B. 1938, United States
Helen Rae has been creating art since 1990 at First Street Gallery and Art Center, a progressive art studio for adults with developmental disabilities, now located in Upland, CA.
Her drawings, in colored pencil and graphite, are immediately striking for their vivid imagery, resonant use of color and innovative reworking of source material. Using fashion advertisements as a point of departure for otherworldly journeys into the subconscious, the artist transforms the original images into something uniquely expressive. Rae’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at The Good Luck Gallery (Los Angeles, 2016) and White Columns (New York, 2017), and included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States, Scotland, Belgium, Japan and Paris. Rae has also been the subject of feature articles in Vogue, Vulture, and The Los Angeles Times.