rvisalda


Rachel Visalda
contact: Rvisalda@gmail.com
San Francisco Bay Area

Available for commissions and collaborations. Please email Rvisalda@gmail.com about working together.

About me

I'm a multi-disciplinary artist making work rooted in storytelling and sharing experiences. I studied Art, Film & Media at UCSB in a little beach town called Isla Vista. Projects span from large-scale installations and paintings to video work and tattoos. I’ve also completed marketing and graphic design work for the UFC, NFL, and various international clients. (click here to view commercial projects)

Currently living and working in the East Bay.

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CV • Curriculum Vitae

b. 1987 Manila Philippines

Exhibitions

2017
    Nasty Women - Omi Gallery, Oakland, CA
    Hella Kitty - Cukui, San Jose, CA

2016
    VIRAL: 25 years from Rodney King - Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA
    Water and the Sounding Sirens - Tea Roots & Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    extended family - The Family Room SF, San Francisco, CA. In conjunction with First Thursdays (Tenderloin Art Walk)
    P & B - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
    Percolation - Sherwood Gallery SF, San Francisco, CA
    Delta Art & Wine Faire - Park Delta Bay. California Delta Chambers, Isleton, CA
    8 - Cafe International, San Francisco, CA
    Common Thread - Sips N Sews, San Francisco, CA. In conjunction with SF Lower Polk/Tenderloin Art Walk

2015
    Our Stories Will Never Die - Zine Release Show, Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland, CA

2014
    Curiosities - Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
    RUSH Philanthropic Foundation / Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series - Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA
    Art Passages - Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County - County Board Chambers, Martinez, CA
    Hello City - Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA. In conjunction with SF North Beach First Fridays Art Walk

2013
    Zing! - Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA. In conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur
    F3 - The Cotton Mill, Oakland, CA
    Art Bruh Bruh - The Spot, Oakland, CA

2010
    Das Ist Art - Gallery 479, Santa Barbara, CA
    Synaesthetica: Tender Blur - Gallery 479, Santa Barbara, CA
    Shards Together: a response to topical events - CCS Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
    Interspecies Collaboration - Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

2009
    Cadre! - Old Gym Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
    Seeds of Golden Poppies - Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

2008
    Undergraduate Show - University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

Education
2010    University of California, Santa Barbara
            Bachelor of Arts, Film and Media Studies
            Bachelor of Arts, Art
honors and art studio residency

Public Art
2009  interactive installation for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book/lecture, commissioned by UCSB Davidson Library
2009  May 18 - site specific outdoor installation, Lagoon Lawn, University of California Santa Barbara

Publications
2015  Our Stories Will Never Die - Pochino Press, Oakland, CA
2013  SF MOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Official Blog
2013  Tumblr Open Arts

Clients - Graphic Design
UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship)
NHL (National Hockey League)
MLB (Major League Baseball)
NFL (National Football League)
6 Nations Rugby Championship
Gaelic Athletic Association
Liga Portugal (Portuguese Fútbol League)
Minted


Awards
2014    RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation exhibition
2014    Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission exhibition
2010    Award of Distinction from the University of California
2009 - 10  University Honors & Art Studio Residency, UC Santa Barbara

Professional Experience
2015 - 16     Designer - Minted. Oakland, CA
2012 - 14     Marketing and Design Manager - Premium Sports, Inc. San Francisco, CA
2011 - 12     Teaching Assistant/ Arts & Crafts teacher - Willow Wood Elementary. Brentwood, CA
2009 - 10     President - Multi-Cultural Drama Company. Santa Barbara, CA
2007 - 10     Writer, Director, Editor - Multi-Cultural Drama Company. Santa Barbara, CA
2009 - 10     Scriptwriter, Set Designer, Stage Manager - Mikey & the Magical Jeepney. Kapatirang Pilipino Organization UCSB