By Michelle M. Sharp, Founder and Content Creator of Meet the Minnesota Makers
Rachele Krivichi of Rachele Krivichi Art is an interdisciplinary environmental artist who promotes outdoor advocacy through her collages, painting, digital drawing, writing, photography, and interior decorating. Her art communicates her deep relationship with the natural world. Relying on recycled materials as often as she can in the creation of her dynamic pieces allows her to be a conscious steward of the planet.
Rachele created art to celebrate her travels to national parks and forests throughout the US. Transitioning to selling her art was a bit of a surprise. “I never set out with the intention of starting a business. I recently narrowed in on environmental art and outdoor advocacy through art,” Rachele reflected. “I decided I wanted to share my art with people because it related an environmental activism message that I really care about.”
Rachele first registered for art fairs in 2021. She loves bonding with customers about their mutual love of the outdoors. “People really connect with the message of outdoor joy. The more we talk about it the more we recognize the importance of conserving our natural spaces.”
Rachele enjoys the energy of the maker community. “Minnesota Makers have a lot of pride in Minnesota and the Midwest in general. It’s so great when people express their Midwestern pride through art.”
Originally from Wisconsin, Rachele’s home base is now St. Paul. Her home and studio were featured in Apartment Therapy for her creative use of dramatic color in what was once a small, dark condo. She has a self-confessed “mild obsession with camper vans and cats.” She has written, photographed, and illustrated a book about RVs.
Rachele uses recycled materials such as vases and old magazines in her art as much as possible: “If anyone ever has magazines they are going to throw out, please give them to me instead!”. Her creative eye is always searching for a way to make what might be discarded fresh and vibrant once again.
Rachele specializes in custom art for home or office, artful organizational projects, commissions involving collage, painting or digital art, and artful organizational projects.
Find more of Rachele’s art at rachelekrivichiart.com. Contact her at [email protected] for info about current pieces and commissions.
Follow @rachelekrivichiart on Instagram to see what Rachele’s creating in her studio (with her cat supervising).
Follow @meettheminnesotamakers on Facebook and Instagram to discover the local makers who make Minnesota amazing!
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