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Rachael Jablo

Born: 1975

Hometown: San Francisco

Based in: Berlin

Rachael Jablo is a US American photographer, collage, and installation artist based in Berlin. She works primarily with cameraless photography to delve into ideas about deconstruction, beauty, nature and the body. In 2013 she published My days of losing words with Kehrer Verlag; it has been featured on Slate, Lenscratch, and NPR among other places. Her work has been exhibited widely across the US, with solo exhibitions at George Lawson Gallery and UCLA in California. Her work has also been featured at the Museum für Photographie in Braunschweig, Germany, the Analogue Now! festival in Berlin, the Collagistas festival across Europe, SFCamerawork Gallery, and Brandeis University. Her current work, The Hysteria Project, was granted a Neustart Kultur Grant for Innovative Arts by the German government in 2021-2022, and will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Hoyt Gallery at USC in May 2023.

 



Rachael Jablo In The Studio

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More About Rachael Jablo

Question IconWhat inspires you?

The structure of flowers, color, space.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

In the darkroom, I tear flowers apart hat are meaningful to me, things that were in gardens I grew up in, or have other personal symbolism to me. I break them down into their elements, and make color photograms of the petals. In the studio, I cut these prints out piece by piece, following the petal structures on the page, so that I start with the “cells” to build structures from. I then glue these 'cells' together to create artworks both installation works and small collages.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Colorful, intricate, thoughtful.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Sharp blades, tiny brushes, and a darkroom.


Collections Featuring Rachael Jablo

10 Collections

Celebrating Artists in Germany

Celebrating Artists in Germany

24 Artists, 36 Products

Last updated: March 1, 2023

Purple Art Collection

Purple Art Collection

43 Artists, 44 Products

Last updated: December 6, 2022

Artworks for the Fall Holiday 2022

Artworks for the Fall Holiday 2022

30 Artists, 40 Products

Last updated: November 10, 2022


Credentials

Awards

Critical Mass Finalist

2008

Gordon Parks Award

2007