Rachael Thorleifson

Winnipeg, MB.




2015   BFA (Honours), University of Manitoba.

2010   Youth Out Reach Program, Martha Street Studio.


Solo Exhibitions:

2016   I dreamt [last night] my teeth were crumbling,Flux Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

Group Exhibitions:

2018   Clues, Duplex, Vancouver, BC.

2017   Since Then, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC.

2016   nùna (now): Since Then, Actual Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

2015   Anticipating Distance,Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

2015   School of Art BFA Graduating Exhibition, ARTlab, Winnipeg, MB.

2015  Exposition, PLATFORM Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

2014  Junkhaus 1, Media Hub, Winnipeg, MB.

2013  Puttin’ on the Fitz, PLATFORM Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

2012  Diorama-rama, Negative Space, Winnipeg, MB.


2018   Co-curator. History Works Itself in All Directions, Blinkers, Winnipeg MB. With work by Ian August, Noor Bhangu, Alexis Dirks, Duncan Ferguson, Julian Hou, and Luther Konadu.  

2015   Co-organizer.I Was Trying to Describe you to Someone, Flux Gallery, Winnipeg, MB. Curated by Lyndsay Pomerantz with works by Tommy Chain, Catherine de Montreuil, Scott Kemp and Michael Lachmann. 

2014   Co-organizer.Junkhaus1, MediaHub, Winnipeg, MB. With works by Alex Ateah, Kristina Banera, Hannah Doucet, Jessica Evans, John Patterson, Daniel Rompf, and Rachael Thorleifson. 


2018   Co-Founder: Blinkers Art and Project Space. Winnipeg, MB.

2017   Volunteer: Fundraising Committee, send + receive. Winnipeg, MB.

2014/15   Social Media Manager/ Event Coordinator: SOFASA (School of Fine Arts Student Association), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

2007-10   Volunteer: Great Blue Art Studio, Winnipeg, MB.


Interview | Public Parking, February 1, 2017, “Conceptual Romance: a conversation with Rachael Thorleifson” by Luther Konadu.

Review | Winnipeg Free Press, February 18, 2015, “Teen-angst dreams: First exhibition at new gallery for emerging artists coolly explores high melodrama” review by Stephen Leyden Cochrane. 

Review | Winnipeg Free Press, August 27, 2015, “Thinking inside the Box”, review by Stephen Leyden Cochrane.

Review | Winnipeg Free Press, June 30, 2015, "Bright Futures", review by Stephen Leyden Cochrane.

Review | Uptown/Winnipeg Free Press, July 24 2014, “School’s OUT”, review by Stephen Leyden Cochrane. 

Honours and Awards

2017 Manitoba Arts Councils, Creation/Production Grants in the Visual Arts.

2017 Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artists Grant.