Berkeley College Brings Brooklyn Artist Home


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122




Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Phil Rachelson at its gallery, 255 Duffield Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY.  This exhibit is on display from January 11 through March 28, 2014—Monday through Friday—from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, January 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Rachelson says “I’ve made art all my life.”  He received a BFA from City College of New York, and spent 10 years as a colorist for Marvel and DC Comics.  He now owns his own gallery in Milford, PA.  The artist is returning to Brooklyn to exhibit a retrospective of his work from the early days through the present.      

In speaking about his art, Mr. Rachelson says, “Inspiration can come from anywhere— often from things I come across in the media or from photos I’ve shot.  I want the work to be accessible, but at the same time I want to engage people’s preconceptions and make them see familiar things in a new way.”     

Mr. Rachelson has held solo exhibits in the Forge Studio and Gallery, Milford, PA, for the past four years, along with the Work of Art Gallery; Horodner Romley Gallery; and Muranushi Lederman Gallery, all in New York, NY.  Group exhibitions include the Winter Show, Two 07 Gallery; Works for a Funhouse, ES Vandam Galleries; Family Values,  Russet Lederman Productions, all in New York, NY; and Upstate Art, Phoenicia, NY. 

For more information about the artist, visit  For more details about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley College Curator Robert Keiber at or call 212-252-2065.


Photo Caption“So Damn Happy,” from artist Phil Rachelson’s exhibit on display at the Berkeley College Brooklyn Gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, from January 11 through March 28, 2014.       

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