BIOGRAPHY

JR Rapier, an international artist from Texas, naturally gravitated to artistic activities like drawing and painting as a child. Gradually through her life she has grown more incumbent with her talent as a painter. With a Bachelor of Fine Art awarded from Texas Tech University, she spent 20 years art directing print and web campaigns in the spirit of design and illustration. Since the death of her former husband she has been dedicating her talent to her painting career. She lives on the outskirts of Austin, Texas with her husband and children; where the hill country supports and inspires her work. With her acrylic medium, Rapier vividly illustrates the power of spirituality in nature through a poetic style of her own. Rapier explores landscape themes, capturing the remote and innate beauty by magnifying light, color and structure from her surroundings. She draws further inspiration from her travels to some of the worlds most moving and powerful locales. She has been recently represented by Beals & Co. in Santa Fe, NM, Agora Gallery in New York, NY, and Estancia Art Gallery in Bee Caves, TX. Currently her work is showing in Fredricksburg, Texas at the Compass Rose Cellars Show and Tasting Room. She is also represented by Galeria Gaudi in Madrid, Spain.

 

EXHIBITS

2017 - November 2-5  | Affordable Art Fair  |  Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 - June 9-11|  Art Laren|  Galeria Gaudi of Madrid  |  Laren, Netherlands

2017 -  Present | Compass Rose Cellar and Tasting Room | Fredricksburg, Texas

2017 - April 27 - 30 | KÖLNER LISTE Art Fair | Galeria Gaudi of Madrid |  Cologne, Germany

2016 - Nov  - Feb -2017 | Group Exhibition  |  Estancia Art Gallery | Austin, Texas

2016 - Sept 17 - Oct 7 - 'Golden Days' - Group Exhibition - Beals & Co Showroom | Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016 - Aug 19 - Oct 19 - 'Captured Flood' - Black Lagoon Gallery | Austin, Texas

2016 - July 27 - Aug 14 - 'Art of the Horse' Group Exhibition - HIPICO - Santa Fe Exports | Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016 - Aug 12 - 'Meet the Artist' Solo Exhibit - Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Beals & Co | Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016 - Feb 13 - May 1 - The New Color, Group Exhibition - Black Lagoon Gallery - Austin, Texas

2016 - Jan 18 - Feb 9 - The Plurality of Expression, Group Exhibition - Agora Gallery - New York, New York

2015 - present - Santa Fe Exports - Four Seasons Rancho Encantado - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015 - present - Palace Avenue Art - Drury Hotel Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015 - present - Santa Fe Exports - Hyatt Tamaya, Bernalillo, New Mexico

2015 - Cafe Josie's - Austin, Texas

2015 - Lessedra International Art Collection, Group Exhibition - Lessedra Art Gallery | Sofia, Bulgaria

2014 - Art in Public Places, Group Exhibition - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport | Austin, Texas

2014 - "Drift, Rock & Bone," Solo Exhibit - Hideout Theatre & Coffeehause | Austin, Texas

 

COMPETITIONS

2016 - Georgetown Art Hop - Juried Statewide Competition - Georgetown Art Center | Georgetown, Texas

2015 - Art by America, Juried Exhibition: A National Review of Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art | Chicago, Illinois

2015 - 5th Annual Landscapes Juried Art Exhibition: Light Space & Time Online Gallery | Jupiter, Florida

2014 - 5th Painting & Mixed Media Juried Competition - Lessedra Art Gallery | Sofia Bulgaria

2014 - "Open" Juried Art Exhibition - Light Space & Time Online Gallery | Jupiter, Florida

 

AWARDS

2015 - Special Merit Award - 5th Annual Landscapes Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Gallery | Jupiter, Florida

2014 - Special Prize Winner - 5th Painting & Mixed Media Competition - Lessedra Art Gallery | Sofia, Bulgaria

2014 - Special Recognition - "Open" Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Gallery | Jupiter, Florida

 

EDUCATION

1996 - Texas Tech University - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Communication, with emphasis on Illustration and Native American History