Rachel Rothberg

Artist Statement

Rachel Rothberg is a 22-year-old artist from the Bay Area who is in the process of completing her BFA in Art at Western Washington University in Bellingham. With a concentration in painting and a minor in biology, Rachel observes ecological phenomena through a compassionate lens that explores the balance between growth and destruction in the natural world. Her paintings combine biological, detailed illustration with painterly practices to communicate fragile ecological balances to her audience. Her work illuminates how humans, other animals, and the ecosystems we inhabit are intertwined, inspiring a sense of wonder for our natural surroundings at a global turning point for climate change.