• Upcoming

    Sept 2022 Plein Air Painting Event - Saturday September 24th, 11 am - 2 pm, Salmon Creek Nature Preserve, Hilton, NY USA

    Nov 2022 SMFA Tufts Art Sale - November 4 - 6, Boston, MA USA

    Nov 2022 Small Works - Main Street Arts Nov 5 - Dec 23, Clifton Springs, NY USA

    Dec 2022 Secondhand Wonderland - Nazareth College Golisano Training Center on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 from 10AM-4PM Rochester, NY USA

  • CV



    EDUCATION

    2007 - 2008 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
    POST - BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE
    2004 - 2005 Vapaa Taidekoulu / Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland
    PAINTING CERTIFICATE
    1998 - 2003 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN STUDIO ART
    BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2018 Turtle Show - Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream, Rochester, NY, USA
    2017 The Wild Bunch - Studio Harpy: Artspace, Rochester, NY, USA
    2017 Tiger Show - Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream, Rochester, NY, USA
    2014 Paintings and Drawings by Rina Miriam Drescher - Nitty Gritty, in the Village Gate, Rochester, NY, USA
    2006 Peremmälle / Come In - Galleria Seriola, Tampere, Finland
    2005 Miu ja Murrr / Meow and Growl - Kahvila Vohvelikahvila, Tampere, Finland
    2004 Karkki Päivä / Candy Day - Galleria 3H+K, Pori, Finland
    2003 You Might Experience Some Side Effects - The Gallery at the Art and Music Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY USA

    SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

    2022 SMFA Tufts Art Sale - School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, November 4 - 6, Boston, MA USA
    2022 Small Works - Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY from Nov 5 - Dec 23
    2020 Genesee Valley Conservancy 100 - Silver Lake Brewing Project, 14 Borden Ave, Perry, NY USA from Nov 18 - Dec 31
    2018 No Man's Land: A Juried Exhibit By The Politits Art Coalition - The Yards Collective Art Space, 50-52 Public Market Way, Rochester, NY USA
    2015 Project 308 Gallery September Show - Project 308 Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY USA
    2008 12x12 Holiday Show - Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA USA
    2008 Art Exposed: From Concept to Completion - Artworks! Community Art Center, New Bedford, MA USA
    2007 Punainen / Red - Galleria Seriola, Tampere, Finland
    2006 Pirkanmaan 3 Triennaali / 3rd Triennial of Pirkanmaa - Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland
    2006 Onni / Happiness - Galleria Seriola, Tampere, Finland
    2002 Out of the Icebox - Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY USA
    1998 Exhibition of Undergraduate Work - AS IS Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY USA

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2021 Must Love Cats, Art Exhibition & Fundraiser - Studio 402 Gallery, Anderson Arts Building, Rochester, NY USA
    2018 Group Show - The Village Gallery, Caledonia, NY USA
    2015 School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston SMFA Art Sale - Boston, MA USA
    2013 23rd Annual Members Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2012 22nd Annual Members Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2012 6x6x2012 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2011 6x6x2011 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2011 21st Annual Members Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2010 20th Annual Members Exhibition & Celebration, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2010 Inspiration Holiday Gala - Anderson Alley Artists Studios, Rochester, NY USA
    2010 Boots & Shoes - The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester, NY USA
    2010 6x6x2010, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2010 Art-Through-The-Mail-Campaign!, Refuge Gallery Space, Lebanon, PA USA
    2010 In Your Face, The Eco-Office, Providence, RI USA
    2010 World Of Imagination 3, APW Gallery, NYC, NY USA
    2009 12x12x122, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA USA
    2009 Poems We Didn't Write, The Blue Guitar Gallery, Easthampton, MA USA
    2009 World Of Imagination 2, APW Gallery, 48-18 Van Dam St, Long Island City, New York, NY USA
    2008 INSIDEOUT - School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA USA
    2008 Post-Bac Show - Foyer Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA USA
    2007 December Sale - Grossman Gallery, Anderson Auditorium and Weems Center, SMFA, Boston, MA USA
    2007 Junction - Foyer Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA USA
    2007 Post-Bac Show - The Atrium, SMFA, Boston, MA USA
    2007 New Student Salon Show - BAG Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA USA
    2007 Proof of Purchase 2 - RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA USA
    2007 Roxbury Open Studios - Mission Hill Building, Boston, MA USA
    2007 Pimp My Käsityö / Pimp My Handicraft - Haihara Art Center, Tampere, Finland
    2007 Taidesuunistus - Pyynikki Trikoo, Tampere, Finland
    2007 Taiteen Tasarahapäivät - Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland
    2006 Talo Täynnä Taidetta - Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland

    ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

    2019 Strange Birds - Art Mini Zine, Blah Blah Blah Press
    2019 Yeah Vol. 2 - Illustration Mini Zine, Blah Blah Blah Press
    2017 Five Three One - Art Mini Zine, Hundred Drawings Press
    2017 Reverie Vol. 1 - Art Zine, Blah Blah Blah Press
    2017 LUMINA Journal, Vol. XVI Borders and Boundaries - features the work "The Red Scarf"
    2017 Lake Affect Magazine, Vol. 50 - by Michelle Cardulla, features the work "Tiger"
    2016 Spotted Doe - Poetry Chapbook / Zine, Second Printing, Blah Blah Blah Press
    2015 Blog interview with The Flow Styler, Petra Tourunen "Empowering women all around the world to step into their Flow, find direction and fulfill their potential one easy step at a time." - The Flow Styler
    2012 Lake Affect Magazine, Vol. 43 - by Michelle Cardulla, cover features the work "Self Portrait"
    2012 Lake Affect Magazine, Vol 41 - by Michelle Cardulla, features the work "Umbrellas"
    2010 Spotted Doe - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher
    2010 Good To Know #7: Plagiarism - by Amy Ng (of pikaland.com). Article by Rina Miriam Drescher on pages 32-33.
    2007 I'm Too Sad To Tell You (after Bas Jan Ader) - by Jessica Williams (of www.paperheart.org). Features photography by Rina Miriam Drescher.
    2004 Satakunnan Kansa - Keskiviikko 8.9.2004 LT-levikki 55.436 132 . vuosikerta N:o 245 (33.840) Irtonumero 1,50€ (Article in Finnish Newspaper)
    2002 Pigeon vs. Dove (Poems) - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher
    2000 Alligator Crocodile - Poetry Chapbook by Rina Miriam Drescher

