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


Rachel Christine Visalda is a multi-disciplinary artist making work rooted in storytelling and sharing experiences. Born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay Area, she earned degrees in Art, Film & Media from UCSB in a beach town called Isla Vista. Projects span from immersive art and mixed media installations to videos and large-scale paintings. Her work has been featured in various exhibitions and venues, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Betti Ono Gallery, and RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, among others.

She has produced videos and content for UFC, NFL, 102.9 KBLX, 95.7 The Game, 96.5 KOIT and more.
Currently living and working in California.

CV • Curriculum Vitae

b. Manila, Philippines

Public Art

2018  Mural Commission, Melting Pot, interactive mural installation, Argyros Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Costa Mesa, CA
2018  Public Art Commission, Meet Me at the Crossroads, temporary site-specific installation, “BoldPas” Art Festival, Old Pasadena, CA
2017  Mural Commission, Chrysanthemum Center of the World, Whipple and Arguello St. commissioned by Redwood City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. Redwood City, CA
2010  Mural Commission, The Breeze, private client, Santa Barbara, CA
2009  Public Art Commission, Untitled (Peace Tree), interactive sculpture installation for the Dalai Lama’s book/lecture, UCSB Davidson Library, Santa Barbara, CA
2009  Public Art Project, May 18, temporary site specific installation, Lagoon Lawn, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA


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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    Undergraduate Show - University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2010    University of California, Santa Barbara
            Bachelor of Arts, Film and Media Studies
            Bachelor of Arts, Art
with Honors Distinction and Art Studio Residency

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

Clients - video production, graphic design, writing, digital content, social media
102.9 KBLX
96.5 KOIT
95.7 The Game
98.5 KFOX
99.7 NOW
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)

2014    RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation
2014    Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission
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