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Raquel Glottman :: Featured Artist, Photographer in Exhibition :: Miami Art Basel 2016, Gallery 212 Miami

Artist Bio :: Raquel Glottman was raised in Bogota, Colombia but was born in Miami, FL, where she currently resides. She began her liberal arts education in 1990 at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she studied for two years. In 1992 she moved to Israel and enrolled at the Musrara Art Academy in Jerusalem. In the three years that followed she studied alternative photographic processes under renowned local photographers, printing all her early work by hand in the dark room, experimenting with different materials and techniques, including painting and writing on her photographs. Raquel considers this period of her life as crucial in the development of her aesthetics and identity as an artist, it was here where she discovered what it was about the medium of photography that triggered in her a sense of passion and mortality. It was at this early moment that her desire to create art that speaks to and about the soul was born.

In 1995 Raquel returned to NYC to complete her undergraduate BFA degree at The School of Visual Arts, SVA, where she received her graduate degree with an honorary award as ‘Outstanding Student in Photography’.  Raquel remained in NYC participating in numerous group shows in Soho and Tribbeca. Including GEN ARTS Summer exhibit 1997.

In 1998 Raquel was invited by the University of Miami to become Artist in Residency for one year, after which she was offered her a full scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Photography. During the 3 years at UM Raquel taught introduction to photography and dark room printing, to undergraduate students.   At this time her art was also greatly influenced by her teachers and environment, turning her attention to the element of water, it was at while at the University of Miami that Raquel created her first underwater images. The visuals of the submerged reality were a revelation of new, unchartered otherworldly possibilities. Attracted by the freedom, lightness, and magic of what her camera was able to capture underwater, Raquel spent many years ahead creating dreamy scenarios inside the water that would end up looking almost like paintings of times passed, archetypal in essence, more about the unconscious world than the material dry land.

In 1998 Raquel became a certified yoga instructor, and has since held a dual career as artist and yoga teacher. She believes her personal path of spiritual evolution and expansion of consciousness make part of the content, context, and meaning to her visual work.   
Driven by love, in 2000 Raquel moved to London, where she married a Jungian Psychoanalys, and studied at the Waterloo Sculpture Academy, and where, in 2003 she gave birth to her daughter catalina. It was during her time in London that Raquel found herself delving into on intimate understanding of psychoanalytical thinking and the symbols deriving from the collective unconscious. With a keen interest in Alchemy and mysticism, Raquel’s inner world was enriched by the experience of navigating deep archetypal waters. 

Upon her return to Miami in 2004, Raquel had her first One-Woman show at Etra Fine Art gallery. In 2006 she was part of Art Basel’s Photo Miami Art Fair, in 2007 she exhibited her work with the Rozenblum Foundation, and in 2009 with Arte Americas at the Miami Convention Center.

In 2009 Raquel undertook the great task of putting together her art, thoughts, significant experiences and spiritual journeys, including shamanic ceremonies in the Amazon Jungle, silent mediation retreats, and giving birth in water, in a self-published limited edition book titled ‘0pen Book”.

On April 2014 Raquel had her biggest One woman show thus far, at Cero Galleria, Bogota Colombia. Raquel filled the 4 storie gallery space with 2 large art installations, video art and a large selection of her work. The exhibit titled ‘Participacion Mistique” was reviewed in Art Nexus magazine, as well as the local newspaper El Tiempo. 

Currently Raquel’s work is showcased on line at Artsy and 1stbid, and she will be partaking in the International Gallery 212 Miami 2016 Art Basel exhibition in Wynwood, Miami. 

Raquel’s work continues to evolve as an exploration of the sublime connection between mind, matter, spirituality, nature, beauty and eroticism, as expressed in her uniquely personal and sensual visual language. 


Where exhibited during Art Week:  Art Without Borders Miami International Exhibition at Gallery 212 Miami
2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Exhibition Opens November 12, 2016 - December 14, 2016
Contact for Sales & Information: Michael Perez at Gallery 212 Miami; 516-532-3040 // info@gallery212miami.com

Raquel Glottman Abstract Photography, Collection 2016

Where exhibited during Art Week:  Art Without Borders Miami International Exhibition at Gallery 212 Miami
2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Exhibition Opens November 12, 2016 - December 14, 2016
Contact for Sales & Information: Michael Perez at Gallery 212 Miami; 516-532-3040 // info@gallery212miami.com