Rachael McHan by Tim Lowly, 2012
Rachael McHan by Tim Lowly, 2012

Rachael McHan | Chicago, IL | rachaelmchan@gmail.com

 

Education:
B.A. in Art, North Park University, Chicago, IL May 2009
Concentrations: Painting, Drawing, Spatial, Printmaking

 

Selected Art Exhibitions: (Present-2005)

group shows are indicated.

 • Arts for Life Sq Ft show (group), Glenview, March 2016

 Book Release: exhibit for “Alchemy’s Daughter”, which displayed illustrations by Rachael McHan, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago IL­ 2015 (solo)

•Feminisms;Plr., (group), Womanmade Gallery, Chicago IL­ May 2015 

• Alumni Show (Group), North Park University, Chicago IL- October 2013

•I, Bellyslider (solo), Ground Control Gallery, Chicago IL, August 2013

• Certain Densities (group), George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia MO, July 2013

• Humans Being II (group), Womanmade Gallery, Chicago IL May 2013

• Wunderkammer; Miniatures and Curiosities (group), collaborative project between Rachael McHan and Tim Lowly, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City CA- February 2013

 

• Alumni Show (Group), North Park University, Chicago IL- October 2012
• Inkwell Magazine 1st Anniversary Show (group), Lincoln Loft, Chicago IL- September 2012

• "Buy Art Not People Fundraiser" (group), Flourish Studios, Chicago IL- May 2012

 

• “Recent Works by Rachael McHan”, (solo), Lenny & Me Home @ the art spot, Chicago IL-2011
• “Bleeding HeArts Fest / Arts Fest”, (participant, curator), New Rock Theatre, Chicago IL-2011
• “WAIT: recent works by Rachael McHan”, (solo), Impala Studio Collective, Chicago IL-2011
• “Spring” (group), Impala Studio Collective, Chicago IL-2011
• “Obbity Fest / Arts Fest” (participant, curator), New Rock Theatre, Chicago IL-2011
• “A Testimony to Being”, (group), Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL-2011
• Buy Art Not People- Ethos Concert with a Cause- Panel Artist, Chicago IL- October 15th 2011
• “Flesh and Bone II”, (group), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL-2011
• “2011 Touched By Fire Exposition”, (group), Coopers Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario-  2011

 

• “ZORA: How I understand” (group), Gillock Gallery, Evanston IL- 2010
• “I, Belly Slider” (Solo), Dollop, Chicago IL-2010
• “Dreams of Healing” (group), Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL-2010
• Book Release: a drawing small exhibit for “Nonna’s Book of Mysteries”, which displayed illustrations by Rachael McHan, Beckett’s, Chicago IL- 2010 (solo)
• “Untitled Show” (group), Vinic Wine Co. Presented by Gillock Gallery, Evanston IL-2010
• “North Park University Alumni Triennial” (group), North Park University, Chicago IL-2010
• “Small Works Show: presented by Gillock Gallery”, (group), Paris, France- 2010

 

• “Senior Undergraduate Art Exhibitions”(group), North Park University, Chicago IL- 2009
• “Pretty Dusty Polaroids” (Solo), Gillock Gallery, Evanston IL- 2009
• “Femfest: Celebrating Women and the Arts” (Curator and Exhibitor)-North Park University, March 2009
• “TEETH” (Solo), People Lounge, Wicker Park, Chicago IL-2009
• “Objects that Carry Memory” (Solo), Evanston Atelier, Evanston IL-2009
• “Not for Sale: David Gracie, Justin Jacobson, Rachael McHan, Audrey Niffenegger, and Tim Lowly” (group), Gillock Gallery, Evanston IL- 2009
• “For the Time Beings: Rachael McHan and Dustin Covert”, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago IL-2009

 

• “Scholarship Art Exhibition” (group), North Park University, Chicago IL-2008
• “Epiphany: A Group Art Exhibition” (group), in collaboration with the Student Art Association at North Park University, Epiphany Church, Chicago, IL-2008

 

• Junior Art Exhibition (group), North Park University, Chicago IL-2007
• “Freaks: Recent Works by Rachael McHan” (solo), in collaboration with the Student Art Association at North Park University, Chicago IL-2007

 

• “Art for Africa: Collaborative Artist’ Charity” (group),
North Park University, Chicago IL-2006
• “Sophomore Art Exhibition” (group), North Park University, Chicago IL-2006

 

Related Art Activities:

• Featured Artist, Odradek Theatre Co AOTM
• Featured Artist, Nectar Magazine, October 2012
• Featured Artist, Nothin' Less Newspaper, Issue #2, 2012, Chicago IL
• Featured Artist, The Oyez Review, issue #39- 2012, Chicago IL
• Newspaper Illustrator to “Nothin’ Less”, Chicago IL- August 2011 -Present
• Featured Artist, Inkwell Mag, Halloween Issue, 2011- Chicago, IL
• Logan Square Literary Review- Featured Artist, Winter Issue 2011-12, Chicago IL
• INTRANSIT inc (N.F.P.), Artistic Director (January 2011-Present)
• Impala Studio Collective, Chicago IL- February-August 2011
• Painting and Printmaking Assistant to Tim Lowly (Artist in Residence and Curator to North Park University) May 2009- 2010.
• Assistant to the Director, Gillock Gallery, Evanston IL- September 2008-January 2009.
• Illustrator & Authors’ Assistant, Lakestreet Press, Chicago IL- November-May 2010.

 

Rachael McHan is a member of the art collective CREATURA, whose work can be found at creaturacollective.com

 

Rachael McHan created zines from 2008-2014 under the monicker The Bernard St Collective. Her zines can sometimes be found at Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Comics or Quimbys in Chicago, Il. 

 

Curatorial / Assistant Experience:
Assisted in hanging exhibitions for:

 

• Curator- Obbity Arts Festival, New Rock Theatre, Chicago IL- July 2011
• Impala Studio Collective Exhibitions February – July 2011
• Curator- Bleeding Hearts Festival, New Rock Theatre, Chicago IL- February 2011
• Small Works Show- Gillock Gallery- Paris, France November 2010
• Assistant to the Artist; Tim Lowly, Solo & Collaborative Exhibitions, Illinois/Michigan/Indiana, 2009
• Student Art Exhibitions, North Park University, Chicago IL- 2005-2009
• Project Focus Benefit, Cafe Mestizo, Chicago IL-2008
• Project Focus Benefit, Q-4 MultiKulti, Chicago IL- 2008
• Scholarship Exhibitions, North Park University, Chicago IL-2005-2009
• The Bethlehem Arts Festival at the Bridgewater Fair, Bridgewater CT-2005
• CT After School Art Programs Charity Benefit Art Exhibitions, Washington CT-2005

 

Teaching:
• Fill in The Blank Gallery, Lincoln Square, Chicago IL. 
Weekend Workshops from July 2009-October 2009.
Artist book making, Relief Printmaking
fillintheblankgallery.com