RESUME - RACHEL RODI


EXPERIENCE
A practicing artist for 25 years, Rachel Rodi specializes in large-scale, site specific mosaic installations and public art. Rodi’s expertise includes mosaic sculpture, murals, architectural applications, effective collaborations and facilitating community participation. 

Rachel Rodi Mosaics    Principal, Owner    Oakland, CA          2005 - Present                       
Design and create custom mosaic installations, public art, and community projects.

Authorized Litho Mosaic Artist     2015 - Present                        
Authorized to design and create Litho Mosaics, an innovative, patented technique where large scale mosaic artworks are installed directly into a monolithic, full thickness concrete pour without using mortar or grout

Institute of Mosaic Art     Senior Staff Instructor    Berkeley, CA         2008 - 2016
Develop curriculum, train staff instructors, and teach tile, glass and mixed media mosaic techniques to beginning to advanced level students

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS
2018
Above the Clouds  (in progress)    San Francisco, CA
- Four large mosaic installations at West Portal Park, commissioned by San Francisco Parks Alliance
Creekside  (in progress)   Walnut Creek, CA
- Mosaic mural for a public swimming pool facility, commissioned by the Aquanuts swim club and the City of Walnut Creek.

2017 
Labyrinth    (in progress)    Kentfield, CA
- Pebble mosaic labyrinth, a 1060 sq ft LithoMosaic installation at Hal Brown Park, to be commissioned by Marin County Parks.
Meander and Flow    (in progress)    Kentfield, CA
- Large, metal sculpture that will honor past and future donors to Marin County Parks, to be installed at Hal Brown Park, commissioned by Marin County Parks.
Lizzie   A collaboration with Carol Bevilacqua      Sylmar, CA
- Large relief mosaic sculpture and fountain for Sylmar Square, commissioned by Levy Affiliated.
Sylmar Flowers      Sylmar, CA
- Glass mosaic mural for Sylmar Square Shopping Center, commissioned by Levy Affiliated. 
Meredith    Norfolk, VA
- Glass mosaic mural for Norfolk Premium Outlets, commissioned by Simon Premium Outlets.
City by the Bay  
 Norfolk, VA
- Six glass mosaic seat wall installations celebrating Norfolk’s maritime and Naval history, for Norfolk Premium Outlets, commissioned by Simon Premium Outlets.

2016 
Esmeralda    San Francisco, CA
- Way finding 9' diameter ceramic tile mosaic inset in the entry plaza at Esmeralda Slide Park.
Hilltop Park    San Francisco, CA
- 65' long seat wall for the entry of Hilltop Park, commissioned by The Trust for Public Land
Willard Centennial    Berkeley, CA
- Tile and glass mural at Willard Middle School created with over 200 participants, 705 sq. ft.

2015       
Flight     San Francisco, CA
- Mosaic mural and four seat walls at Larsen Park, commissioned by San Francisco Parks Alliance
Wave Bollards     Santee, CA
- Custom mosaic bollards for the Santee Town Center, commissioned by T.B. Penick & Sons
Parchester      Richmond, CA
- Hand made tile mural for the Parchester Community Center, commissioned by Richmond Friends of Recreation
McLaren Jewel    San Francisco, CA
- Mosaic featuring the endangered S.F. Garter Snake, created with over 70 volunteers, 400 sq. ft. 
Heaven on Earth    San Rafael, CA
- Large retainer wall mural featuring local habitat, commissioned by County of Marin. 120 sq. ft.
Sunset Mountains     San Francisco, CA
- Facilitated large tile and glass mosaic mural with students at Ulloa Elementary,  110 sq. ft. 
Waterfall     Berkeley, CA
- Tiered mosaic installation at Jefferson Elementary. Project involved teacher training in tile and mosaic making, and leading school wide participation through all stages of the project. 160 sq. ft.

2014       
Safe and Sound    A collaboration with Youth Spirit Artworks     Berkeley, CA
- Two murals at Malcolm X Elementary School, created with student made tiles and mirror. Led at risk youth to create mosaics throughout the project. 150 sq. ft. 

