Rachel Srinivasan
Tempe, Arizona

For Rachel Srinivasan, an idea is worth putting on a canvas only if it still feels exciting after a few days. Rachel enjoys mulling the idea over in her mind for some time before creating an artwork. She hopes viewers will engage with her work and wonder about the subject matter, shapes and colors. “My current work is all about creating a connection between the person on the canvas with the viewer,” she explains. She prefers large paintings and sometimes even makes her own canvases. She currently lives in Arizona and enjoys baking rhubarb pies, reading, running and going to art museums. Fun fact: she speaks Italian fluently.

Artist and Customer Comments

Rachel Srinivasan 3/12/2016 | 3:02 PM

My website has been updated with my new married last name: I am often live painting on Periscope as @rachelgoede. A few days ago I was involved in the David Wright House ostrich egg auction through ArtLink hosted at Hance Park in Phoenix. Next weekend I will be displaying my "Climax Jim" painting in the Inglorious Arizona exhibition at First Studio in Phoenix.

Rachel Srinivasan 12/26/2013 | 5:14 PM

Hi everybody, I hope that everyone had a really great Christmas. I will see my family tonight. My most updated blog is here:

Rachel Srinivasan 6/30/2013 | 2:54 PM

It was my pleasure, David. "Meat the Devil" was a provocative painting project that made me reflect on Botticelli and other historic artists. Thank you for choosing me!

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D Pierce purchased this artwork. 6/1/2013 | 11:35 AM

Thank you, Rachel, for painting "Meat the Devil". The message is important and I think you did a great job. The details and colors are great. David Pierce

Rachel Srinivasan 9/23/2012 | 10:51 PM

Hi Ugallery viewers. I think I am done with the Power Bison series for a while. I have returned to portraits so stay posted!

Rachel Srinivasan 5/29/2012 | 10:56 PM

Hi people, another "Mr. Ethics" painting is on display at White Hills Gallery in Camp Verde, AZ. This Mr. Ethics painting was the first out of 2 paintings. However, the art professors at ASU threw it away in the dumpster. An ASU grad student found it and took the painting home. In the meantime, I was devastated and made another "Mr. Ethics" painting believing I would never see the original painting again. Months later, someone recognized the second "Mr. Ethics" painting that was hanging up in a local coffee shop. I took a class from that grad student and eventually traded back my painting. True story.

Rachel Srinivasan 8/2/2011 | 2:25 PM

Hi everyone. I am feverishly painting 3 pieces these days to apply to some shows coming up. If the pieces are not accepted I will see if Ugallery is interested in displaying them.

Rachel Srinivasan 1/16/2010 | 3:26 PM

The pieces in this show (2) are not on display on ugallery or yet, but i do have about 4 to 6 new pieces that I have yet to post on both sites

Rachel Srinivasan 1/16/2010 | 3:20 PM

Reception will be Feb 12th Friday from 7 to 9pm food and drink provided and percentage of proceeds will go to the Saint Mary's Food Bank

Rachel Srinivasan 1/16/2010 | 3:18 PM

Ill have a group show at the COffeeBuzz on 4804 E Chandler BLVD Northwest Corner of Chandler Blvd and 48th Street

Rachel Srinivasan 1/16/2010 | 3:17 PM

I tweet here:

Ugallery 7/10/2009 | 7:41 PM

See Rachel's work in our recent exhibition, "We Are Women," on the Ugallery blog! Here is the link:

Rachel Srinivasan 2/2/2009 | 3:20 PM

Hi everybody. I have work hanging in the Fair Trade Cafe on 1st Ave and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. I have "Recession Women" and "Men Who Throw Stuff" on display until the end of February 2009. Check it out.

Rachel Srinivasan 11/26/2008 | 10:52 PM

That sounds fine with me. Someone should send you an email about that soon. Thanks

K Henning 11/26/2008 | 3:50 PM

Can I get a package deal on Black and Banana Bikini?

Simone 3/13/2008 | 7:51 AM

Hi Rachel sono contento che tu e la tua piccoletta state bene; la mia mail è io non ho più la tua; sei sempre più brava a dipingere, gli autoritratti sono bellissimi. COMPLIMENTI!!!!!!!!!!!CONTINUA COSI'!!! UN ABBRACCIO DA ROMA

Rachel Srinivasan 3/4/2008 | 6:49 PM

Thank you very much. I have two upcoming shows. One is an ASU undergraduate painting and drawing group show from March17 to March 28. The reception is on Monday, March 17 from 7 to 9pm on the ASU campus in Gallery 100 "Yearly Reflection" will be a solo exhibition in downtown Phoenix at the Fair Trade Cafe from April 27 to June 1 2008.

C Aleman 3/4/2008 | 10:48 AM

Your art is simply great - love the connection between your own feelings as well as the women you depict within your art itself. Would be interesting to see a one woman show of yours...

Rachel Srinivasan 2/22/2008 | 4:32 PM

Hi Cornelia, are you still in school in Svizzera?

poni 10/30/2007 | 10:08 AM

i found you! and like your paintings. wishes cornelia

Seaside Poolside

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
9 lbs. 0 oz.


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This painting, part of my Swim series, is of my brother Mike. The idea behind this painting is that water, and our connection to it, is part of what makes us human. We need to touch water and be near it. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

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