Rachel Foullon is a visual artist and creative producer based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the Vice President of Operations for Monkeypaw Productions.
At Monkeypaw she oversees the day-to-day activities of the company and drives the overall growth strategy. As a visual artist, Rachel is integral to the wider creative vision of the company, researching and developing visual and conceptual frameworks for the company’s feature films, and realizing special projects such as publications and off-screen productions. She is currently developing and producing an upcoming feature film written and directed by Jordan Peele.
Before she joined Monkeypaw, Rachel spent nearly two decades realizing artworks and exhibitions, exploring complex materials and ideas, often with the close knit hands-on support of other artists, craftspeople and fabricators. Her work challenges conventional formats, modes of display, and the singularity of a sculpture (many of her artworks have more than one way in which they may be hung–-she refers to it as some pieces having ‘double lives.') Rachel brings this same attitude to her role as a creative producer: a core desire to disrupt the status quo, to run against current and make things that are original, well-made and tap into rare emotional spaces that only art is capable of. In this newest role, she is able to synthesize her rich past experience in order to help deliver an extraordinarily talented filmmaker’s unique vision. Since 2019, Rachel has been involved with critical research and development, dynamic world building, sourcing unexpected creatives, unusual prop creation and story architecture. Strategic deployment of scale, color, materiality and style, and knowing when to craft with hands and when to use the machine, continue to be her own special hallmarks.
Prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 2017, Rachel lived and worked in New York City for twenty years. In addition to her studio practice as a sculptor, she worked in the contemporary art world in a broad range of capacities including business management and accounting for artists, galleries and non-profits, including Foundation for Contemporary Arts, BOMB Magazine, Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham, Mark Albrecht Studio, Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, The Still House Group, and The Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi.
Solo exhibitions of her sculpture have been held at the University Art Museum, University at Albany, NY; 56 Henry, NY; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; ltd los angeles, CA; Artissima19, Torino, IT and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, NY.
Rachel Foullon was born in Glendale, CA in 1978. She earned her BS from New York University and MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2004. She is married to Ian Cooper, Monkeypaw’s Creative Director, and is mother to one son, Ives Cooper.
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