Rachell Sumpter & Jacob Magraw-Mickelson
A collection of works created both individually and collaboratively over the past eight years together.
• October 6 - December 10, 2014
• Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23 (5-7 PM) , Free and open to the public
Vacationers, 2014, Rachell Sumpter
Rachell Sumpter is an American artist working in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, Sumpter has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery (L.A.), Hosfelt Gallery (N.Y.) and Motel (Portland). Her work has also been showcased in group exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery (S.F.), the Orange County Museum of Art and LACMA, among others. She currently teaches color theory, illustration and drawing at Seattle Pacific University and has been the artist in residence at O, The Oprah Magazine for over three years. In addition to her fine artwork, Sumpter also maintains a commercial illustration practice. Her ongoing work with Dave Eggers and McSweeney’s can be seen in the cover art for Zeitoun and What is the What. Her other clients include Chronicle Books, Penguin Books, Random House and the New York Times.
Jacob Magraw is an American artist who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. He graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, in 2004. His work includes paintings, illustrations, and embroideries.
Most of Magraw’s paintings and drawings depict brightly colored organic forms, sometimes interlaced with architectural scenes. His work is characteristically detailed and his forms delicate and often plant-like. His drawings have accompanied several articles in The New York Times. His paintings have been featured in Anthropologie’s 2007 Summer catalog and on the cover of Chuck Palahniuk’s book, Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey. Magraw’s work has also appeared in Fishwrap Magazine, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and Dear New Girl, or Whatever Your Name Is, edited by Lisa Wagner (McSweeney's, 2005).
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