Rachel Ludlow’s recent work engages concepts of spectacle, excess, fantasy, and feminine identity within contemporary consumer culture. By creating fantastical paintings based on photographs of her self, she seeks to expose and question her complicity in constructing and performing a feminine identity that is compliant with contemporary ideals. Ludlow's repetitive display of artificiality and excess in her paintings reflects her position of ambivalence; her simultaneous desire to participate in the consumerist spectacle and her discomfort with sustaining feminine identity constructions within contemporary Western culture.
Rachel Ludlow is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and is currently based in Toronto, ON. Ludlow holds a BFA from the University of Regina and an MFA from York University.