Rachel Ostrow | Twist of Her World

Rachel Ostrow
All That Was Promised By The Stars, 2019
Oil on panel
24 x 20 inches
$3,000
Rachel Ostrow
Dreams of Invisibility, 2018
Oil on panel
20 x 24 inches
$3,000
Rachel Ostrow
Triumph, 2017
Oil on panel
36 x 42 inches
$5,000
Rachel Ostrow
One Fine Day, 2017
Oil on panel
16 x 18
$2,500
She Keeps Her Secrets, 2017
23 x 19 inches
photopolymer
edition of 19
 
The World Keeps Turning, 2017
25 x 27 inches
photopolymer
edition of 30

 
Twist of Fate, 2017
30 x 23 1/2 inches 
photopolymer 
edition of 7
2017

Rachel Ostrow (b. 1977) is a Brooklyn-based printer and printmaker. Ostrow’s paintings use movement and light to explore space and form, and skirt the line between abstraction and representation. Although her works are ambiguous, they feel recognizable, familiar, and/or iconic. By hinting at the identifiable yet remaining elusive, the works use abstraction to be suggestive and to engage the viewer’s imagination. Ostrow’s process is physical, improvisational, and playful; she paints with a squeegee, and unearths images by pushing around layers of transparent paint.

Ostrow earned a B.A. in fine arts from Wesleyan University, a post-baccalaureate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an M.F.A. in painting from Hunter College. She has had solo exhibitions at 42 Social Club (Lyme, CT), Sunday Takeout (Brooklyn, NY), The Kenan Center (Lockport, NY), John Davis Gallery, (Hudson, NY), Saffron (Brooklyn, NY), Todojunto Gallery (Barcelona, Spain), and The Plant (Buffalo, NY). Ostrow has also participated in group exhibitions in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Montreal, Dublin, Joshua Tree, and Great Barrington.