A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

Reflection plays a large role in my work. It may be the reflective distortion across the surfaces of vintage automobiles or the reflective quality of an individual's face. Our society has an immense store of collective memories around autos and their drivers. I hope my work helps people summon those memories.


B I O G R A P H Y

Raelee Edgar received her BFA in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. She worked as a graphic designer and art director in Michigan and Illinois. She is now painting car and people portraits in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and children. In recent years, her work has been exhibited in a number of juried shows and she accepts commissions. Her artwork is held in both private and corporate collections.

 

S O L O    E X H I B I T I O N S

2016 Rearview Mirror, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2016 Automotive Reflections, Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Michigan Philharmonic Exhibit, Concourse d'Elegance of America at St. Johns, Plymouth, MI
2013 Fast Lane Reflections, Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth, MI
2012 Car Showings, Patina General, Buffalo, MN
2011 Autos, Patina General, Buffalo, MN



G R O U P 
  E X H I B I T I O N S

2016 Grand Opening, The Vav Gallery, Wayzata, MN
2016 The Great Escape, Your Art's Desire Gallery, Minnetonka, MN
2016 Minnescapes, OST Gallery at Tractorworks, Minneapolis, MN
2015-6 Ridgedale MCFTA Exhibit, Ridgedale Center, Minnetonka, MN
2015 Art Celebration, Bam Bam Gallery, Hopkins, MN
2015 Member’s Salon, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2015 Sometimes on Fridays, Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, Stillwater, MN
2014 Biennial Exhibition, Laura H. Miles Gallery, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2014 Member's Juried Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2013 Reflections, Gallery One at Tractorworks, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Great River Road, Abode Gallery, Stockholm, WI
2013 Member's Salon, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2013 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Travelogue: Four Women Artists, Gallery One @ BMW of Minnetonka, MN
2012 Gifted and Guided, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Laura Miles Gallery, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2012 It's All Relative, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2011 Member's Juried Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2011 Laura Miles Gallery, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2010 Classic Cars, Patina General, Buffalo, MN
2010 Member's Juried Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN



C O M M I S S I O N S


2016 Medina, MN
2015 Medina, MN
2015 Medina, MN
2014 Plymouth, MN
2014 Minneapolis, MN
2014 Medina, MN
2013 Plymouth, MN
2013 Springport, MI
2012 Springport, MI
2011 Buffalo, MN
2011 Howard Lake, MN
2011 Plymouth, MN



A W A R D S   A N D   E D U C A T I O N


2013 People's Choice Runner-up, Member's Salon, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MN
1989 CLIO Advertising Award, New York, NY
BFA 1986 Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1983 Society of Illustrators Student Competition, New York, NY

 

Raelee Edgar Exhibition of Classic Car Oil Paintings

 

Raelee Edgar Classic Car paintings

 

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