Artist Bio

Artist Bio

Originally from New York City, I received my BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and MA Drawing from the University of the Arts London. I have exhibited my work both in the Netherlands and abroad, and in public space having realized a number of public art commissions in the Netherlands and in New York City. I have often worked as artist-in-residence, which allows me the opportunity to thoroughly explore and be inspired by a particular location; most recently at Studios at MASS MoCA in 2018, and at Banff Centre for the Arts in 2017, as part of the Arts and the Environment programme of UAL. Currently I am based in the Hague, the Netherlands, where I also teach drawing at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK).




CV Rachel Bacon


Some recent exhibitions and projects include: What Do Landscapes Say? at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL (2020); How the Land Lies at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland (2020); Drawing Research Forum – Autumn 2019 Session, Drawing Room, London, UK (2019); Unfolding Landscape, De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (2018); Independent Residency Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2017); b2 Galerie, Leipzig, DE (2017); Jerwood Drawing Prize, UK (2016); Amsterdam Drawing with Billytown (2015); Centre du Monde, FRAC Bretagne, France (2013); Eb en Overvloed, 38CC, Delft, NL (2013); Imagined Communities, curated by Miguel Amado, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, UK (2013); SeaWorthy, curated by Jean Berberis, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts with the Flux Factory, NYC (2011); Floating World, LMCC, New York City (2011) and One on One, at the House of Arts in Brno, CZ (2010).


Work made for public art commissions includes a memorial for Jewish lawyers deported in WW II for the Palace of Justice in the Hague; an artwork for the Da Costa School in the Hague, and for the Trust for Public Land in New York City. I’ve also been a finalist a number of times for public art projects; for the Department of Culture in New York City, Roomburg in Leiden and the Cambridge Arts Council in Cambridge, MA, USA.