(b. 1986) Rachel Alexandrou is an interdisciplinary artist who uses her education in plant science, and collaborative practice, to create experiential work about food, flora, and innovating human relationships to the natural landscape.
Exhibiting Artist at the 59th Venice Biennale with Arika Von Edler, Venice, IT
Platform Projects/Walks: ecologies of the local, Speedwell Projects, Portland, ME
Foraged Feast, The Ice House at Hopkins Wharf Gallery, North Haven, ME
(stillness)20, KISMET Foundation, Yarmouth, ME
A Possible Practice: “The Word Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On”, A Clearing, Portland, ME
May You Live In Interesting Times- 58th Venice Biennale with Arika Von Edler – Palazzo Bembo – Venice, IT
Reality Under Construction, The Collective Gallery, Denver, CO
Miff on Edge, Foraged Happy Hour,Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, ME
(stillness)19, Jefferson, ME
Water and Fire, Drawings and Dirt, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME
Artists in Residence: The First Three Years, Fiore Art Center, Jefferson ME
Solo Show: PLANT/MATTER, Oxbow Blending and Bottling, Portland, ME
(stillness)18, Jefferson, ME
(stillness)17, Newcastle, ME
grants / residencies
Kindling Fund Grantee, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Project Grants for Artists, Maine Arts Commission
Gardener in Residence, Joseph A. Fiore Center, Jefferson, ME
SCOPE grant for community and social justice, The Wilson Center, Orono, ME
Artist in Residence, Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta, ME
Emotional Foraging: Recipes for Every Apocalypse, published for A Clearing Maine
Foraged Feast, published for The Stillness Project, Reprinted by the KISMET Foundation
Selected Artwork, The New Farmer’s Almanac Vol. IV, Greenhorns Press
Chapter Illustrations, The New Farmer’s Almanac Vol. III, Greenhorns Press
Kindling Fund/Space Gallery Press Release: https://space538.org/artist/kindling-fund/foraged-feast-2/
Bob Keyes. “At ‘(stillness) 18’, the world around us is what’s for dinner.” Portland Press Herald, June 10, 2018.
College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture. “Environmental horticulture student illustrates the beauty of nature.” College News, August, 2017.
School of Food and Agriculture. “Rachel Alexandrou works with Damariscotta River Association as resident artist.” UMaine News, August, 2017.
University of Maine — B.S. Horticulture, Minor studio art, 2018
Science Science Illustration workshop, Darling Marine Center, 2016
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, Ithaca, NY 2013