Education

BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Teaching

Current adjunct faculty for CNM in the Fine Arts Department, instructor at The New Mexico Art League, volunteer/facilitator for an ongoing art class at The New Mexico Cancer Center, and private painting workshops. 

Other positions have included The University of New Mexico Art Department, UNM's Continuing Education Program, Harwood Art Center, OASIS Albuquerque, and more.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

SHELTERED, Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery (a satellite of the UNM Art Museum), Albuquerque, NM

2018

ORDINARY MAGIC, Mixed media paintings and photographic montages by Rachel Popowcer, OASIS Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015

 Elemental: New Work by Rachel Popowcer - Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
To read a review of the show from The Albuquerque Journal, click here.

2012

Rachel Popowcer, Paintings and Fine Art Prints - Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2009

Small Pieces - Mariposa Upstairs Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2008

Glimmer: Paintings by Rachel PopowcerArtspace 116, Albuquerque, NM

2006

Counting Days - Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2005

Collective - Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2004

SPIN - Box Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2003

Rachel Eve Popowcer - Valentine Fine Art, Livingston, Montana

2002

Rachel Eve Popowcer - Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California

2000

Durations - The Harwood Arts Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1999

Interior Balance - John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

PROXIMITY, 5G North Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2019

BIOLOGIQUE, The New Mexico Art League Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2018

FEELERS with Rachel Popowcer, Lea Anderson, and Peter Voshefski, The Historic KiMo Theatre Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.  To read a review of the show from The Albuquerque Journal, click here.

2018

Technically Speaking, CNM Faculty Show, 5G Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2018

WeAreThisCity, Factory on 5th Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2018

12 x 12, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM (also 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

2017

Home, The S(and) Artist Collective, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM (October)

2017

Tondo, The S(and) Artist Collective, Exhibit 208, Albuquerque, NM

2017

POTLUCK, AC2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2017

Inspiration 101Gallery With a Cause, New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM

2016

PreludeThe Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2015

Miniatures & More, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM

2015

Freedom and Constraint: Fused Glass by Lisa Chernoff and Paintings by Rachel Popowcer and Raul Dorn, Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

2015

S(and): An Introduction, Exhibit 208, Albuquerque, NM
www.abqjournal.com/589310/entertainment/14-female-abq-artists-in-exhibit.html

2014

MAS Attack 6, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2014

MAS Attack 5, Creative Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

2014

Mixed Bag Syndicate, Factory on 5th, 5G Main Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2013

ALLUVIAL - Invitational exhibition, Albuquerque Open Space, Albuquerque, NM

2013

Invitational exhibition - The Art Salon at Inspire, Albuquerque, NM

2012

MELANGE - three person painting exhibition, Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2011

Miniatures and More, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2011

18 Days, presented by The New Mexico Committe for Women in the Arts & The Center for Contemporary Arts, Munoz Waxman Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010

Drawn to Painting, AC2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM     

2007

New Work, New Space, Ellis West Gallery, Durango, CO

2006

100% Centennial Exhibition, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA

2006

Tzedakah: The Art of Giving, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2006

Pittsburgh Alumni, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2005

WeaveContemporary Albuquerque Virtual Gallery, with Suzanne Sbarge

2005

Nina Bean Memorial Foundation Invitational Art Exhibition and Silent Auction, Albuquerque, NM

2004

an ECLECTIC group, Katrina Lasko Gallery, Bernalillo, New Mexico

2004

Abstract International, Valentine Fine Art, Bozeman, Montana

2003

Nina Bean Memorial Foundation Art Invitational and Silent Auction, Albuquerque, NM

2003

Inedible Edibles, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002

December Invitational - Nuart Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002

Fresh Paint - Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002

Wood you please? - Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002

NOW, Fort 105 Studios, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2001

Rachel Eve Popowcer and Jann Rowley - Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California

2001

Abstraction 9 - invitational exhibition, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2000

Matrixarts International 2000: Women Consuming, Women Consumed Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California, juried exhibition


REVIEWS OF EXHIBITIONS

2015

Pulkka, Wesley, “Review: Compositions reveal landscape’s geological record in narrative form as if the land tells its legend out loud”, The Albuquerque Sunday Journal, October 11.

2015

Pulkka, Wesley, “Fourteen female ABQ artists in multi-media installation”, The Albuquerque Sunday Journal, May 24.

2008

Pulkka, Wesley, "Painter has audience stop, think.", The Albuquerque Sunday Journal, December 21, pg. F5.

2008

Pulkka, Wesley, "Visual Art: Despite difficult economics, cultural wealth shines through", The Albuquerque Sunday Journal, December 28, pg. F3.

2008

Coyle, Pamela, "Light, Space and Freedom Draw Artists to Albuquerque", IMAGES of Albuquerque Magazine, Culture Section, June 4th.

2006

Shaw, Kurt, "Gallery rounds up Pittsburgh alumni", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sunday Edition, September 17.

2005

Pulkka, Wesley, "Monoprints, Abstracts on Display", The Albuquerque Journal, Sunday Edition, April 24th, pg. F5.

2002

Cline, Lynn, "BALANCING ACT, Rachel Popowcer's Technique", Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, April 26, pgs. 18-19.

2001

Garriott-Stejskal, Richard, "Touchy, feely, smelly art at the Harwood", Crosswinds Weekly, October 18-25, pg. 15.

2001

Pulkka, Wesley, "Dartmouth show a fine overview of abstract evolution", The Albuquerque Sunday Journal, April 15, pg. F5.

2000

Pulkka, Wesley, "Alternative Energies", The Albuquerque Journal, October 20, no. 294, West Side Edition, pg. 8.

1999

Allen, Steven Robert, "Art vs. Commerce", Albuquerque Weekly Alibi, vol. 8, no. 40, October 7-13, pg. 23.

1999

DellaFlora, Anthony, "Window displays dress up Downtown area", The Albuquerque Journal, September 17, no. 260, Venue, pg. E10.

1999

Mobley-Martinez, T.D., "Bold, expressive art rolls through original sampling in three waves", The Albuquerque Tribune, January 29, pg. C6.


PUBLICATIONS

2005

Garcia, Nasario, "Albuquerque, Feliz Cumpleanos, Three Centuries to Remember", La Herencia Publications, Santa Fe, NM, p. 81.

2003

Southwest Art Magazine, September, pg. 84.

2003

Sources & Design magazine, January/February 2003, pg. 68.

2001

Cimarron Review, Winter Edition, Issue 134, cover and back issue art.

1999

Interior Balance Exhibition Catalog, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1999

Young Voices, New Worlds: selected works from the Magnifico Arts Workshops for Community Center Youth Spring 1999 and 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1998

Parenting New Mexico, "Art, Music and Dance for Children", August/September Vol. IV, No.VII, pgs. 4-8.


COLLECTIONS

Arjo Wiggins Paper Company, South Hadley, Massachusetts
New Mexico Bank and Trust
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Red Rock Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, NV
Numerous private collections in the United States and Europe.