Rachael Murphy's Cubby

Maine 2021
Rachael Murphy, born in Massachusetts, spent her childhood on Cape Cod and in the Boston area. Murphy’s interest in artmaking is inspired by the artists in her family. Rachael oscillates between realistic imagery and abstract forms, depending on the chosen media. Her style employs complex patterns and colors to make up larger, sometimes recognizable forms. Rachael sees her work as a vehicle for processing personal interactions with the world and how they fold into more significant societal issues. Rachael began her studies at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design before transferring to the University of Maine. She currently resides in Orono, Maine, pursuing BAs in Studio Art, Art History, and Art Education; and is set to graduate in the Fall of 2021. Rachael aspires to establish a broader understanding of the art world through multiple degrees of study and internships. Rachael has experience researching and framing artwork. She also worked as a curatorial intern with the Zillman Art Museum from 2019-2020. In addition, she is an assistant with an ongoing, large-scale inventory project for abstract-expressionist Harold Garde’s life work. These experiences have exposed Murphy to various artists, past and active, who use both 2D and 3D media.