Rachel Znerold realized early on that she saw things differently. Growing up in the wilderness of Southwest Colorado, she began to notice the hidden splendor and beautiful grotesque in nature, the magic in the mundane. Now, as a career painter, fashion designer, performance artist, creative consultant, and set designer, Rachel has cultivated her entire life around this creative vision. Rachel Znerold’s artwork is inspired by the universality of form and color in the organic world, the importance of ritual and community in the human experience, and creating more mindfulness and empowerment through art.
A member of San Francisco’s vibrant art scene, Rachel’s work has shown at The San Francisco International Arts Festival, Fort Mason Center, The California Academy of Sciences, 111 Minna, Wonderland Gallery, Secession, Femina Potens, SF MOMA New Media Lounge and Roll-up Gallery at Public Works. She has created large-scale installation art and visual designs at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Fox Theater, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Fillmore, The Independent, SFJAZZ, and JCCSF as Artistic Director for Undercover Presents. Rachel makes colorful paintings, couture wedding gowns and public artworks out of her Dolores Park studio, and works as an art mentor in galleries and schools across the Bay Area. Rachel is passionate about using art to build strong community and a culture of social activism, and she has partnered with ArtSpan SF, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Project HOPE Art, The San Francisco Chronicle and Creativity Explored to ignite and support artists around the world.