Rachel Rose Morrissey

Painter in Boston, Massachusetts

b. 1986

Rachel was born in the late 80s in Dorchester, Massachusetts and grew up in the Connecticut suburbs. Rachel Morrissey’s newest group of narrative paintings give form and context to an invisible struggle with mental health, motherhood, fertility, pregnancy and daily life. Her paintings contain reoccurring imagery of unknowable strange plants as romantic associations for motherhood and fruitfulness, while weeds and vines represent the tension of her ongoing battle with anxiety. 


Rachel received her MFA in May 2016 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She also earned a Post-Baccalaureate degree from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014 and a BFA in Studio Art from Indiana University in 2009. She is a mom, graphic designer and painter creating works in her home studio. She lives with her husband and son in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

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