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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 Rachel Moell alongside her painting in her studio

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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Fueling up for today's final Pre-College classes and exhibition. Congrats to all the students who made such great work during your two weeks here! We'll see some of you next week when a new session begins. 🎉 https://t.co/5uP3tIQZxB

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