Competition: US & Canada
Rachel Rotenberg is a sculptor, she was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She attended the School of Visual Arts, in New York, and York University, in Toronto where she received a BFA in 1981. Soon thereafter she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 1994 she and her husband, Jean-Pierre Weill, relocated to Baltimore MD. where they raised their five children. Rachel divides her time between Israel and New York. The artist’s primary material is cedar lumber. Her works vary in scale. They may call to mind biological or man-made forms, like a pelvic joint, a woman’s braided hair, a musical instrument, or a ship’s hull. Rachel has built a large body of sculptures over the last forty years. She works alone without studio assistants. Her sculpture has evolved into a corpus whose rigor and internal complexity mark her as a singular and important voice in the world of contemporary art.