Rachael McArthur

Rachael McArthur

brooklyn, NY, United States

About Rachael McArthur

Rachael McArthur is a lens based artist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work involves performance, video, sculpture and her alter ego Blanche Dumont. She uses her work to explore cultural ideals of feminine beauty, kink, BDSM, and sexuality. She has graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a BFA in Photography and a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a MFA.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design MFA 2019

Ontario College of Art and Design Univerity BFA 2014

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020

Hot Dreams, Analog Film Photography Association. Orlando, Florida.

2016

Family, Folklore Museum of Ioannina, Photometria Festival. Ioannina, Greece.



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

My Queer Valentine, Target Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia

2019

Pulse Miami Art Fair. Miami, Florida.

Expounding, Carrie Able Gallery. Brooklyn, New York.

Lens. Carrie Able Gallery. Brooklyn New York.

In Close Range. Clamp Art. Manhattan, New York.

Risd Graduate Show. Rhode Island Convention Centre. Providence, Rhode Island

2018

Photosphere Festival, Patmos, Greece

Photosphere Festival, Paros, Greece

2017

In Close Range, Clamp Art, New York, New York

New Photography Grad Show, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

9 of Us, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

Group Exhibition, Emerging Arts Australia. Melbourne, Australia.

Singular/Signature, Centre for Fine Art Photography. Colorado, United States.

2016
Salon Show, Black Cat Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

Works on Paper, Project Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

about-face, Black Cat Gallery, CONTACT Photography Festival. Toronto, Canada.

SHE, Sweet Art. London England.

Hand Maid, Sweet Art. London England.

2015
Faith Awards, Photometria Festival, Athanasiadis House. Athens Greece.

Faith Awards, Photometria Festival. OKTO Photo Gallery. Thessaloniki, Greece.

SeeMe Digital Group Show, Louvre. Paris, France.

Salon Show Part 2, Candid Arts Trust. London, England.

Y NOT?, Sweet Art/Espacio Gallery. London, England.

Outsider Art Exhibition, Candid Arts Trust. London, England.

Unifi Photo Show, Gallery 116. Stoke-on-Trent, England.

2014

Dissemination, Hive Emerging Gallery. Waterford, Ireland.

OCADU Photography Group Exhibition, Artscape. Toronto, Canada.

OCADU Grad Ex, Ontario College of Art and Design University. Toronto, Canada.

Census, Project Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

Grand Opening Show, Art Yard. Toronto, Canada

Super Sci-Fi Show, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

2013

The Monster Show, Super Wonder Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

Art Gallery Expo 2, Tattoo Rock Parlour. Toronto, Canada

2012

Art Gallery Expo, Devil’s Martini. Toronto, Canada.
Monochrome/Polychrome, Le Pave d’Orsay Gallery. Paris, France.
Iseamonster Group Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, Canada.

Art Official Congress, Norman Felix Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

2011

R_AMP Rising Amplification, Amsterdam Brewery Gallery. Toronto, Canada

2010

Facets of a Face, Studio 561. Toronto, Canada.

Awards and Prizes

2017 T.C Colliey Award of Excellence
2015 Photometria Photography Festival “Faith” Award Winner

Lectures

2015 Alternative image making seminar, Photometria Festival

2015 The Family in photography lecture, Photometria Festival

2019 Guest Lecture RISD



Artists Residencies

2019 Carrie Able Gallery

2016 Arteles Creative Centre



Selected Publications

2016 SHE exploring the construct of Femininity publication

2015 SeeMe Exposure Award Publication

2015 Beautiful Decay Artist Feature

2012 Isea Monster Exhibition Book

2011 Isea Monster Travelling Sketchbook



Public Collections
Ontario College of Art and Design University Printmaking Archive