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Resume

Rachel Solimeno b. 1971, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Summary
2021 – Now   Full-time Emerging artist, Based in Seattle

2019 – 2021   Full time Atelier Art Student

2008 – 2018  Part time Oil Painter

2000 – 2018  Engineer and Program Manager, Speech Recognition & AI, Microsoft

1996 – 2000  Linguist & Software Engineer - Entropic Technologies, Cambridge UK

1993 - 1994    Research Scientist, University of Edinburgh

Education

2019 - 2021   Kang O' Higgins Atelier in Contemporary Painting, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle 

1995 - 1996  MPhil Computer Speech and Language processing, Cambridge University, UK
1989 - 1993  MA Linguistics and Artificial intelligence, University of Edinburgh, UK

Awards
 

2023 - Shortlisted For The Portrait Prize, Ruth Borchard Collection, UK

2020 - Mary Gales Memorial Scholarship For Talented Female Artist, Seattle
2020 - 1st Place Self Portrait, Spitting Image Juried Show, Gage Academy Of Art, Seattle 
2019 - 2nd Place Best Of Gage Landscape Juried Show, Gage Academy Of Art, Seattle 

1989 – Pfizer Prize for Biology, Simon Langton Girls School, Canterbury, UK

Solo Shows

2022 - 'Emergence', Antonio Salon, Seattle


Group Shows

2023 – The Self Portrait Prize - The Atkinson Museum, Southport, UK

2023 – The Self Portrait Prize - Online Show, Ruth Borchard Collection

2023 – June Gallery Show at Ryan James Fine Art, Kirkland

2023 – Cocktails and Creatives, Equinox Studios, Seattle

2022 – Gage Academy Gala, Fremont Studios, Seattle

2022 – Homegrown at Gage, Gallery Mack, Seattle

2021 – The Nude, Figure Ground Gallery, Seattle

2021 –  Atelier Group Show, Space Gallery, Seattle
2021 – Portraits of the Pacific Northwest, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2021 – Atelier Visions Show, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2021 – Best of Gage, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2020 – Atelier Visions Show, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2020 – Benefit Show for The Wave Foundation, Antonio Salon, Seattle

2020 – Best of Gage, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle

2020 – Spitting Image, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2019 – Best of Gage, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2019 – KOH Atelier Collection, Axis Gallery, Seattle
2019 – KOH Atelier Show, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2018 – Small Works Show, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
2016 – Microsoft Employee Group Show, Microsoft, Redmond, Seattle

Teaching and Community Projects

2019-2020 - Monitor for KOH Atelier. Gage Academy of Art

General day to day running of atelier with 20 artists ​

2010 - 2015 - Auction Art Project Lead, University Cooperative School, Seattle
2015 - 2016 - Set Painting, University Cooperative School, Seattle

2015 - Paint your own pet portrait class, University Cooperative School, Seattle
2009 - Set Painting, Green Lake Elementary​

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