Florida State University’s Department of Art BFA ’09 Rachel Rossin has been named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 for Arts and Style. Judged by industry mavens and 30 Under 30 alums for each category – in the case of Arts and Style, this year’s 30 were hand-picked by Artsy founder Carter Cleveland, ipsy founder Michelle Phan and designer Christian Siriano – Forbes’ 30 Under 30 ranking honors up-and-coming names from the very famous to the underground, and everything between.
Since graduating from Florida State University, Rossin has shown in solo exhibitions in New York as well as in museums in Basel, Riga, Istanbul and Helsinki. Both a painter and a virtual reality artist, she explores what is “lost in translation” between physical and virtual spaces. In one project, she scanned paintings and photos taken in her studio and apartment to make short videos meant to be experienced with the aid of a virtual reality headset. She is also a fellow at New Inc., the first museum-led cultural incubator, which was founded by the New Museum in New York.