Rachel Lowther wants to stop hurtling towards death and make art for pure bloody pleasure, without having to consider war, fascism and child torture. She has been making sculpture, installations, photography, video, drawings etc to dodge the point for years. Regardless, she tries not to avert her eyes in a world of true life lives and real life deaths, of sweetness and honour, balls and feelings. She attempts to expose some pulsating matter while recognising she still has not made a positive contribution to society. She loves bright cruel surfaces, the presence of weakness, Blackpool, the irresponsibility of art, attention to detail, vulgar displays, children and Amy Goodman. Her works approach tenderness and violence.
Currently based in Glasgow, Rachel Lowther studied at Chelsea School of Art, London, the Staedelschule, Frankfurt and Hunter College, NYC. She spent 14 years in NYC showing and curating exhibitions internationally, as well as assisting Jeff Koons and Matthew Barney and creating a permanent diorama for the American Museum of Natural History, New York, among other projects. She has most liked showing her work at Participant Inc, NYC, Thread Waxing Space, NYC, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Maschenmode/ Guido Baudach, Berlin, The Sculpture Center, New York, The Glasgow School of Art Reid Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, London, a hen house in Frankfurt and in demonstrations on the streets of Glasgow. In 2014 she created an exhibition for Glasgow International with Kerry Stewart, Georgina Starr and Ana Genoves in the village hall, Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire. She is one third of DEATHANDDADA (with Amalia Theodorakopoulos and Fritz Welch), a Glasgow-based artist-run alternative space that was active in Glasgow and abroad from 2010-2013.