CAROLIN RECHBERG, BFA, MFA, M.Ed.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

    Carolin Rechberg, born in Starnberg, Germany, is a female artist specializing in the importance of cognitive and sensory learning, initiated through the encounter of the artistic process. Through gathering 25 years of first-hand experience in primary, secondary, and tertiary, art, craft and design education, as well as through her career as a professional artist and art educator, Rechberg has situated herself as an expert in Art. 

    After specializing in Art and Design, in the IGCSE and IB, at the Munich International School, she continued her international education in the United States. Since then she has attained an Individualized BFA from the California College of the Arts, an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an M.Ed. in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

    Throughout her Education, Rechberg intentionally studied a wide array of interdisciplinary disciplines of art, art history, crafts and critical theory to compose a large original body of work, acting as an arsenal and stylistic palette for artwork and products designed and produced by her company CR Art and Design Inc. Additionally, to establishing a career as an artist and businesswoman, through gaining experiences with fine art sales and services and managing real estate, Rechberg has taught Drawing and Painting as a Teaching Assistant in her 1st Master at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Etching, Lithography, Silkscreen and Woodcut during her 2nd Master at Teachers College. Simultaneously to completing her education she managed the Printmaking Studios and held open-studio hours, facilitating individual instruction.

     Carolin Rechberg has exhibited in Solo and Group Exhibitions, in America, Europe and Asia. Her work has been published in printed and online literature in the United States and Europe, such as; Vogue, World of Interiors, House & Garden, Wired Magazine, Tatler, Hidden Treasures Art Magazine, Inspiration Art Book, International Contemporary Masters XI, or Contemporary Art of Excellence. She was selected as an artist in residence by the AICAD Exchange program for the New York School of Visual Art Residency in 2011, in 2016 as artist in residence for the Lucid Art Foundation, and in 2017 for the Centro de Art de Curaumilla, Chile. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

   ARTIST;

   Visual Artist and Designer, New York, NY                                                                                                                                                                2017-present

   Visual Artist and Designer, San Francisco, CA                                                                                                                                                         2008-2016

  • Accumulated in-depth knowledge of art and art processes in relation to art history, art education, architecture, commodity arts, community arts, critical studies, culture, cultural byproducts, creativity and cognitive development, ecology, environmental design, gastronomy, geography, hospitality industry, infrastructure, interior design, landscape design, academic research in nerve perception relating to studies of creativity, public art, science, sustainability, semantics and urban anthropology. 

  • Attained skillsets in the areas of Art Education, Bookmaking, Ceramics, Drawing, Design, Etching, Electronics, Fashion Design, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Installation, New Media, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Silkscreen, Textile Design and Videography. 

  • Facilitating the harnessing and growth of skills and experience with interdisciplinary mediums/media of art whilst creating original artwork, design ideas and products

  • Sourcing from local, national and international infrastructure, including materials and skillsets from different industry sectors.

  • As an active member in the arts, analyzing and gathering first-hand experience and information on habits, style, taste and trends of art, design and products presented at; events, fairs, restaurants, private or public venues, as well as in sales sectors of commerce and economy, trade, involved with the art market. 

  • Developing and managing relationships with local artist, craftsman, organizations, institutions, and professionals, throughout North America, Europe and Asia. 

  • Composing and Photo-documenting, including lighting and staging of artwork and products, to present printed and digital portfolios, to individual clients or organizations interested to display, promote or purchase, as well as to archive work. 

  • Observing and improving skills in designing advertising, marketing or promotional material for social media or website content.  

  • Designing company brand, logo, concept, business ideas, plan and strategies of Carolin Rechberg LLC and CR Art and Design Inc. 

  • Applied or responded to exhibition or publication opportunities

  • Curated artist works, compiled information, concepts and supporting material, composed written literature, documented exhibitions.

  • Produced, installed and exhibited artwork, including organization of the reception, transportation, shipping and handling of artwork. 

