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Rachel Moseley

Artist Statement

"The goal of my work is to capture my subject at a reflective moment of insight. Intimate conversation is used to facilitate personal examination of long held or unexamined experiences. Rather than posing a model while I photograph reference, I engage my subjects in conversation and shoot candidly. Through this process I hope to capture the moments of truth that happen through storytelling, by being a compassionate listener and giving my subjects the opportunity to examine an experience."


Rachel Moseley is a representational figurative artist from Santa Cruz, California. She received her BFA from Chico State in 2007 and her MFA from The Academy of Art in 2010. After completing her MFA, she began working as a freelance illustrator, focusing on developing her oil painting skills in her free time, and eventually transitioning into Fine Art after shifting her focus from client based projects to personal work. She has exhibited her paintings across the United States and abroad, and has been teaching and building curriculum for the Academy of Art since 2011. She currently lives and works in Reno, Nevada.