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May 18, 2018

Student profile: Rachel Moell '19

Rachel Moell is double majoring in painting and printmaking and has learned to push herself and her art at CIA

Student profile: Rachel Moell '19

Name some of the successes you’ve had at CIA.
I was accepted into the Creativity Works program, where I am planning a group exhibition this year. I also had a piece accepted into the Student Independent Exhibition 72. And I had the opportunity last semester to help hang Julian Stanczak’s color swatches/tests alongside Barbara Stanczak and another student.

What drew you to CIA in the first place?
Cleveland is very close to home for me, which was an important factor. I remember going on tours at CIA while I was in high school and I fell in love with the painting and drawing studios.

What’s your favorite part of making art?
I love the process of creating something and the mess that comes with it. When I make something, I love to spread out and use the entire space I have.

What surprises you about art school?
I’m surprised that I’ve been pushed so far by my professors, peers and myself to be making the work that I’m making. Frankly, when I was a sophomore, I thought I knew what I wanted to do, and that my work would stay in this specific state for as long as I would be making art. I’m so happy that’s not the case. I’ve been opened up to so many possibilities that my work can be.

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