Rachael Thorleifson | Weimar, Germany

Rachael Thorleifson (b. Winnipeg, Treaty 1 territory) is a visual artist making objects, images, and site specific installations about heirlooms, romance, oil-refineries, family, flowers, death, industrial waste, genius and snakes. She is one of four founders of Blinkers, a non-profit project space based in Winnipeg, where she was a co-director until August 2021. Recent exhibitions include Glass Factory, 2022 at PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts (Winnipeg, Canada) and Plaza Plays Place, 2020, a collaborative exhibition with John Patterson and Hannah Doucet, at Neutral Ground (Regina, Canada). She is currently based in Weimar, Germany.

Artworks by Rachael in her studio at Banff Centre

Rachael Thorleifson's Banff Centre Studio. Image courtesy of the artist.

Rachael in her studio at Banff Centre.

Portrait of Rachael Thorleifson in her Banff Centre studio. Photograph by Cheyenne Rain LaGrande ᑭᒥᐘᐣ.

Ceramic artwork in Rachael's studio at Banff Centre

Rachael Thorleifson, "Like a guardian angel," 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.

See more on Rachael Thorleifson's website.

Rachael Thorleifson's residency was generously supported by the Jarislowsky Foundation.