Rachel Higgins transforms discarded construction materials from corporate and residential edifices into sculptures often coated with a false stone used to surface building exteriors. Her work merges the sculptural object, social commentary, and architectural design and prods the viewer to consider broader political implications of how our social spaces are constructed, and for whom they are intended. Higgins received an MFA from Hunter College in 2010 and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Her works have been exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, and Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY, among other venues and have been discussed in the New York Times, ArtSlant, and ArtFCity, among other publications.
OUTDOOR WORKS + PERFORMANCES
Rachel Higgins awarded Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is an organization founded in 2011 which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identifying emerging visual artists and poets to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location's rich artistic history.
NADA House, the organization’s second off-site exhibition on Governors Island, features 45 artists from NADA Member galleries and non-profits in a new, expanded format across 34 rooms in three historic, turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival houses. The collaborative, public exhibition will be on view every weekend, Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm from May 2, 2019 to August 4, 2019.