February 19 – March 20, 2016
Common Ground Gallery
Rachel Hamel’s small sculptural paintings facilitate visual and tactile encounters while encouraging the exploration of themes such as distance, home, place, displacement, and landscape.
About the artist: Rachel Hamel is an artist living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally from a small town in rural Wisconsin, she spent over four years living and teaching in Dubai before moving to Baltimore in 2014. Her work has been selected for multiple juried graduate exhibitions at the Maryland Institute college of Art. She is a recipient of the Hoffberger Foundation Scholarship, a semi-‐finalist for the Trawick Prize, and her work was selected as best in show in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Honors Art Show. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and is a 2016 M.F.A. Candidate in the Leroy E. Hoffberger Painting Program at Maryland Institute College of Art.