Born in Salem, Oregon, Remedios Rapoport vividly remembers childhood summer visits to the art museums of Southern California, being awed by the classical and impressionist paintings along with works of Jasper Johns, Robert Indiana, Claes Oldenburg, and Jackson Pollack. In high school, her artistic proclivity flourished in a printmaking program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Oregon Arts Commission. While studying painting and design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, she traveled to Buenos Aires to learn the technique of Filete Porteño from the masters. After receiving her BFA from PNCA in 1989, she returned to Argentina and further honed her filete painting skills. An exhibition at the Museo de la Cuidad in Buenos Aires opened the door to future recognition, exhibition opportunities, and commissions. Rapoport’s work has been collected and exhibited widely in North America, South America, and Europe, including venues in Argentina and Switzerland, as well as galleries and museums throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, and New York. She lives and works in Portland, OR, at the helm of The Gentle Revolution.

 

BORN    Salem, Oregon, 1956

EDUCATION
1989    BFA Degree, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
1976-79    Studied printmaking and liberal arts at:
            Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
            Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010    Monarch Studio Gallery, Seattle, Washington, The Gentle Revolution
2008    Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon, The Gentle Revolution
2005    Bold-Sky, Portland, Oregon
2005    Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Making Dreams into Reality…Fair Magic
2004    Onda Cross Currents Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Arte del Pueblo
2004    Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, Empowerment, Ourselves & Culture
2003    Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Flamboyant
2002    Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, VivaFilete
2002    Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon, When Filete Migrates
2000    Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mensajes para un Nuevo Mundo
1999    Museo de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Buenos Aires Visto por Ojos de Otro Lugar
1999    Swigert Commons, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, Views of Buenos Aires Culture


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016    Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, California,
            Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All
2016    Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, California, Vision:An Artist’s Perspective
2015    Innovation Studio, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1st Thurs. Pop-up Show!
2014    Marcas Contemporary, Los Angeles, California, Sign Painters Art Show
2013    Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Love of Portland
2012    Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Simply Red (2)
2011    Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, Washington, (Be)Longing
2011    Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon, The 6th Annual Love Show
2009    JayKay Gallery, Carrouge, Switzerland, Landscapes/Dreamscapes
2009    Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon, The 4th Annual Love Show
2008    Gallery XIV, Boston, Massachusetts, a politics 2008
2007    Microcosm Gallery, New York, New York, Original Face
2007    Asian Fusion Gallery of the Asian Cultural Center & Reflect-arts, New York, New York, Essence of Asia
2007    Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon, The Love Show
2006    Micro Museum & Reflect Arts, Brooklyn, New York, Circus Surreal 2006
2006    Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon, On Love, 30x30
2006    Port Authority of NY/NJ Bus Terminal, New York, New York, Unity Canvas
2005    Mark Woolley Gallery at Wonder, Portland, Oregon, Small Wonders
2005    Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Show
2005    San Diego Art Institute, Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, California
            SDAI 2005/48th Annual International Exhibition
2005    ArtCentric, Corvallis Oregon, Filete and Photos
2005    Virginia Breier, San Francisco, California
2004    Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California, Red Alert: War, Peace, and Civil Liberties
2004    Northwind Arts Center,  Port Townsend, Washington, Expressions Northwest Juror Jake Seniuk
2004    ArtCentric, Corvallis, Oregon, 2nd Around Oregon Annual, Juror Mark Woolley
2004    Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 10 years: One Foot After Another
2004    Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Show
2003    Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham City Hall, Gresham, Oregon, 2003 Juried Art Exhibit,
             Juror Mark Woolley
2003    Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Show
2002    Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, Unity Canvas
2002    First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, Works of Faith, Juror Charles Froelick
2001    Gallery 214 ArtSpace, Montclair, New Jersey, Dreamscapes Landscapes
1999    Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, Washington, Northwest International Art Competition
1999   Centro de Gestión y Participatión No. 7, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Flores Fileteado

HONORS AND AWARDS
2010    Tango Berretín, City of Portland Public Art Mural Grant,
            Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon
            Graffiti Abatement Community Grant,
            Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Portland, Oregon
2008    Career Opportunity Grant, The Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, Oregon
2008    Project Grant, the Gentle Revolution exhibit, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon
2006    Honorable Mention, Be Yourself, Circus Surreal 2006 exhibit,
            Micro Museum/Reflect-Arts, Brooklyn, New York
2003    Featured artist for Gresham Art Walk celebration, Gresham, Oregon
2002    Honorable Mention, Honorable Qualities, Works of Faith exhibit, Portland, Oregon
1995    Technical Assistance Grant, filete study, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2010    Tango Berretín, City of Portland Public Art Mural,
            Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon
2001    Defenders of Fresh Air, City of Portland Department of Transportation,
            Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon


