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Rachael Grad - CV

Curriculum Vitae (CV) for Rachael Grad


2024, 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


"On Stuffed Animals and Sentience," Femspec, 24.1, 2024. 

"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 


"‘Then and Now’ exhibit features eight alumni artists," The Justice (March 19, 2024). 

"Meet visual artist Rachael Grad," Kultura Collective (March 12, 2024).

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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  • Mother's Day Mayhem, BOOM Contemporary, Artsy, May 1 to July 1, 2024. 
  • Paintings and PrintsHilton Toronto Markham Conference Centre & Spa, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6G 1A5.
  • Paintings and Prints, The Cotton Spa Boutique, 2064 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 4A6.
  • Glimpses of SpringBOOM Contemporary, Artsy, April 1 to May 1, 2024.
  • Mommy Mayhem, Samuel J. Zacks Gallery, York University, Stong College, 4700 Keele St #109, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, February 15 - March 13, 2024.
  • Motherhood Hit Me Like a Train, The Gallery at the J, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J2, March 5 - 27, 2024.
  • Prints & Multiples 1, PMC Gallery at Wychwood Barns, December 2023, Toronto, Ontario. Limited Edition Prints, Small Objects & Clothes by Cybèle Young, Gillian Frise, Heather Frise, Stephanie Cormier, Rachael Grad, JJ Jesperson, David Trautrimas, Allison Rietta, Damian Rogers. 
  • Ghosting: an exhibition for all Hallows' EveBOOM Contemporary, Artsy, October 26 - December 21, 2023.
  • hen and Now, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Oct. 12, 2023 to March 31, 2024. 
  • An Eye for Quirk and Wit, BOOM Contemporary, Artsy, August 20, 2023 - January 1, 2024.
  • In-Between: Perspectives on Artist-Motherhood, The Gales Gallery, September 25th to October 6th, 2023, 8 Accolade West Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. 
  • Women+2023, Baycrest Art Gallery, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2E1. Spring 2023 to October 1, 2023.
  • 2023 Alumni Exhibition Show, August 7th to September 30th, 2023, The New York Studio School on ArtsyOnline.
  • The Next Wave, Gales Gallery, York University, September 6th to 15th, 2023, Toronto, Ontario. 
  • Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, 62 July 7th to 9th, 2023 in Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario; July 2nd to 9th, 2023 Onlin Fair.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • KICKstART, November 6, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Gallery 133 located at 1260 Castlefield Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 1G3, Canada. 
  • MMXXII, Gales Gallery, September 8th to 23rd, 2022, 8 Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. Opening reception: Tuesday September 13th at 4 pm. 
  • Alumni Exhibition Show, August 8th to September 30th, 2022, The New York Studio School on ArtsyOnline
  • Pandemic Parenting and Mothers Making ArtAugust 2022, Museum of Motherhood, St. Pete, Florida, USA, Online 
  • 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
  • "The Archive of Merit: from the OSA to CAD." Ontario Archives and Ontario Society of Artists 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition, June 2nd to 13th, 2022, Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1. Online on Kunstmatrix
  • GradEx 107, May 11th to 15th, 2022, OCAD University, 00 McCaul Street, Room 488, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
  • The Living Earth Group Art Show, March 31st, 2022 to May 3rd, 2022, Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2E3
  • Let's Do Blue! Group Art Show, November 25, 2021 to March 30, 2022, Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave. Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2E3
  • Mercedes Matters Award ShowOct. 7 to Dec. 31, 2021, Margalit Gallery122 Grand St, New York, NY, 10013
  • Boom Holiday Art Show, Dec. 2, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022, BOOM Contemporary, Artsy, Onlin
  • 2021, Miami Art WeekJADA Art, Dec. 2 to 5, 2021, 1250 Normandy Dr, Miami, FL
  • 2021, Virtual New York Studio Alumni Exhibition on ArtsyAugust 2 September 30, 2021
  • 2021, "Encounters," 5 Person Show, Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave. Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2E3
  • 2021, Looking Out While Looking In, OCAD University and State University New York Genesco, Kunstmatrix, Online
  • 2021, Self Portraits, Heliconian Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2021, Alone Together: Concert with Art, Poetry and Dance, Online
  • 2020, Brain Sculpture for The Yogen Früz Brain ProjectToronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020, Roots & BelongingsThe Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020, One of a Kind Online, Winter Show
  • 2020, Group Show, The Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
  • 2020, ArtWalk in the Square Online, Juried Art Show
  • 2020, Alumni Exhibition Show Online, The New York Studio School, Arts
  • 2012, The Art of Health and Wellness,  Hilton Toronto Markham Conference Centre & Spa, Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • 2011, Works, Group Show,  Coemeterium of the Suola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, S.Polo 2457, Venice, Italy
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