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Rachael Grad - CV

Curriculum Vitae (CV) for Rachael Grad


2024, Motherhood Moments, Gales Gallery, York University, April 1 to 5, Accolade West, Toronto, Ontario

2024, Motherhood Hit Me Like a Train, the Gallery at the J, 750 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario. March 5 to 27, 2024. 

2024, Mommy Mayhem, Samuel M. Zacks Gallery, Stong College, York University, Toronto, Ontario. February 15 to March 8, 2024. 

2023, Prints & Multiples 1, PMC Gallery at Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Ontario. December 14 to 18, 2023. 

2023, Ghosting: an exhibition for all Hallows' EveBOOM Contemporary, Artsy, October 26, 2023 to January 1, 2024.

2023, In-Between, Gales Gallery, York University, September 25 to October 6, 2023, Accolade West, Toronto, Ontario.

2023, The Next Wave, Gales Gallery, York University, September 6 to 15, 2023, Accolade West, Toronto, Ontario. 

2023, An Eye for Quirk and Wit, BOOM Contemporary, Artsy, August 20, 2023 - January 1, 2024.

2023, Alumni Exhibition Show, August 7th to September 30th, 2023, The New York Studio School on ArtsyOnline

2023, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Booth A-13, July 7 to 9, 2023 in Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario; July 2 to 9, 2023 Online Fair

2023, Women+, Baycrest Art Gallery, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2E1. May 2023 to October 2023. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00pm in The Ronald and Nancy Kalifer Culture Hub, Baycrest Apotex building.

2023, It'll Be OK, Gallery 1313, February 15th to 26th, 2023, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L8. Reception on Thursday February 23rd at 6:30-9:30 pm.

2023, Bind, Special Projects Gallery, February 6th to 10th, 2023, York University, Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, 86 Fine Arts Road Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. 

2022, MMXXII, Gales Gallery, York University, September 8th to 23rd, 2022, Toronto, Ontario. Opening reception: Tuesday September 13th at 4:40 pm. 

2022, Alumni Exhibition Show, August 8th to September 30th, 2022, The New York Studio School on ArtsyOnline

2022, Pandemic Parenting and Mothers Making ArtAugust 2022, Museum of Motherhood, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, Online 

2022, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Booth A-24, July 15th to 17th, 2022 in Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario; July 8th to 17th, 2022 Online Fair

2022, The Archive of Merit: from the OSA to OCAD, Ontario Archives and Ontario Society of Artists 150th Anniversary Art Exhibition, June 2nd to 17th, 2022, Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1. Kunstmatrix Online

2022, GradEx 107, May 11 to 15, 2022, OCAD University, Room 488, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1

2022, The Living EarthMar. 31 to May 3, 2022, Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave. Toronto, ON, Canada 

2021, Boom Holiday Art Show, Dec. 2, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022, BOOM Contemporary, Artsy, Online

2021, Miami Art Week, Dec. 2 to 5, 2021, JADA Art, 1250 Normandy Dr, Miami, FL, USA

2021-2, Let's Do Blue! Group Art ShowNov. 25, 2021 to Mar. 30, 2022, Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave. Toronto, ON, Canada 

2021, Mercedes Matters Award Show, Oct. 7 to Dec. 31, 2021, Margalit Gallery, 122 Grand St, New York, NY, USA

2021, Encounter 2021,  Sept. 2021, The Heliconian Club, Toronto, ON, Canada

2021, Alumni Exhibition Show, The New York Studio School on ArtsyOnline

2021, Looking Out While Looking In, OCAD University and State University New York Genesco, Kunstmatrix, Online

2021Self Portraits, The Heliconian Club, Toronto, ON, Canada

2021, Alone Together: Concert with Art, Poetry and Dance, Online 

2021, Paintings and Prints, Hilton Toronto Markham Conference Centre & Spa, Markham, Ontario, Canada

2020-21, Brain Sculpture for The Yogen Früz Brain ProjectToronto, ON, Canada

2020, Roots & Belongings, Group Show, The Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada  

2020, One of a Kind Winter Show, Online

2020, Group Show, The Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2020, ArtWalk in the SquareJuried Art Show, Online

2020, Alumni Exhibition Show, The New York Studio School on ArtsyOnline

2020, Abstract Paintings and Art Prints, Cocoalatte, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2019, Colorful Abstract Paintings, Peter Paul and Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012, The Art of Health and Wellness, Club Markham and eforea Spa Markham, Ontario, Canada

2011, Works, Group Show, Coemeterium of the Suola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, S. Polo, Venice, Italy

2010, Patton Boggs LLP Group Show, Summer 2010, New York, NY, USA 

2010, Twenty2, Group Show, Palazzetto Tito, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy

