What is your name: RACHEL BLACK
Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: SELF TAUGHT
What is the style of your pieces: DARKER SIDE OF THINGS WITH A SINSTER FEELWhat started you on your path as an artist: MY FATHERWhat is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: It allows me to explore places and to show the world what use to be esp in my abandoned work!! I love the photojournalism aspect in the places I explore. It also allows me to channel my emotions and feelings in the work i do.What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: URBAN ARTISTSDo you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: YES, I have several of my lines in several galleries for sale, however they are out of state. I do a local show at the performing art center here in chicago, and what I love more about it is hanging around my work and hearing what people are saying about the image, really is amazing to hear the things people say and feel while viewing my work.
Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: YES always black!!! ;) I do some exploring in some really filthy places so I always wear my fav boots all weather, and usually my fav bands t- shirts and hoodies!! also have to have a certain hat!!!
What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? Being misunderstood and judged about the subjects I choose.What is your favorite sandwich of all time: Tukey Tom from Jimmy JohnsHas this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Yes I became very ill this year and well my health is holding me back at the moment. I feel so lost not out and about shooting.
Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Ansel Adams
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: The Bean in Millennium Park ChicagoDo you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: yes I have a Kitty and her name is Bella!! well she loves what I do and always sits with me while i edit my work....Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: YES, several are in the works and not confirmed at the moment. I am currently showing at :
Star Dog Gallery in Iowa and Artfuel Inc Gallery in North Carolina
Iam enrolled and waiting on 3 more Exhibits.