Rachel Duckhouse is a Glasgow based visual artist working primarily in printmaking and drawing.
She works, primarily, on research based projects which often culminate in process led experiments in the print workshop. Mostly, her research explores patterns, structures and flows in specific landscapes or situations, using the processes of drawing and printmaking to respond to conversations with people and/or her observations and questions.
Rachel’s work has always been driven by the drawing of repeated shapes or lines and the themes of repetition, layering, architectural structure and patterning. Importantly, as her practice has developed, these themes have evolved into the starting point for several research based projects which have explored patterns, structures and repeated rhythms and flows found in all sorts of contexts, including architecture, landscape, the flow of water and biological systems. In between these research based projects, she has continued to develop series’ of intuitively drawn pen and ink works, loosely informed by her wider research based practice but driven more by instinct than research.
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- Solo exhibitions include Seashells Build Bone, MacRobert Art Centre, Stirling and Shell Meets Bone, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.
- Group exhibitions include Reduct: Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture, 2020, Pushing Paper: British Museum and touring; New acquisitions, British Museum, London; Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand; Engramme, Quebec City; WE, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Canada; Footprint International Biennale, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk USA.
- Important collections internationally include British Museum Prints and Drawings Collection; Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow; Banff Centre Artist Book Collection, Canada; City of Calgary Civic Art Collection; University of Stirling; Strathclyde University; Glasgow Print Studio; Megalo Print Studio, Canberra, Australia.
- Residencies at The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK; Watershed+ Artist Residency, Calgary, Canada.