Rachel Ritchford is a painter in pursuit of meditative environments. She earned her MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. She has received numerous awards including a Trustee Scholarship (SAIC), Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, Graduate Grant (SAIC), and the Ellen Batell Stoeckel Fellowship (Yale University) amongst others. She has attended residencies at Yale University School of Art, Norfolk and internationally in Nitra, Slovakia; and in Amsterdam. Rachel has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.