Rachael A. Calderin (b. 1982)
Upcoming artist known for expressing her thoughts and opinions based on her ideas and theories of digital media, modern technology and the affects it has upon future generations.
Calderin has been recognized for her ability to engage the viewer into her pieces, making the viewer part of the work, emphasizing the works concept. Her main uses age of materials contains, blown/ kiln fused glass and visual “que's” that relate to her concept, including TV’s, video cable, wire, etc. while also incorporating sound and video.
Calderin's recent work is based on personal concerns due to the present consumption and usage of technology and what negative affects it may have on future generations, mainly focusing on the theory that technology and digital media may replace physical interaction and communication.
Rachael a. Calderin, born 10,24,1982
Studied at Antonelli Institute for graphic design and web development 2000-2002
Returned to complete her bachelors majoring in Glass, at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. 2007-present
Shown At Tyler school of Art, Foundation exhibition (2007), Majors exhibition, (2008). Had a permanent piece at Tyler, was awarded the Beautiful Blooms award for Innovative usage of materials (2009), and awarded the Pilchuck school of glass Scholarship (2010)
Showed at Zaim Art Center, Yokohama,Japan (2008)
Calderin has assisted may artists during her academic career at Tyler including such artists as, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Gianni Toso, and has worked under such artists as Adelaide Paul, and Penelope Rakov.
Lives and works in Philadelphia Pa.