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Born in 1938, Helen Rae lives and works in Claremont California. Helen has been creating art since 1990 at First Street Gallery and Art Center, a progressive art studio for adults with developmental disabilities.
Her drawings, in colored pencil and graphite, are immediately striking for their vivid imagery, resonant use of color and innovative reworking of source material. Using fashion advertisements as a point of departure for otherworldly journeys into the subconscious, Helen transforms the original images into something uniquely expressive, which possess a strange beauty and power.
Helen had her first sold out solo exhibition at The Good Luck Gallery in 2015 and in 2017 received her first New York solo exhibition at White Columns. Helen’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States, Scotland, Belgium, Japan and Paris. Some of her most recent exhibitions include: 2017 Helen Rae solo exhibition White Columns, New York ; 2016 Outsider Art Fair Paris, France; 2016 - The Good Luck Gallery at the Outsider Art Fair New York, NY; 2016 - solo exhibition at The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Helen has been featured in Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, and Vulture among others.