2010, Eva’s Restaurant Group Show, New York, NY, USA

2009, Holiday Group Show, New York Studio School Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2009, Recent Artwork by Rachael Grad & Cristina Winsor, New York Studio School Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2008, Solo Exhibition, Skynear & Co. and Casa Oaxaca, Washington, DC, USA

2008, Solo Exhibition, Caramel, Washington, DC, USA

2008, Washington Studio School Annual Juried Student Group Show, Washington, DC, USA

1995, Art Gallery of Ontario Student Show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2024 (Expected), Master's in Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2022, Bachelor's in Fine Arts with Distinction,  Painting and Drawing, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2010-2011, Participant, Master’s of Studio Art, New York University, Venice, Italy 

2008-2010, Certificate Student, Painting and Drawing, New York  Studio School

2003, Juris Doctorate, Duke University School of Law, , Durham, North Carolina

1999, Bachelor's in Arts (Honors) in Economics, Minor in French Literature, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

1997, Diploma, International Relations, Sciences Po, Paris, France


Michael Smith CGS Foreign Study Supplements (CGSFSS), 2023-2024

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier, CGS Master’s Scholarship, 2023-2024

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined), 2023

Governor General’s Academic Award, Silver Medal, 2022, OCAD University

Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Award, 2022, OCAD University

Fellowship Award and York Graduate Scholarship, 2022, York University, Master’s in Fine Art Program in Visual Arts

Mercedes Matter Award, 2021, New York Studio School Alumni Association Art Show

Frances Lea Ziegler Memorial Scholarship, 2021, OCAD University 

Legal Issues in Museum Administration Full Scholarship, 2010, American Law Institute-American Bar Association Course of Study

Merit Full Scholarship, 2008-2009, New York Studio School, New York, NY

National Award for Multimedia Project, Canadian High School Association, 1994


"Scrawls and Scribbles: A Mother’s Methods for Practice-Based Research," Reproductive Landscapes (and more), Journal of Mother Studies, Issue 8, 2023.

Parent (verb); A Mixed Genre FolioMER Literary Journal, June 2023. "Mommy Mayhem: Elephant and Doll" painting featured. 

Chores & Transcendence, Milk Art Journal, Vol. 1, March 2023. "Motherhood Hit Me Like a Train" Series paintings featured.

Creation, Verklempt!, Vol. 1. March 2023. "Motherhood Hit Me Like a Train, Cross-Country #2" painting featured.  


RBC, Print Commissioning Program 2022, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

RP Investment Advisors LP, Toronto, ON, Canada 

Altree Developments, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Leo Baeck Day School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Art in Private Collections in New York, NY, the Hamptons, NY, Washington, DC, Miami, Florida, London, England, and in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 


Spookalicious,” Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (October 2, 2023).

Space of the Future: Emerging Artist Spotlight,” Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (June 13, 2023).

Meet Artist Rachael Grad,” Toronto Railway Museum (August 5, 2022).

The Art of Motherhood,” OCAD University (August 3, 2022).

Collaborating and Carving Out Space for Art,” Museum of Motherhood (August 1, 2022). 

Remote Artist Residency with Rachael Grad: This August at MoM,” Museum of Motherhood (July 11, 2022). 

Students Shine at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair,” OCAD University (July 7, 2022).

Convocation Inspires Next Generation of Artists, Designers, and Makers,” OCAD University (June 20, 2022).

Convocation Celebrates Excellence ,” OCAD University (June 16, 2022).

Exhibition sheds light on OCAD U’s founding and future,” OCAD University (June 2, 2022).

"OCAD University annual art and design show back in person," Toronto Sun (May 12, 2022).

"Toronto's Largest Free Art and Design Exhibition Returns in Person & Online," OCAD University (May 4, 2022).

"Rachael Grad," Variety, Niv Magazine (January 16, 2022).

Secondhand Inspiration: Add Personality with Vintage Furnishings,” The Washington Post Express (May 29, 2009).
"D.C. Therapy,” The Washington City Paper (September 26, 2008).
The Guest Stop: From Home to Hotel,” The Washington Post Express (August 8, 2008).


Writing in Home Decor and Art Publications:

2008 – 2013 Editor and Contributor, Apartment Therapy, home décor and residential design website: Over 1,000 blog posts published.
Freelance articles for Dwell Magazine’s website Touring Design for a Living World
Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian
Foodjects: Design and Cuisine in Spain

Legal Publications:

Indigenous Rights and Intellectual Property Law: A Comparison of the United States and Australia,” Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Fall 2002.
“Economic Inefficiencies in Health Law.” Health Law in Canada, 4th quarter, 1999.


Member, 2004 - Present, New York State Bar Association

Member, 2007 - Present, DC Bar Association

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