Rachel Van Wylen

Education
2009                  MFA cum laude, Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY            
2008                    Art Students League, New York, NY (figure drawing and painting courses) 
2007                   BA summa cum laude, Art and English, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
                                                                               

Teaching
2012-2015             Assistant Professor of Art, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI
2010-2012             Faculty, Boston Trinity Academy, Boston, MA
2011                       Teacher, Menino Arts Center, Boston, MA
2009-2010            Art Teacher, Beacon Christian Academy, Beverly, MA

Awards and Residencies
2015                       Winner of the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition, Frederick Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
2014                        Residency, Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy

                                Finalist, Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
2013                        Ruth Katzman Scholarship, Residency, Vytlacil Campus of the Art Students League, New York, NY
2008                      Tedd Bayley Award, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
2007                       National Merit Scholarship

Exhibition Record
2015                      87th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
                              New York Academy of Art Alumni Show, Studio 7, Barnesville, NJ

2014                        Statewide Fine Art Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
                                 
International Exhibition in Assisi, Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy
                                 
Extremities, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                                 
Silver Medal Exhibition, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

2013                         Lansing Art Gallery Holiday Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
                                 New York Academy of Art Alumni Show, Studio 7, Barnesville, NJ
                                 
Statewide Fine Art Competition: The Power of Portraits, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

 2011                        Arts Affair at Marina Bay’s Ribbon Winners Exhibit, Akillian Gallery, Canton, MA
                                
Parker Hill Branch Exhibit, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

 2010                       Third Annual Fall Exhibition, The Terrace Room at Park Street Church, Boston, MA
                                 Still Life Menagerie, Preston Cutler Room of Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham,
                                 South Hamilton, MA

2009                      A Figurative Reconstruction, MFA Exhibition at the New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2008                      Summer Dresses, Jenks Learning Resource Center at Gordon College, Wenham, MA

2007                      Angles of Observation: A Study in Self-Portraiture, Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon
                               College, Wenham, MA

2006                     Image and Text: Biblical Narrative Banners from the Gordon in Orvieto Program, Istituto San
                               Lodovico, Orvieto, Italy

 Commissions
2012                      Lost in Thought, Center for Christian Studies, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
2011                       Four New England Landscapes, Lakeshore Surgical Associates, Holland, MI

Collections    
2012                      Massasoit Community College, Donated through The Art Connection, Canton, MA
                              Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI