Rachael Starbuck is an artist, educator and organizer who lives and works in Austin, TX. Her work operates with tactile erotics— thin skins and fluid bodies negotiating the space between distance and proximity and pressing against porous boundaries. They are feeling forms and sensitive objects that live in a space of in-betweenness. In her practice Starbuck navigates how a body moves through space, is defined or indistinct, present or absent, solid or yielding. Starbuck is a co-founder of the nomadic curatorial collective Partial Shade and a founding member of MATERIAL GIRLS. She has been a resident at ACRE Projects, The Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, The Wassaic Project and The Vermont Studio Center and has shown work in Richmond, VA; Providence, RI; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Houston, TX; New York, NY; and London, UK. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.
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