Gerri Rachins is an American artist, living and working in Boston, Massachusetts.
Reflecting on the artist’s fascination with the natural world and how we perceive it, Rachins’ works tease the eye with colors and shapes that shift and slip, prompting viewers to question their own perceptions, while suggesting a world in flux. Her works flaunt art-historical tradition, playing with the boundaries between painting, drawing and collage, using materials unexpectedly, and infusing the work with her own sense of alchemy.
Rachins has been a faculty member for over 18 years at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in Boston, where she currently teaches Color Theory for Artists and Designers, and also taught at Massachusetts College of Art & Design for 13 years. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and also studied at The New York Studio School.
Rachins’ artworks are part of private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Danforth Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, and others throughout the United States. Her paintings, drawings, and mixed-media collages are represented in the Boston area by Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA.