Rachel Bess Bio and Resume

B.F.A. in Painting from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, 2001.

Selected Recent Solo/Duo Shows

Diving Nature Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.

Central Arizona College, Casa Grande, Arizona.
CattleTrack Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Trinity Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Modified Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.

Casa Grande Museum of Art, Casa Grande, Arizona.

Selected Recent Group Shows

Art Fair 21 Cologne, Germany
Crimes on Canvas , Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Transgression , Last Rites Gallery, New York, New York
The Museum Show , M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, California
Nine , Modified Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

Bridge Fair with Perihelion Gallery, Miami, Florida
Molten Brothers Deck Show Braggs Pie Factory, Phoenix, Arizona
Chaos Theory 8 Legend City, Phoenix, Arizona
Carnaval! Rio di Oba ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona.

Annual Group Drawing Show , Perihelion Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.
Chaos Theory 7 , Legend City, Phoenix, Arizona.
Saints and Sirens , Blue Space Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Group Show, Chocolate Factory, Phoenix, Arizona.

Chaos Theory 6 , Legend City, Phoenix, Arizona.
Non Compos Mentis , Blue Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Selected Publications
Phoenix New Times, May 2009, writer Wynter Holden
944 Magazine, April 2008, writer Mindy Lee
Stretching Canvas Magazine (First Issue!), January 2008, writer Amy Young
Phoenix New Times, "Best of Phoenix" 2007
Phoenix Magazine, October 2007
Desert Living Magazine, March 2007
Phoenix New Times, November 2006, writer Clay McNear
Kansas City Star, September 21, 2006, writer Alex Schubert
Present Magazine, September 2006, writer Pete Dulin
Phoenix New Times (Cover Story), August 2004, writer Ashlea Deahl
Arizona Republic, January 21, 2002, writer John Villani
Art Papers Magazine, May/June Issue 2002, writer Kurt von Behrmann

2001-2007: Drawing Instructor at New School for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona

Arizona Commission on the Arts Career Development Grant
Contemporary Forum Materials Grant
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Career Development Grant