Key facts about the artist

Long Reach 2, day bed
Long Reach 2, day bed (2014)

Rachel uses furniture production and interior design as inspiration
Newcastle upon Tyne
Lives and Works
Represented by domobaal, London and Galerie de Expedite, Amsterdam


About Rachel's work

Rachel Adams’ work explores the relationship between furniture design, sculptural forms and decorative craft techniques, questioning the historical and cultural value of materials. Her objects combine a variety of traditional and DIY methods including macramé and tie-dye with contemporary commercial techniques such as laser cutting and vinyl printing. A constant source of inspiration is an object’s relationships to a real or a sculpted human body: be that furniture, clothing or plinths. Figurative elements are created through textures or smoke or animal hair. Sometimes a connection to the body is evoked through creating pseudo-functional forms that could be used to sit on, lie on or lean against. 


Rachel Adams lives and works in Glasgow (born Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1985) and studied MA in Fine Art University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. Solo Exhibitions include: Long Reach, domobaal, London (2014), How to Live in a Flat, The Tetley, Leeds (2014) Space-Craft, Tramway, Glasgow (2013) Posturing, as part of the Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2012) Refurnished, Galerie De Expeditie Amsterdam, Holland (2012) Cut From Whole Cloth, domobaal (2011) Marble Mouthed, The Duchy, Glasgow (2011) The Compleat Lounger, The Shop, Cambridge (2011) Blind Alchemy, collaborative exhibition with Ian Giles, Royal Standard, Liverpool and Studio Warehouse, Glasgow (2010) Golden Years, New Work Scotland Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2009) “_”, Alt gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2009) 

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