Rachel Milstein

Rachel Milstein creates multimedia ceramic sculptures synthesizing the cultural, historical, and corporeal notions of the female body. The artist’s own body and personal experiences serve as inspiration and muse to explore the idealized, beautiful, and grotesque as applied to the contemporary female experience. Playing with the push and pull between what is considered beautiful and what is considered grotesque acts as a reclamation of power, of identity, and the body as well as an attempt to understand the cultural and societal factors at play that shape and influence us.