RACHEL HOVNANIAN

Born in Parkersburg, WV
Lives and works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

National Academy of Design, New York, NY
The Art Students League, New York, NY
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
University of Texas, Austin, TX, BFA, 1982


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009

Power & Burden of Beauty, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY
Power & Burden of Beauty, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX

2007
Rachel Hovnanian: Preservation of the Narcissus, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

2005
Preservation of the Narcissus, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

2001
Isolation Beauty, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Beauty Isolation, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

1997
Pool, Porch and Beach: Portraits of Summer, Ann Kendall Richards Gallery, New York, NY 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Think Pink, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.

2009
Abendlicht, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY
Parades and Processions: Here comes everybody: Francis Alÿs, Fiona Banner, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rachel Hovnanian, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, William Kentridge, Michèle Magema, Annette Messager, Amy O'Neill and Hiraki Sawa, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, catalogue

2007

Flowers, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Options within Realism, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY

2006
Black and White, Old and New, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Winter, Gallery Group Show, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

2003
Target Benches for Central Park, Christie’s Auction House, New York, NY

2002
Landscapes, Gallery Group Show, Meredith Long Gallery

2000
Works on Paper Show, New York Armory, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Works on Paper Show, New York Armory, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Main Line Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sue Hostetler, Majestic Metropolitan Living: Visionary Home in the Heart of Cities, New York: Random House, 2009

“Urban Renewal; Design Expert Sue Hostetler has compiled a new book. Here, She Discusses A Singular Home,” Oceandrive, November 2009, p. 132

Brooks, Kimberly, “What Price Beauty? One Artist’s Take,” The Huffington Post, November 9, 2009

Fish, Donna, “How Obnoxious Are the Voices in Your Head?,” The Huffington Post, November 6, 2009

Schweiger, Melissa, “Artist Rachel Hovnanian Takes a Look at the Power and Burden of Beauty,” Stylelist, November 6, 2009

“New York Art Installation: Beauty Parlor,” WWD.COM, October 30, 2009

“What Do You Hear When You Step Into The Dressing Room,” Glamour, October 28, 2009

Wright, Ben, “Art for Art’s Sake,” in Brummell Magazine, September 2009

Levy, Paul, “Top Picks,” Wall Street Journal Europe, Weekend Journal, 10-12 July 2009.

Risner, Sophie, “The Peculiar Narrative of Celebration,” White Hot Magazine, July 2009.

Coomer, Martin, “Sounds Familiar,” The Big Issue, 8-14th, June 2009, p. 30.

de Weck Ardalan, Ziba, Parades and Processions: Here Comes Everybody, London: Parasol unit and Koenig Books, 2009, pp. 38-41 and pp. 71f.

Eden, Laura, “The Suite Life,” Elle Decor, January/February 2007 issue, various illustrations

S.M., “Stealing Beauty,” Town&Country, November 2007 issue, illustrated, p. 162

Piet Boon 2, book cover and various illustrations, published by Lanoo Books, 2006

Johnson, Ken, “Galleries Soho: Rachel Hovnanian,” The New York Times, Friday, June 29, 2001

“Talent: Summertime and the Living is Easy,” New York Magazine, July 16, 2001, p. 84, illustrated

R.M. Scaglione, "Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Isolation Beauty," catalogue essay, 2000

Laurann Claridge, "For Art's Sake Rachel Hovnanian," 002 Magazine, October 2000

"An Uncommon Life," Paper City, November 2000

David Patrick Columbia, "A Bigger Splash," Quest, November 1997


MONOGRAPHS

Rachel Hovnanian: Power & Burden of Beauty, with an essay by Michael Clive, New York: Jason McCoy Inc., 2009

Rachel Hovnanian: Preservation of the Narcissus, with an essay by Merrill Falkenberg, New York: Jason McCoy Inc., 2007