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(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. 

Exhibitions

2022

Exhibiting Artist at the 59th Venice Biennale with Arika Von Edler, Venice, IT

2020

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

2019

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

2018

Solo Show: PLANT/MATTER, Oxbow Blending and Bottling, Portland, ME

(stillness)18, Jefferson, ME

2017  

(stillness)17, Newcastle, ME

grants / residencies

2020 

Kindling Fund Grantee, Space Gallery, Portland, ME                                                

Project Grants for Artists, Maine Arts Commission

2018

Gardener in Residence, Joseph A. Fiore Center, Jefferson, ME

SCOPE grant for community and social justice, The Wilson Center, Orono, ME

2017

Artist in Residence, Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta, ME

PUBLICATIONS

2020

Emotional Foraging: Recipes for Every Apocalypse, published for A Clearing Maine

2019

Foraged Feast, published for The Stillness Project, Reprinted by the KISMET Foundation

2018

Selected Artwork, The New Farmer’s Almanac Vol. IV, Greenhorns Press 

2015

Chapter Illustrations, The New Farmer’s Almanac Vol. III, Greenhorns Press

Press

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/01/14/space-gallery-awards-grants-to-15-art-projects-aimed-at-change/

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.

EDUCATION

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

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