Rachelle Cunningham is an illustrator and multi-disciplinary artist, who uses organic materials, writing, illustrations, painting and video to create works that juxtapose the intangible and the living, interlacing them to create a visual narrative. Graduated from Parsons The New School with a Bachelors of fine Arts in Art Media & Technology.
Rachelle’s work creates new realms that allow her viewers to enter and become a part of her fantasy. Her greatest love is storytelling and in doing so her Thesis ‘Amaranthine’ exhibited in May of last year in Gallery 24B in Paris demonstrated this whereby she created a set design of a re occurring Nightmare composed entirely of decomposable organic materials illustrating the lifespan of a dream. She plays with the idea of life and death and the cycle of it, but with a twist as she uses technology to bring the set to life with the story of her nightmare by using projection mapping of an animation tying it all together with a music composition. Her thesis work has took part in the BBC’s Philippa Perry’s ‘How to be a Surrealist’ documentary that aired in April (2018).
Rachelle Cunningham has done work experience at Oscar de La Renta, Sophia Webster, Marie Claire, & Musée des Arts Décoratifs to name a few. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Brussels, Amsterdam, Oslo & Paris. After being an artist in residence in Oslo Norway she is now based in Paris, France, working with an international clientele as a freelance illustrator & artist.