queens.

I make order from the disordered world around me. It is my desire to evoke a positive feeling and sense of peace in what can be a troubled world, environmentally, socially and politically. I am inspired by texture, abstracted shapes, color, reflections, beauty, decay and renewal from my urban environment in New York City and travel to the ocean particularly Barbados and Cornwall, UK. The paintings take on a life of their own and settle into a harmonious order born of time, patience, movement, music and emotion. A version of reality results, stimulating the viewer’s imagination and allowing for their participation in the creative process. Motion, flow, energy, balance, grace. Those instinctive elements, apparent in my abstract paintings, are key components of my figurative works. I am fascinated by the engineering and design embodied in the human form. Continuous classical study as a foundation combined with my instinct for freedom of expression has found its way into my figurative work.

Education

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Foundation Course in Art and Design

Continuing Ed
2018 Chelsea Classical Studio – Rick Piloco – portraiture in 3 hours oil painting
2017 School of Visual Arts – Emily Weiner – Contemporary Painting Lab
2017 Art Students League of New York - Rachel Wren – abstraction with color
2017 Chelsea Classical Studio – Rick Piloco – portraiture in 3 hours oil painting
2016 Chelsea Classical Studio – Rick Piloco – portraiture in 3 hours oil painting
2015 Art Students League of New York – Peter Cox – human skin oil painting
2015 Art Students League of New York - Anki King - experimenting with oil paint
2014 Grand Central Academy of Art – Mason Sullivan – anatomy
2013 Grand Central Academy of Art – Jon DeMartin – figure drawing
2012 Grand Central Academy of Art – Jon DeMartin – figure drawing
2012 Grand Central Academy of Art – Justin Wood – cast drawing
2012 Art Students League of New York – Ephraim Rubenstein – oil painting
2012 School of Visual Arts – Peter Hristoff - Drawing and painting marathons
2011 Art Students League of New York – Brandon Soloff – portrait, oil painting
2011 Fashion Institute of Technology – Jacqui Morgan - watercolor
2010/11 Grand Central Academy of Art – Jon DeMartin - figure drawing
2008/09 Art Students League of New York – Ronnie Landfield – abstract painting
2008/09 Art Students League of New York – Dan Thompson, Jon DeMartin – figure drawing

Exhibitions

Solo

2012 The Cedars Inn – Beaufort, NC
2012 Sarreid Showroom – High Point, NC
2011 The Good Gallery - Kent, CT
2010 Engel & Volkers - Southampton, NY
2010 The Badge Building, NY

Group
2019 Studio34 Gallery, New York
2019 LIC-A Members Showcase – Plaxall Gallery, New York
2019 Dream Again – Plaxall Gallery, New York
2019 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2018 Studio34 Gallery, New York
2018 Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself - The Cigar Factory, New York
2018 Postcard Fundraiser – Plaxall Gallery, New York
2018 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2017 Figure & Form – ArtProv Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2017 Studio34 Gallery, New York
2017 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2016 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2016 Studio34 Gallery, New York
2016 Flavors of LIC – Crescent Grill, New York
2015 ArtProv Gallery, Art Spectrum Miami
2015 Holiday Show – ArtProv Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2015 LICArtists - Falchi Building, NY
2015 Clothing Optional - ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI
2015 Made at Reis Studios - Experimental Space, NY
2015 LICArtists - The Paper Factory Hotel, NY
2015 Open Studios - Reis Studios, NY
2014 Untitled – Experimental Space, NY
2014 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA
2014 LICArtists Citigroup Showcases, NY
2013 Fountain Art Fair – Armory, NY
2013 Open Studios – Reis Studios, NY
2013 Concours – Art Student’s League of New York
2012 Capturing Time – Space Womb, NY
2012 In The Place We Live – M55 Gallery, NY
2012 Open Studios – Reis Studios, NY
2011 Behr Thyssen Gallery – Hudson, NY
2011 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA
2010 Small Works – Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
2010 Behr Thyssen Gallery – Hudson, NY
2010 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA
2010 Tides Gallery, Barbados, West Indies
2009 Visible/Invisible Exhibition – Holiday Inn, NY
2009 Open Studios – Reis Studios, NY
2009 Open Studios in conjunction with The Armory Show – Crane Street Studios, NY
2009 Concours – Art Students League of New York
2009 Change Exhibition – Flushing Town Hall, NY
2008 LICArtists Exhibition – (temporary gallery), NY
2008 Red Dot Show – Art Students League of New York
2008 Concours – Art Students League of New York