Rachel Marisa LaBine (born 1987, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.) is an interdisciplinary artist living in New York City. Her work moves within the tension between two-dimensional images and embodied experience. In painting, installation, performance, and writing, she studies the reciprocal shapes of attention, connection, and escapism in a world that is increasingly represented, yet remains unknowable. Extending lineages of feminist abstraction, surrealism, experimental film, and social science fiction, her work evokes an emotive elsewhere, animated by holding scale, legibility, and longing in a slippery grip. 

2019 MFA—Columbia University, New York, NY
2010 BFA—Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

solo exhibitions
Silver Tongue, Bibeau Krueger, NYC
By Turns Diffuse and Binding, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

selected group exhibitions
Austerity, Bibeau Krueger, NYC
Post-human IV, curated by Tom Levy & Tobias Ross-Southall, NYC
Scoresleeper, False Flag, Long Island City, NYC
Grey Garden, Night Gallery, Los Angeles 
Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Regine Basha, Wallach Gallery at Lenfest Center for the Arts, NYC
Tease 3, organized by Xirin, Prentis Hall, Columbia University, NYC (performance)
Sarah Nearer Fuller Flower, curated by Joshua Bienko, C for Courtside, Knoxville, TN
Columbia MFA Summer Show, curated by Sara O'Keeffe, Times Square Space, NYC
Genius Loci 6 - Focus Los Angeles / Present Progressive, curated by Marcus Herse, Setarah Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fire in the Mountains, organized by Andy Kincaid & Thomas Macker, Moran, WY
Tease 2, organized by Asif Mian, Prentis Hall, Columbia University, NYC (performance)
In Response: Scenes, The Jewish Museum, NYC (performance)
Lucy Kim, Rachel LaBine, Isabel Yellin, Lyles & King, NYC
Sick Painters, Ms. Barber's, curated by Dustin Metz, Los Angeles
Picnic, organized by Phil Davis, Lower Arroyo Seco, Pasadena, CA
Conversation between a mirror and the sea, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
Shaky Towns, Alter Space & The Battery, San Francisco, CA
No Name Manon, with Rose Marcus & Bryan Morello, organized by Lydia Glenn-Murray, Kodomo, Rockaway, NY

awards & residencies
Materia Abierta, Mexico City
SOMA Summer, Tlaxcala, Mexico
FST StudioProjects Fund Grant
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, New York
In Response Program, The Jewish Museum, New York
Dean’s Travel Grant, Columbia University, New York
RISD European Honors Program, Rome

Artforum: “Rema Hort Mann Foundation Awards Grants to 8 New York Artists”, Sept 30
ArtNews: Alex Greenberger, “Eight New York Artists Win $10,000 Grants Through Closely Watched Rema Hort Mann Foundation Program”, Sept 30
Art Viewer: “Lucy Kim, Rachel LaBine, Isabel Yellin at Lyles & King”, Jan 4
The New Yorker: “Lucy Kim, Rachel LaBine, Isabel Yellin / Mira Schor”, Dec 14
Sex Magazine: “No Name Manon at Kodomo”, April 20