ART BREAK: Behind the Scenes with Rachael Starbuck

November 16, 2022 3:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Join us in the VAC galleries for an insightful 30-minute discussion on installation processes and techniques. Artist, educator, and VAC preparator Rachael Starbuck leads a conversation about how to install artwork in an exhibition, zooming in on specific pieces currently on view in Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil

ART BREAKS are short, interdisciplinary talks that provide opportunities for visitors to experience the VAC galleries through the unique perspectives of faculty and staff from across UT’s campus as well as the larger Austin community. Each ART BREAK invites a new faculty member or local expert in a particular field to engage with a VAC exhibition and share connections between their research and the works on view.

Rachael Starbuck is an artist and educator from Miami, FL; currently living in Austin, TX. In her practice Starbuck navigates how we make and maintain connections— negotiating touch, desire, intimacy, communication across distance and the ways a body moves through space. She makes fluid feeling objects that are sensitive to their environment.

Starbuck is a co-founder of the nomadic curatorial project Partial Shade and a founding member of MATERIAL GIRLS, a non-local artist collective of female-identifying sculptors and digital artists. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. Starbuck has been a resident at ACRE Projects, The Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, The Wassaic Project and The Vermont Studio Center and has shown work nationally and internationally including: ArtPace, San Antonio; Northern-Southern, Austin; TSA LA, Los Angeles; SPRING/BREAK, NYC; Trestle Projects, Brooklyn; 5-50 Gallery, Queens; Monaco, St Louis; Chiang Mai University, Thailand and Sweet Pass Sculpture Park in Dallas.

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