Why does a mop bucket have golden trophies emanating from its pail? Who is she celebrating and why? These are the types of questions that Rachel Linnemann hopes to evoke with her work. Growing up in rural Appalachia, Linnemann often saw objects being reused in unconventional ways out of necessity. They were used to repair something broken or utilize what one had to make do. Within her family, this hardship was partnered with gratitude and internal pride. December-February of 2022 Linnemann will use her residency to pair the mundane with what she calls “visual joy” to celebrate the everyday worker, object, and moments in life. Join us Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-7pm to be a part of the celebration.
Rachel Linnemann is currently teaching at the University of Cincinnati where she received her Master’s in Fine Art. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art and a minor in Psychology. She has worked as a professional Artist, Educator, and Preparator for various organizations such as the Cincinnati Art Museum (OH), Bucknell University (PA), Artworks Cincinnati (OH), and Applied Imagination (KY). Linnemann recently showed at the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), Roy G Biv Gallery (Columbus, OH), and recently won the Young Sculptors Competition at Miami University juried by Mark Dion (Oxford, OH). She works across media to develop a language surrounding mental health, growth, resilience, and joy. These topics will all be explored through found object sculpture during her residency with the Contemporary Art Center in December 2021.
The CAC's Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-10-18-0118-18