Peyton Rack (b. 1993, Virginia Beach VA) received her B.F.A. and Merit scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. Her work has been exhibited internationally at galleries and art fairs, including Supermarket 2014 held at the cultural center (Stockholm, Sweden), Zhou B Art Center, and Bridgeport Art Center (Chicago). Her work has been recognized in several publications including Artist Spotlight, a digital publication by IPaintMyMind Gallery. She received the Nippon Steel Presidential Award presented by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal in 2014.
In May of 2017, her paintings received gallery representation with ArtBlend Gallery in Fort Lauderdale. Peyton will be introducing a new series of work in a solo exhibit at Artifact Gallery in New York City in June of 2018.
Peyton’s studio work involves creating collages and digital montages from a broad range of sources to transform and develop visual concepts for her paintings. With her background and interest in color theory, she chooses to work with vibrant colors alluding to the saturated hues produced in digital imaging.
The city of Chicago is a great inspiration for her, and she was influenced by the Chicago imagists, an art movement that began in the late 1960s, and architecture. She has a fascination with human history and the way in which it is documented. Her unorthodox way of combining ideas and materials has evolved over the years to include Photoshop and Illustrator. Her experiments with mixed media continue to be a focal point of her work, treating the composing of images as a visual language.