Rachel Setzer is a Seattle-based artist and co-founder of the Seattle Arts Coalition. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. After spending a number of years in the business world, she dove back into art after the unrelated deaths of her father and daughter in 2013.
Rachel works in a number of mediums with her primary visual focus on human anatomy, referencing basic anatomy books as well as the art of physician and painter Frank Netter. Her work draws on her own experience of physical pain caused by fibromyalgia; mental pain caused by anxiety, and lost loved ones; and is fueled by the idea that those who can be open about their suffering should be so that those who can’t be as open don’t have to feel so alone.
In her work with the Seattle Arts Coalition, Rachel seeks to build global creativity through the cooperation of artists and their communities. “Artists with strong community support make better art in greater quantities,” she says. The SAC believes that art is vital to a healthy society where thought, ideas, education, science, and spirituality all thrive.
Rachel currently lives in Seattle with her partner, Peter, and their pug; practices Judaism, polyamory, and immaculate self-care.
For Art Walk night, West Seattle Cellars will be offering their free weekly wine tasting. They will feature Oregon wines, from some exciting, lesser-known wineries. Come by this Thursday between 5:30 and 9:00 to meet Rachel and enjoy her art, while you explore some wines from our neighbor to the south.