Bio

Rachel Gregor is a fine artist living and working in Kansas City, MO.  She graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 and has studied abroad at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.  She was born and raised in Minnesota.

Working in traditional mediums such as oil paint, gouache, and chalk pastel, Gregor seeks to create psychological portraits of young girls that tip-toe between the line of realism and artificiality.  The figures are caught in a single moment between the mundane and the melodramatic; wide-eyed and wistful, the girls become frozen in a state somewhere between boredom and shock. 


 

Education 
 

2012 Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting

2011 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy - Drawing & Conservation



 

Solo & Group Exhibitions


2021
The Grand Salon, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Unconquerable Women, Martha’s Contemporary, Austin, TX
Run, Run Quiet, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO
2021 Kansas City Flatfile,  Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Roulette: Rachel Gregor, Global Jet Capital headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland (
Solo)
Moleskine Project X, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Lush, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, NY

2020
Other Places - Fairy Fruit, The Yard Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)


2018
Run Riot: A PLUG Projects Salon, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO

2018 Kansas City Flatfile,  Artspace, Kansas City, MO

 

2017
Wallflowers: New works by Sarah Bogosh, Grace Chin & Rachel Gregor; Wonder Fair, Lawrence, KS

 

2016
2016 Kansas City Flatfile,  Artspace, Kansas City, MO

Memory: A Juried Exhibition, Leedy Voulkos, Kansas City, MO


2014
Barred Meadows, Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO (
Solo)

YWAs: Young Woman Artist, Wonder Fair, Lawrence, KS

 

2013
Figure Obscura, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

One, Two, Vulpes Bastille Studios, Kansas City, MO

Open Studios, Paragraph Gallery/Town Pavilion, Kansas City, MO

 

2012
Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 Kansas City Flat File,  Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2012 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Dodge Painting Building, Kansas City, MO

2012 B.F.A. Exhibition, Artspace, Kansas City, MO

XOXO Salon Show, Spray Booth Gallery - Kansas City, MO

 



Interviews & Publications

ArtMaze Magazine, Anniversary Issue 25, Curated Selection, November 2021

Flow Magazine, German Edition, Featured Artist, 2021

Flow Magazine, Issue 5, Featured Artist, June 2020

 

Nafziger, Christina, The Color Of Nostalgia: Interview With Rachel Gregor, create! Magazine (online), May 25, 2021

Krysa, Danielle, Rachel Gregor, The Jealous Curator (online), January 2021

create! Special Edition Women’s Issue, Featured Artist, May 2020

 

The Point Magazine, The Real Lolita, accompanying illustrations, September 2019


create! Magazine, Issue 10, Featured Artist, July 2018

 

Rachel Gregor, Flowers From Home, A Collection of Illustrated Native Wildflowers from Minnesota to Missouri., Oddities Prints, Kansas City, MO, 2016

Informality, informalityblog.com, Roof Chill Episode 2 - Rachel Gregor, October 2016

 

Jordan Edwards, jordanedwardsmedia.com, Art on Camera - Rachel Gregor, March 2016


 

Honors/ Awards
 

2016 Memory: A Juried Exhibition Honorable Mention

2012 - 2013 Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project Studio Resident

2012 Magic Sock Grant 

2010 - 2012 Dean’s List - Kansas City Art Institute 

2008-2012 KCAI Merit Award