Rachael Van Dyke  

b.1972 USA  








Kendall College of Art and Design, MAE, 2011                                                                                          

Grand Valley State University, Graduate Teacher Certification in Art Education, 2004

Roberts Wesleyan College, BS Studio Art, 1994, scholarship recipient

Rochester Institute of Technology, Foundational Art Studies, 1990, scholarship recipient


Selected Solo Exhibition

2024  Bittersweet, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC 

2023  Orangery, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC 

2022  How Does One Say Goodbye? A quiet reflection on the displaced people of Ukraine, Watauga Arts Council, NC

2021  Dark Hallow; Light between the shadows, Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC

2020  The Blue Ridge, Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC

2019  The Blue Ridge, Jones House Art Gallery, Boone, NC 

2018  Creating Public Imagination, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

2015  As if in the Pains of, Museum of Motherhood, NYC on line solo exhibition

2014  Ridges and Valleys Netherlands and US, Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Ada, MI

2014  Ridges and Valleys of MI, Gifts for the Arts, University of MI

2013  Upstate New York, The Power Center of Performing Arts, University of MI

2013   Northern Michigan Landscapes, University of Michigan

2013   Northern Michigan Landscapes, Devos Center for Arts and Worship, Grand Rapids MI

2008  Q & A, Postma Center, Grand Rapids MI 

2007  Q & A, Atrium Gallery, Holland, MI



Selected Group Exhibitions

2024   Breaking Ground, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2023  Three Person One Night Exhibition, BROTA Residencia, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2023  Here’s the Thing, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2022  In Cahoots, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2022  Sixteen, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC

2021  Invitational FHFAC Retrospective, Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids, MI

2019  Invitational Two Person Exhibition, Common Good Co., Boone, NC

2019  Hold Dear, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2018  By the People; Designing a Better America, Miami Dade School of Art and Design

2018  Invitational Winter Exhibition, Ann Arbor City Council City Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2017  By the People; Designing a Better America, Faye Jones School of Architecture and Design

2017  By the People; Designing a Better America, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC

2017  Freshly Considered, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

2017  Renewed in Word, Faith, and Grace, Ecumenical Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

2016  International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy

2016  20th Anniversary Bank of America Art Acquisition Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

2016  Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI

2016  ArtPrize 2011-2016, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Devos Center, MI

2016  Everyone in the Pool, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas  MI

2015  The Space Between, Les Pays au Jardin Botanique, artist in residence, France

2015  Look Out, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas  MI

2014  Urban/Rural, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas  MI

2013  Wide Expanses, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI

2013  Go Figure, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

2012  Genre, Seed Gallery, Traverse City MI 

2012  Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI 

2012  Get Dressed, Seed Gallery, Traverse City MI

2011  Thaw, Davison Gallery, Rochester NY

2011  Avenue for the Arts, Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Ada MI

2008  Q & A, Atrium Gallery, Holland MI 

2008  Voyages and Image:  Dolan Center Gallery, NYC/Gold Dome Gallery, OK/Hawken Gallery, OH

2007  The Child In You, Woman-Made GalleryChicago IL




2025  The Arctic Circle, Science and Art Sailing Expedition, Arctic Circle (upcoming April 2025)

2024  Moulin à Nef, VCCA Fellow, France (upcoming October 2024)

2024  Studio Raven Artist Retreat, Santa Fe, NM

2023  Padula Art Center, Padula, Italy

2023  Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain

2022  Brota Residencia de Artista, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2022  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA

2022  Rosklide Artist in Residence, Denmark

2022  Studio Faire, Nerac, France

2021  Golden Apple Art Residency, Maine

2021  Keeneland Horse Raceway, Lexington, KY

2020  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA 

2020  Mackinac Island State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island, MI 

2019  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA 

2019  Edgewood Cottage, Blowing Rock, NC 

2019  Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Ireland 

2017  Officina Stamperia del Notaio, Sicily, Italy 

2016  Isle Royale National Park, Isle Royale, MI 

2016  ArteStudio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy 

2015  Jardin-Botanique, Marnay sur Seine, France 

2014  Forest Hills Fine Art Center, MI 

2012  TICA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL 

2009  Les Tasis, Les Tapies, France



Corporate Art

2024  West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo, MI

2023  Steelcase Corporation, commission, Grand Rapids, MI

2023  Renown Health, Reno, NV

2021  Charter Communications, Stamford, CT

2020  Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI

2019  Trinity Health, Grand Rapids, MI

2019  Steelcase Platinum Partner Award prints, Steelcase

2017  Tyndale Publishing, Immerse Bible series: 6 Bible covers and purchased originals

2017  Del Lago Resort, large scale print of artwork, Waterloo, NY

2016  Bank of America, original work, Ann Arbor, MI

2014  Marriott Hotels, prints of work purchased for hotel rooms

2010  Devos Children’s Hospital, Collaborative large-scale sculpture, Grand Rapids MI 




1995-2014  Art and Design Educator for K-12th grade, Grand Rapids, MI       

2012  Adjunct Professor, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI               



Presenter, Workshops and Curatorial

2023  Marsh Harbour Artist Community Artist Group, The Bahamas, art workshop

2017  Blowing Rock Art Museum, North Carolina, art workshop

2016  Isle Royale National Park Service, artist presentation and talk 

2014  Forest Hills Public Schools MI

2008, 2013  MAEA Conference Studio Instructor and Presenter 

2007  Atrium Gallery, Holland MI

2006  Art and the Spiritual, Mars Hill Bible Church, Grandville MI

2005-2010  Curated bi-monthly exhibitions at Capsule Gallery, Grand Rapids MI



Grants and Awards

2024  VCCA, Art Fellow Grant

2021   Golden Apple Art Residency, Art Fellow Grant

2019   VCCA, Art Fellow Grant

2009/2011/2012   Festival of the Arts, Purchase Award 

2009/2010/2011   Arts Council of Grand Rapids, Educational Grant

2007  Scholastic Gold Teacher Achievement Award

2006  Japanese Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar, Japan

2005  Celebration of the Arts Award, FUMC, Grand Rapids, MI



Current Representation 

Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC

LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, KY

Common Good Co, Boone, NC


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