Rachel Berman

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Study for A Saint About To Fall, 2000-2004. Collection of Lynda Walker and Jason Weedmark
Rachel Berman
Born Susan King
1946
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died May 28, 2014
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality American-Canadian
Known for Painting

Rachel Berman, born in 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, is an American-Canadian painter and children's book illustrator. She has lived and worked in Canada, the United States, and Ireland.[1]

Her paintings have been likened to the poems of Leonard Cohen,[2] the plays of Harold Pinter,[3] and "a season's worth of Masterpiece Theatre episodes."[4] The mysterious figures and hidden stories glimpsed in her paintings are a reflection of the mysteries Berman has unravelled in her own life. Once known as Susan King, she discovered her original birth name, birth date, and the names of her biological parents several years ago.[5] This experience led her to reclaim her long-lost name.

Rachel Berman lived in Victoria, BC.

Exhibitions[edit]

Berman has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally. Rachel Berman is represented by Ingram Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

International Art Fairs

2009 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2003 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001 Toronto International Art Fair, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog’

2008 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Hourglass’

2006 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘In a Station in a Metro’

2005 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Or There or Elsewhere’

2003 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘An Optimism Under Heaven’

2001 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Travelling’

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ‘Owles | Sniderhan | Berman’

2009 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Summer Series’

2009 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Works on Paper’

2005 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Toy Box’

2004 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Stumble Home - with Jon Claytor’

2004 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Greyscale’

2004 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Life of the Party’

2003 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘The Water Project - 67% Bodies of Water’

2002 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Outside In’

2002 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Figure Out’

2001 Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON, ‘Cinematic Situation’

2000 Ingram Fine Art, Toronto, ON, ‘Artists for the New Millennium’

Children's books[edit]

Rachel Berman is the illustrator of the following books:

In 2009, and again in 2013, Rachel was nominated for the Governor General's award for English Language Children's Literature-Illustration.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McClelland.com Author Spotlight: Rachel Berman
  2. ^ Robert Amos, "On Art," November 2001
  3. ^ Betty Ann Jordan, Toronto Life Magazine, September 2003
  4. ^ Betty Ann Jordan, Toronto Life Magazine, September 2003
  5. ^ Brian Grison. "Show and Tell: Rachel Berman: Recent Works," FOCUS Magazine, December 2008
  6. ^ http://www.canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2009/wi128999467161854957.htm

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