COLLECTIONS
2011    Marquam Hill Art Committee, OHSU, Portland, Oregon
2005    Marquam Hill Art Committee, OHSU, Portland, Oregon
2004    Portable Works Collection of Multnomah County, RACC, Portland, Oregon
2003    Museo de Arte Popular Jose Hernandez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2002    King County Portable Works Collection, Seattle, Washington
2001    Marquam Hill Art Committee, OHSU, Portland, Oregon
1999    Museo de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina


LECTURES
2010    (Be)Longing at the Cultural Crossroads, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2005    ArtSpeaks - Filete:  Painting Buenos Aires Style, ArtCentric, Corvallis, Oregon
2004    Artist Talk - Filete: a decorative line, Spanish/English, Archer Gallery, Clark College,
Vancouver, Washington

TEACHING
2012    Sign Painting Workshop, Design Week, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2013-14    Filete Porteño & Sign Painting techniques, Private lessons in Studio, Portland, Oregon


RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Aplin, Beth C..  Champagne Flows as 'Circus' Begins at Micro Museum, Brooklyn Eagle,
    InBrooklyn (illustrated), Brooklyn, New York, May 4, 2006
Aubele, Luis.  Che, pebete, y el firulete?, La Nacion, Espectåculos, (illustrated),
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 20, 2000
___________El filete llegó lejos, La Nacion, Espectåculos, (illustrated),
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 10, 1999
Cernadas, Alfredo.  Filete at large, Buenos Aires Herald, Art on Sunday p.9, (illustrated),
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 22, 2000
Clarin Staff. Con ojos de otro lugar, Clarin, Sociedad p.67(illustrated),
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 16, 1999
Coucke, Hester.  Filete & Photos: Remedios & Karen Dunlap, ArtSpirit, p.1, 3,4, (illustrated),
    Corvallis, Oregon, Spring 2005
Cowen, Ron.  Art Annual Opens on Friday, Statesman Journal, Arts & Life, (illustrated),
    Salem, Oregon, August 17, 2008
Distefano, Anne Marie. The Love Show Finds Room For More, Portland Tribune, Portland!Life, (illustrated),
    Portland, Oregon, February 17, 2009
Fanchiang, Alice.  War, Peace, and Civil Liberties, Art Review, The Daily Californian,
    San Francisco, California, October 28, 2004
Gallivan, Joseph.  Who to see, Remedios Rapoport, Portland Tribune,
    Weekend! Life p,1,(illustrated), Portland, Oregon, December 9, 2006
Genovese, Alfredo.  Tratado de Fileteado Porteño, p.38,(illustrated)  Editiones Deldragon,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003
Goslow, Brian.  A Politic, Artscope, p.13,22,23, Boston, Massachusetts, July/August 2008
Gutfreund Cornett Art. Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All,
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2016
__________________ Vision: An Artist's Perspective, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, cover,
    p. 70 - 71 (illustrated), June 2016
Hogue, Theresa.  Collaboration yields artistic fruits, Corvallis Gazette-Times,
    The Entertainer p.11(illustrated), Corvallis, Oregon, April 1-8, 2005
_____________Cultures mix in ArtCentric collaboration, Corvallis Gazette-Times,
    Corvallis, Oregon, April 1-8, 2005
Luini, Juliette.  All-Woman Exhibition Explores Art as Activism, Ms. Magazine Blog, Arlington, Virginia,
    July 15, 2016
Pizarro, Sal.  San Jose art exhibition showcases female perspectives, The Mercury News, San Jose, California,
    July 23, 2016
Pricco, Evan. "Sign Painters"@Marcas Gallery, Juxtapoz Magazine,
     San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014
Rapoport, Remedios. En busca del auténtico filete, Signs of the Times en español,
    cover, p.60-64 (illustrated), Mayo/Junio 2001, p.32-38 (illustrated), Julio/Agosto 2001
_________________Viva Filete, Signs of the Times, p.66, 67(illustrated), May 2001
Senn, Evan. The Folk Art of SoCal Sign Painting, KCET, kcet.org,
     Orange, Los Angeles, California, January 12, 2015