Contact: rachel.grobstein(at)

Rachel Grobstein creates miniature paintings and sculptures, employing a radical scale shift and handmade detail to invite close scrutiny of often-overlooked parts of daily life, exploring memory, routine, and identity. She is the recipient of awards and residencies including a Museum of Arts and Design Artist Studios residency, a Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, a Jentel Foundation fellowship, a Hammersley Foundation Grant, a Studios of Key West residency, and a Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship and Residency supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Solo exhibitions include Galleri Urbane (Dallas, TX 2020), Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago, IL 2018), Next to Nothing Gallery (New York, NY, 2018), and the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM, 2017). Grobstein received her MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Philosophy and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Interview on MAAKE Magazine available here


2013 MFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2006 BA, Philosophy and Visual Arts, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Sculpture, New York, NY

2021 Grizzly Grizzly Artist in Residence, Philadelphia, PA

2019 Museum of Arts and Design Artist Studios Program, New York, NY
2018 Jentel Foundation, Artist Residency Fellowship, Banner, WY
2017-2018 Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) Program Fellowship, Roswell, NM
2017 Hammersley Foundation Grant, Albuquerque, NM
2016 The Studios of Key West, Artist Residency, Key West, FL
2012 Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship & Residency supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Johnson, VT

2012 Graduate Fellowship and Honors, Rhode Island School of Design

RGH Prize, Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition
2011 Sitings Prize: Museums in Motion, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, RI, Juror Nancy Chunn
Graduate Fellowship and Honors, Rhode Island School of Design
2010 Montague International Travel Grant
2006 Delta Sigma Art Prize

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 

2022 Holy the Firm, Flyweight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2020 Ghost Stories, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX 
Infra-ordinary, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
pills and moons and things, Next to Nothing Gallery, New York, NY 
2017 these dreams go on when I close my eyes, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM 

Rachel Grobstein and Margaret Meehan, Ulterior Gallery, New York, NY (two person exhibition)
2015 La Mancha, This Friday or Next Friday, Brooklyn, NY
2011 So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya, McGladrey Gallery, Bentley University, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 The Shop, Marytwo, Lucerne, Switzerland

2021 The Soul is a UFO, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Ripe, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX

2020 Death Becomes Her, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Jennifer Gerow & Harry Weil 
Summer Collective, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX
2019 Private CollectionGalleri Urbane, Dallas, TX, curated by Adrian Zuniga 
Domestic Matters, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ, curated by Gail M. Brown
2018 The Last Equestrian Portrait, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY, curated by Kyle Hittmeier and Amanda Nedham 
WRMTA, West Reading, PA, curated by Kayla Mattes
2017 Generation 50, Isaac's Pipe and Supply, Roswell, NM 
Beyond The Gift of Time, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM 
2016 Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
Art & Process, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, 92nd St Y, New York, NY

2015 Reactivator, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
Leftovers, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY
Nothing But Flowers, Talking Pictures, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Zach Seeger
All Good Things, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY 
2014 Free Box, The Micro Museum, Somerville, MA
Small Goods, Projekt 722, Brooklyn, NY 
Balls to the Wall, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY 
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
Transition V.2, Associated Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
Well…, Projekt 722, Brooklyn, NY 
Graduate Select Exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
More and More, More is More, Gelman Gallery, Chace Center, Providence, RI
2012 Do You Think I Care, Gelman Gallery, Chace Center, Providence, RI
Too Big To Fail, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
The Medium Is the Message, Worcester Windows, Worcester, MA
Two Becomes One, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY
Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
ART//SHOW, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
Lostronaut, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI (Sitings prize installation)
Come Here: I Need You, Gelman Gallery, Chace Center, Providence, RI
2011 Hot For Teacher, Howard Art Projects, Boston, MA
2009 EXTINCT! Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA
Figure it Out, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA

Selected Bibliography
2020 Julia Kramer, Death, As Seen by 8 Female Artists, The Cut, March 10, 2020
Craig Hubert
Artists Explore Mourning and Loss at BRIC’s ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibition in Fort Greene, Brownstoner, February 25, 2020
Gabe HermanNew exhibit in Brooklyn aims to open conversations about death​, AMNY, February 23, 2020
Kevin Duggan, Remains to be Seen: Group Art Exhibit Examines Death and Grieving, Brooklyn Paper, February 17, 2020
Art Maze Mag, Winter Issue 16, curated by Scott Ogden 
Brooklyn Reader, 
New Art Exhibit Explores Death and its Effect on Those Left Behind​, January 6, 2020
2019 Maake Magazine, Issue 10, curated by Nickola Pottinger 
Audra Lambert, AHA Fine Art Brings Bold Forms to Context Miami, Antemag, November 27, 2019
Natalie Gempel, Private Collection Explores the Life of Stuff, DMagazine, August 1, 2019
Create! Magazine, March/April, 2019
2018 Blouin Artinfo, 
Big Ideas, Miniature Scale: Rachel Grobstein at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, June 21, 2018
Daniel A. Gross, Art on Paper Folds Together Elegance and Unruliness, Hyperallergic, March 9, 2018
Simone Solondz,
Everything But The Kitchen Sink, RISD XYZ, Spring/Summer 2018
2017 Christina Stock, Artist Profile: A Miniature Snapshot of Life, Vision Magazine, pg. 13 - 14, November 16, 2017 
Alanna Martinez, 
A Recipe for the Perfect Art Fair, Observer, March 5, 2017
2014 Danielle Kalamaras, Conversations of Change: Transitions V.2 at Associated Gallery, Bushwick Daily, January 28, 2014
2012 New American Paintings: MFA Annual, Issue No. 99, April/May 2012, Juror Alma Ruiz

Public Collections
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

Galleri Urbane