Rachel Alexandrou is an artist, forager, cook and student of plant science. Her work rambles between scientific illustration, traditional sign painting, performative meals and garden-activism.
University of Maine, Orono
Bachelor of Science, Minor Studio Art, 2018
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, Ithaca, New York , 2013
PLANT/MATTER, solo show, Oxbow Blending and Bottling, Portland, ME
(stillness)18, Lead Forager, Cook, Performer, Jefferson, ME
(stillness)17, Performer, Forager and Cook, Newcastle, ME
Juried Student Art Exhibition, Lord Hall Gallery, Orono, ME
The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show, Calico, Brooklyn, NY
Touring Performer, “Chew and Swallow Gastrointestinal Circus”, Providence, RI → Oakland, CA
Awards, Grants, Residencies
Gardener in Residence, Joseph A. Fiore Art Residency, Jefferson, ME
SCOPE grant for community and social justice
Artist in Residence, Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta, ME
UMaine Printmaker’s Dinner Award: Most Fearless and Experimental
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Exhibition Award
Selected Artwork, The New Farmer’s Almanac Vol. IV, Greenhorns Press (forthcoming)
Chapter Illustrations, The New Farmer’s Almanac Vol. III, Greenhorns Press
(re)Materializing the Biological Imagination, Intermedia Program UMaine Orono
Scientific Illustration Workshop, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME
Bob Keyes. “At ‘(stillness) 18’, the world around us is what’s for dinner.” Portland Press Herald, June 10, 2018.
College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture. “Environmental horticulture student illustrates the beauty of nature.” College News, August, 2017.
School of Food and Agriculture. “Rachel Alexandrou works with Damariscotta River Association as resident artist.” UMaine News, August, 2017.