    AWARDS & GRANTS

    2007 SMFA Post - Baccalaureate Grant
    2001 Millennial Muse: Poets of The New Century Award
    Sponsored by Amnesty International

    SELECTED JURIED EVENTS

    2022 Secondhand Wonderland - Nazareth College Golisano Training Center on Saturday December 3rd, 2022 from 10 am -4 pm, Rochester, NY USA
    2022 Plein Air Painting Event - Salmon Creek Nature Preserve, Saturday September 24th, 11 am - 2 pm, Hilton, NY USA
    2022 Makers Market Mondays - The Playhouse/ Swilburger, Monday August 1st, 5 pm - 9 pm Rochester, NY USA
    2020 Carpenters Farm & Fancy 1ST ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT - Saturday April 11th, 11 am - 4 pm, Kent, NY USA
    2015 Project 308 Gallery Art Festival - Saturday, September 26th, 12-5 pm, North Tonawanda, NY USA
    2015 Artist Row at the Public Market - The Public Market, Rochester, NY USA
    2015 Silent Auction to benefit the non-profit Change The World Of One - Four City Station, Rochester, NY USA
    2013 RoCo Art Tent - Party In The Park, Riverside Festival Site, Rochester, NY USA
    2013 Dichotomy Art Bazaar - Java's Café, Rochester, NY USA
    2012 A New Year's Painting Marathon, Guest Artist - The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester, NY USA
    2012 Second Saturday - The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester, NY USA
    2011 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair - Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, Buffalo, NY USA
    2010 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Buffalo, NY USA
    2009 Second Storie Indie Market, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY USA

    COLLABORATIVE ARTIST PROJECTS

    2018 Frederick Douglass Project - Re-Energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass
    2017 Hundred Drawings Press - collaborative zine project with artist Aijung Kim
    2015 Snail Mail My Email - collaborative mail art project
    2015 Mail Me Art 4 Open All Hours created by Darren Di Lieto
    2013 The World Traveling Art Book - a collaborative sketchbook project that is currently traveling from artist to artist around the world
    2010 Foo Fest, A Wheel Of Fortunes by Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti & Sam Holland featured my original art wheel wedges. Providence, RI, USA, Saturday August 14th

    MEMBERSHIPS

    2017 – Present Beef Latte Stallion$, Rochester, NY USA
    2010 – 2013 Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY USA
    2006 – 2008 Tampere Artists' Association, Tampere, Finland
    2004 – 2005 NYTE ry, Galleria 3H + K, Pori, Finland
    1994 – 2014 Writers & Books, Rochester, NY USA

    OTHER ART WORK

    2019 – Present Field Assistant - Journeymen Studio, Rochester, NY USA
    2018 – Present Model - Rochester Art Club, Rochester, NY USA
    2018 – Present Studio Assistant - Olivia Kim Studio, Rochester, NY USA
    2017 - 2018 Art Handler & Art Sales Associate - International Art Acquisitions, Pittsford, NY USA
    2016 Visual Team Assistant & Live Model & Fashion Stylist - Anthropologie, Victor, NY USA
    2012 - 2016 "Acting" Store Manager & Selling Supervisor - Papyrus, Victor, NY USA
    2011 - 2012 Store Manager "In Training" & Fashion Stylist - Plato's Closet, Victor, NY USA
    2009 Curator - Poems We Didn't Write - The Blue Guitar Gallery, Easthampton, MA USA
    2008 – 2009 Model - Malden Sketch Group, Malden, MA USA
    2008 Gallery Assistant – School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Exhibitions Department - Art handling, storage + inventory of artwork, including INSIDEOUT: The Museum School's Art Sale 2008
    2007 Curator – Pimp My Käsityö / Pimp My Handicraft - Haihara Art Center, Tampere, Finland
    2001 – 2003 Studio Assistant – AS IS Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY USA



    *latest update 9/2022

  • Artist Statement

    My main introduction to art was through using art as therapy. I filled sketchbooks with images and colors that helped me cope with a traumatic medical experience I survived when I was 19. I realized how balanced my art helped me feel so I kept making more and more. Now I’m surrounded by it lol. I kinda just feel like it’s in my nature to paint. I don’t really know how to explain this. It has certainly helped me though some difficult times and for that I’m very grateful.

  • Bio

    Rina Miriam Drescher is a Finnish-American artist working in the Neighborhood Of The Arts district of Rochester, NY USA. Her focus is on paintings and drawings of people, animals, and the natural world. She draws inspiration from observation and connections found during common everyday interactions with her environment.

  • CURRENTLY OPEN VIA ONLINE ORDERING, CURBSIDE PICKUP & LOCAL DELIVERY

    Please contact rina@rinamiriam.com to arrange a pickup/delivery from Studio Harpy temporarily relocated curbside in the parking lot of The Hungerford Building, 1115 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14609

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    I need coffee
    Yeah vol. 2
    Reverie vol. 1
    P.S. vol 1