Ceramic sculptures and quilt by Rachael Sterner at her show, Many Mothers, at Glass Rice.
I tend to forget how I am introduced to the work of artists, because I usually find out about an artists/their work and then it's after some time that I have a more personal connection with them and think about them more. But with Rachael Sterner and her work, I was introduced to her quilt work through our previous interviewed artist, Laura Rokas. Laura and Rachael went to SFAI together. Laura was in the MFA program and Rachael was there for her BFA, and they would work side by side in the studios and became friends, supporters, and fans of each other's work.
Rachael Sterner received her BFA from SFAI in Spring 2016. And about a year after she was beginning to organize for her solo show at Glass Rice gallery in the Design district of San Francisco.
Rachael's work with quilts is visually graphic, incorporating screen printing, creating untraditional patterns via printing, and personal. Rachael's imagery in her quilts include text and figures that she associates with her past, growing up, and other nostalgic pieces of her personal narrative.
Her show at Glass Rice, titled Many Mothers, opened on March 24. On the day Rachael de-installed the show, on April 10th, I met Rachael at Glass Rice to see the show one more time and talk about her work and process behind the show.
Read the full interview and see more photos below.