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About

Rachel Tirosh's transition from electrical engineering to art is testament to the expansive possibilities beyond the constraints of the high-tech industry. Originally hailing from a small Israeli suburb, she relocated to California in 1994. In her former career, Tirosh navigated the stringent rules of designing electronic systems. However, within the realm of art, she relishes the liberation of creative expression. Nevertheless, Tirosh's background continues to shape her approach to creativity, infusing her artistic endeavors with refined problem-solving skills.

Actively immersed in the vibrant Bay Area art scene, Tirosh collaborates with co-op galleries and local art groups, showcasing her creations in exhibitions across San Francisco and Northern California. Her artwork is prominently featured at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA. Currently, Tirosh is passionately pursuing an MFA in fine art at Vermont College of Fine Arts, solidifying her dedication to continual artistic growth and exploration.

Artist's resume

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2025

  • Sunnyvale’s Exhibit Program, CA

2024

  • ‘An Artist’s Playground. Loft Gallery, O'hanlon Art Center, Mill Valley CA

2023

  • ‘An Artist’s Playground. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, CA

  • ‘My Treasure Map’.  School of Visual Philosophy, San Jose CA

  • ‘Driven to Abstraction’, San Pablo Community Center,  CA

2022

  • Loggia Gallery at Berkeley City Club, CA

2019

  • ‘Behind All That’, Gallery 9, Los Altos, CA

2017

  • ‘Colorful Personality’, Gallery 9, Los Altos, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • 6000 Circle Project, NCWCA, Arc Gallery, SF, CA

  • Superfine SF with ArtSpan, Ft. Mason SF, CA

2023

  • ‘Bold and Botanical’ , ACCI gallery, Berkeley, CA

  • ‘Fresh Works XI’ Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA. Juror: Ashley Voss

  • ‘48 Pillars’ - invitation by Arc Gallery, SF

  • A New Perspective. O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA.juried by Orin Carpenter

  • 5th Anniversary Show. J.Mane Gallery, Online Gallery

  • ‘Water’ -Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA. Juried by Kim Eagles-Smith

  • ‘Vivid’ - D'Art Center  Norfolk, VA. Juried by Amanda Bradley, Rachel McCall

2022

  • San Francisco Open Studios, CA 2017-2024 

  • Silicon Valley Open studios,  CA  2006- 2022

  • Bay Area Abstract Art Exhibition,  Belvedere/Tiburon Library Art Gallery

  • Tiny, Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA

  • Brushed, The compound Gallery Emeryville ,CA

  • More the Merrier, Ark Gallery , San Jose, CA 2021-2022

  • Mixed Doubles collaborative exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley

  • Abstract² - Square Foot Show

  • 14th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show. Juried by Julie McCray

  • “Wild Side”, Arc Gallery, SF; Juried by Cinthia Brannvall

  • “Out Of Balance”, John O’Lague Galleria Hayward City Hall

  • “Nocturnal”, Jen Tough’s Artist Alliance on Artsy

  • “Simultaneous Company”, 6th st gallery, Gilroy

  • “ECO Sculpt”, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Juried by Ann Hazels

  • “SHIMMER”, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA

  • Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU,CA. Juried by Preston Metcalf, and Julie Ericsson

  • “Women Rising” 2020, 2022, The Drawing Room Gallery, SF

  • Chicago WCA - The Best of Women,Stola Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2021

  • Pacific Art League 100th Anniversary Exhibition, CA. Juried by George Rivera

  • National Collage Society 37th Annual Juried Show 2021, 2022

  • Artist Alliance online shows , 2021, 2022 

  • “UNPRECEDENTED”- Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA. Juried by Melinda Cootsona

  • 24 Annual small exhibition - National collage Society, 2021, 2022

  • “Composing the future”, NCWCA, CA. Juried by Marianne K. McGrath

  • “There’s no place like home” - ArtSpan, SF, CA

2020

  • “Art as Gift” - SFWA Gallery SF  CA, 2020-21

  • “Art in the Time of Corona” - New Museum Los Gatos, CA Juried by Craig Krull

  • “2nd Half” - 50 and Over exhibition. Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • “All-Media Show 2020” Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA

  • “H2O”. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. Juried by Zea Morvitz

  • “The Ground Upon Which We Stand”, NCWCA and Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA

2018-19

  • Artist Showcase, Pacific Art League, CA 2018,2019

  • Los Gatos Art Association Juried show, Los Gatos CA, 2018, 2019

  • Rotary Los Altos Fine Art in the Park, Los Altos, CA 2018, 2019,2022

  • “Go Figure”, Bankhead Gallery, Livermore, CA

  • “SNAP!” Arc Gallery SF CA 2016,2019

  • Art of Water Exhibition, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI 2018, 2019

2017

  • Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU, CA 2017. Juried by George Rivera

2014

  • Small works, Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

  • 'The painted Chair', Woman's Club, Palo Alto, CA 

2012

  • “Transformation” exhibition, New Coast Gallery, Mountain View, CA

 

FUTURE PLANNED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • February - Loft Gallery, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

GALERIES 

 

  • ACCI Gallery, Berkeley 2018 - Present

  • Gallery 9, Los Altos CA 2014 - 2019

  • The Main Gallery, CA 2016 - 2017   

 

EDUCATION

  • VCFA - Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in fine Art (2023 - 2025)

  • At home Winter Residency (Jan 3rd - March 31, 2023) by Artist Alliance, Jen Tough

  • UC Berkeley Extension- Post-Baccalaureate Visual Art classes 2023 

  • Art Classes with Kassem Amoudi, Woodmere art museum online, on going

  • Art class with Lesa Chittenden Lim, Woodmere art museum online 2022

  • At home Autumn Residency (Oct 1 to Dec 31 2021) by Artist Alliance, Jen Tough 

  • Art Classes with Diane Williams 2020

  • Art Workshop with Michael Shemchuk 2020

  • KCI Foothill College, Los Altos -Certificate in Makerspace coordinator 2019-2020

  • Art Residency at Sedona Summer Colony, Sedona, AZ, 2019

  • Stanford Continued Education, Palo Alto CA—  Painting under Katie Hawkinson 2017

  • Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA—Painting under Stella Zahng 2014-2019

  • De-Anza College, Cupertino CA—Classes in Painting, Business, Color, Design, Photography, photoshop 2005-2020

  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology—Bachelors of Sciences, Education – Electronic Technology 1986-1990 

 

EXPERIENCE

  • ArtSpan SF open Studio committee, 2022 -present

  • Palo Alto Art Center — Museum Docent 2016 –Present, Palo Alto, CA

  • Peninsula WCA (Women’s Caucus for Art) board member 2018- present

  • Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA) board member 2019-2021  

  • Senior EE Design Engineer, CA 1995 -  2004 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • 48 Pillars 2023 Paperback – March 20, 2023 by Michael Yochum (Author), Arc Gallery (Author) ISBN:9798387835490

  • American Artwork 2023. By Americanartwork.net. Juror: Howard Eige

  • Wild Side, NCWCA. ISBN:9798841399445

  • Artists of the Bay Area, Vol 2: The best                contemporary artists living in and around the Bay Area of California, curated by Jen Tough, Publisher : blurb LINK

  • Composing the Future.  NCWCA. ISBN: 9798743266395

  • The Best of Women. Chicago Women’s Caucus for art, CWCA. ISBN:9798414028444

  • National Collage Society: 2021 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, Publisher: Lulu.com, LINK

  • Peninsula WCA “Cohesion”: Exhibition in Perpetuity, Publisher: Amazon, ISBN: 9798467347066, LINK

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

  • The Sheridan Prize for Art,  regional art prize in the San Francisco Bay Area. Honorable Mentions at the Women Artists category 2022. Juror: Melinda McCrary. 

  • Featured Artist on Artsy Shark LINK

  • Best of show. H2O at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA 2020. Juror:  Zea Morvitz  

  • Honorable Mention, FALC, CA 2019.  Juried by Jeff Bramschreiber

  • Honorable Mention. Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU, CA 2017. Juried by George Rivera

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