  • Strengthened skills in leadership as well as ability to contribute as integral part of a collaborating team

ART EDUCATION AND TEACHING;

   Printmaking, Teaching Assistant, Art and Art Education Dep., TC, Columbia University, New York, NY                                                           2018-2019

   Drawing and Painting, Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA                                                                                2014-2015

  • Assisting in the printmaking concepts and techniques of Etching, Lithography, Silkscreen and Woodcut, as well as interdisciplinary. 

  • Discussing, facilitating and preparing materials for the faculty and students prior and during the course of the class. 

  • Contributed constructive critique to student works and guided individual adult student artistic development

  • Providing a joyous, welcoming studio environment where art is experienced, and creativity seen as a means to see the world. 

  • Making available and transferring, individually and historically learned understanding of art concepts, principles and techniques, to the student in the studio environment independent of artistic development or prior art experience, age, background, ethnicity, identity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. 

ART STUDIO MANAGER;

   General Assistant, Printmaking Studios, Art and Art Education Dep., TC, Columbia University, New York, NY                                              2018-2019

  • Maintaining a healthy, open and safe studio environment during open studio hours as well as during scheduled classes. 

  • Taking inventory, ordering and stocking of necessary supplies and resources to seamlessly conduct and implement curriculum. 

  • Pre- and post, cleaning, organizing, servicing or placing orders for repair of equipment, machinery and material.

  • Organizing of keeping up with conduct/safety regulations, and scheduled disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous studio materials.

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

   CR Art and Design Inc. / Carolin Rechberg LLC, Graphic Arts/Fine Art Sales and Services, New York, NY                                                       2019-present

   Carolin’s Craft / Aesthesis of Living, Fine Art Sales and Services, San Rafael, C.                                                                                                  2015-2016, 2012-2013

  • establishing and researching of local resources for conducting and organizing business

  • research of local commercial real estate, allocation of office spaces for CR Art and Design Inc, consulting and design of renovation

   Property Manager, Eden, MD                                                                                                                                                                                       2016–present

   Property Manager, San Anselmo, CA                                                                                                                                                                          2012–2016

  • Tending and preserving a 250-acre property and nature refuge, with access to marshlands and a tidal river in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Improvements, renovating and upkeep of two-bedroom residential building from 1910 in San Anselmo.

  • Effectively re-organizing and re-structuring management, employees, personnel and tenants of residential and arable property.

  • Cultivating and hiring of new reliable personnel. Maintaining relations with professional temporary and permanent workers, in areas e.g. of accounting, bookkeeping, carpentry, construction, commerce, electricity, heating and gas, landscaping, and mechanics

  • Overseeing of accounting, bookkeeping, employment, balancing of invoices, available funds and wages. 

  • Drafting and implementation of action and strategy plan in response to available finances in order to preserve property.

  • Removing refuse, reclaiming, restoring, repairing, renovating and preserving residential buildings and natural surroundings.  

  • Do-It-Yourself, applying all honed understanding of materials, utilizing learned skills in practiced trades of art and crafts, to economically repair and find innovative solutions to arising ideas and problems, continuously improving the value of the real estate. 

EDUCATION                                                                                      

   Teachers College, Columbia University, Master of Art and Art Education (M.Ed.), New York, NY                                                                      2017 – 2019

   College of San Mateo, (Music/Percussion, for personal enrichment), San Mateo, CA                                                                                         2015

   San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting (MFA), San Francisco, CA                                                                 2014 – 2015

   California College of the Arts, Individualized Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), Oakland, CA                                                                                       2008 – 2012

   Munich International School, International Baccalaureate Art and Design (IGCSE/IB), Starnberg, Germany                                                 2007

AWARDS

   Artist of the Future, Contemporary Curator Magazine                                                                                                                                             2020

   Woman Art Award, Musa International, Spain                                                                                                                                                           2018

   Certificate of Excellence Art Arvita Art Contest New York Art Expo                                                                                                                        2016

   Selected Artist for Art box Project Miami, Switzerland                                                                                                                                             2016

   Honorary Diploma Berliner Art Prize, Art Management Berlin, Germany                                                                                                             2015

   Leonardo da Vinci Prize for 'Merit in Art', Effetto d' Arte, Italy                                                                                                                                2015      

