“Rachel was as sharp as her cutting tools, radiantly warm as her colors and as deep as her textures. It all echoes through her poetic texts. She’s all of a wondrous piece. This art lures you into the edge of your own brain’s depths and new worlds therein.”
Kevin Lynch, Art Critic
Rachel Durfee’s richly colored etchings, woodcuts and paper constructions symbolically explore how we can thrive in the gap between life as it is and life as it ought to be. In her work the paradoxical architecture of existence is often populated with disappointment and resentment but also hope and purpose—with a dash of wit. Also a writer, Ms. Durfee composes poems that accompany each piece. Ms. Durfee has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works are included in private and public collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum, American Family Insurance Company, Cornerstone University, Promega Corporation, Summit Credit Union, the University of Wisconsin, Wheaton College and WPS Health Insurance Company. Ms. Durfee received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University.