   Botticelli Prize for 'Merit in Art', Effeto d'Arte, Italy                                                                                                                                                   2014

   Individualized Diploma with Distinction, CCA, CA                                                                                                                                                     2012

   Boshu = Place, Osaka Printmaking Competition, Oakland, CA, Osaka, Japan                                                                                                      2012

   New York Times Square, Selected Artist, Artist Wanted, NYC, NY                                                                                                                          2011

   New York Studio Program, AICAD Mobility Exchange Program Selected Artist, Brooklyn, NY                                                                          2011

SELECT EXHIBITION RECORD 

   Alumni Exhibition, Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, CA                                                                                                                                          2020

   Sacred Objects, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon    

   Shanghai International Art Fair, National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China                                                                      2019                                     

   Studio Works, Macy Art Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                                                                                          2018

   WAA Woman Art Award, Musa International, Madrid, Spain

   Art Expo New York, Art-Avita Pavilion, New York, NY                                                                                                                                               2017

   Lucid Art Foundation Annual Exhibition, Root One Gallery, Point Reyes, CA

   Art-box. Project, Miami Art Weeks, Miami, FL                                                                                                                                                            2016

   40th Anniversary Art Slant Open Studios', Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.                                                                                                         2015

   'Spectrum Art Auction' Access Institute, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA  

   ‘Inner Resonance’, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Raven Theatre, Healdsburg, CA

   Grounding, Performance, SFAI Tower, San Francisco, CA

   Birth', Walter and Mc Bean Gallery Mural Wall, San Francisco, CA

   Printmaking-San Francisco Art Institute', Sanchez Art Centre, Pacifica, CA                                                                                                          2015

   'Kohesion', Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                                                                                 2014                               

   'The Site A live', Collaborative Projects Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

   ‘Landscape, The Virtual the Actual the Possible’, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

   ‘re-’ Diego Rivera Gallery, Walter and Mc Bean Gallery Rooftop, San Francisco, CA

   Texture teasing Taste', Photography exhibition, Etcetera Wine Bar, San Francisco                                                                                             2012

   Carolin Rechberg, Bruce Galleries West A and B, 1111 8th St, San Francisco, CA

   Place = Basho, Osaka/CCA, Printmaking and Design Exchange Exhibition, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oliver Art Centre, San Francisco, CA

PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

Gentleman’s Quarters UK, House and Garden UK, Tatler UK, Vogue UK, World of Interiors UK, Wired Magazine UK                                     2019                               

WAA Woman Art Award 2018, Musa International, Spain                                                                                                                                          2018

Contemporary Art of Excellence | Volume III (Global Art Agency), International Contemporary Masters XI, UK                                             2017                               

Inspiration Art Book, Contemporary Masters Collection, UK                                                                                                                                    2016

Hidden Treasures Art Magazine, United Kingdom                                                                                                                                                      2015

SKILLS

Business: Advertising, Communications, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Performance Analysis, Pricing and Sale Assessment and Strategies, Product Quality Assessment, Strategic Planning and Thinking, Problem Assessment, Solving and Solutions, 

Academic; Academic Research, Art Curation and Criticism, Art Education pertaining to Children, Adolescents, Adults and Art Educators, Art History, Modern and Contemporary Art, Curriculum Design, Essay Writing, Grand and Proposal writing, Grading/Assessment, Quantitative and Qualitative Research,

Computer; Adobe Suite; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator etc., Apple Applications, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Microsoft Office Suite, New Media; Final-Cut, Audacity, Sibelius, Skype, QuickTime, Zoom etc. 

Design; Environmental Design, Ex/Interior Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Garden and Landscape Design, Product Design, Public Space, Textile Design, Urban Design, and Website Design 

Fine Art; Ceramics, Bookmaking, Design, Drawing, Etching, Fiber Arts, Lithography, Illustration, Installation, Murals, Painting, Performance, Photography, Sculpture, Silkscreen, Textile, Woodcut, 2D, 3D and 4D Fundamentals. 

Languages; English, German (fluent) Italian, Spanish (experienced)

Additional Skills; Archery, Cooking, Climbing, Gardening, Hiking, Horseback-riding, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field  

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