2013  
California Natives     Oakland, CA
- 16 large glass mosaic flower installations made with over 300 students at Edna Brewer Middle
Color of Light      A collaboration with Alyssa Gangemi      Walnut Creek, CA
- Tile and mirror mosaic seat walls created with over 350 students at Seven Hills School,  75 sq. ft.  

2012    
Dedication
     San Francisco, CA
- Large scale mosaic sculpture for the entry of Balboa Park, commissioned by Trust for Public Land
Canal Gardens      San Rafael, CA
- Central courtyard mosaic inset feature commissioned by The Trust for Public Land,  20 sq. ft. 
Poolside Dreams      San Francisco, CA
- Mosaic mural created with over 70 staff, students and patients at UCSF Medical Center, 130 sq. ft.
Magnolias and Balboa Park Stairs       San Francisco, CA
- Multiple mosaic sidewalk insets and stair risers created with student and community participation at Balboa Park, commissioned by The Trust for Public Land,   80 sq. ft. 
Panther     A collaboration with The Crucible     Oakland, CA
- Large glass mosaic sculpture created with Edna Brewer Middle School students

2011    
Sunset Neighborhood Forest      San Francisco, CA
- Large tile and glass mosaic mural created with students at Ulloa Elementary,  110 sq. ft.

2010     
Railroad Plaza
  Danville, CA
- Ceramic tile mosaic benches and large fountain surround, commissioned by the Town of Danville
Waterfront Planters     Vallejo, CA
- Seven large mosaic planters for Vallejo's public waterfront, created with youth, commissioned by Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, 155 sq ft. 

2009        
Sophia’s Playground
    Oakley, CA
- Mosaic and painted memorial installation covering 550 square feet.
Giorgi Park Water Feature      A collaboration with Interplay Design, Inc     Healdsburg, CA
- Pebble and tile mosaic for 100 foot long sculptural water feature
Service Creates Community     San Francisco, CA
- Facilitated mural with students at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle School,  65 sq. ft. 
Stop. Think. Decide.     Treasure Island, CA
- Exterior mosaic mural created with at risk students at Life Learning Academy,  35 sq. ft. 

2007        
Our Park
    Oakland, CA   
- Mosaic artwork created at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park,  12 sq. ft.   


CORPORATE AND PRIVATE INSTALLATIONS
2016

SFMC    San Francisco, CA
- Ceramic tile floor medallion, commissioned by San Francisco Motorcycle Club
Bali     Los Gatos, CA
- Pebble and ceramic tile shower floor for private residence

2015  
Nola      Oakland, CA
- Glass mosaic backsplash and custom shaped island top, commissioned by a residential client 

2014    
T.B. Penick Smalti Floor     A collaboration with Amanda Conahan     Hayward, CA  
- Custom floor inset created with Italian smalti glass, commissioned by T.B. Penick & Sons
Berkwood      Berkeley, CA
- Glass mosaic commissioned by Berkwood Hedge School
Koberg Memorial     Dublin, CA
- Large glass mosaic artwork honoring Pastor Koberg in the sanctuary of St. Philip Lutheran Church
Madeline’s Bench   Walnut Creek, CA
- Glass mosaic concrete bench with back, commissioned by a private client
Wedding at the Lake   Dublin, CA
- Glass mosaic commemoration, commissioned by a private client

2013  
Flowers and Fruits     Palo Alto, CA
- Four glass mosaic garden insets for residential client, depicting realistic fruits and flowers
Passageway      San Francisco, CA
- Textural shower mosaic created with tile, glass, stone, pottery, commissioned by residential client  
Motocycles- Chief,  Scout      Redwood City, CA
- Two large ceramic tile mosaic floor insets, commissioned by a private client

2012       
Beneath the Sea       Menlo Park, CA
- Tile mosaic mural for residential courtyard wall, 50 sq. ft. 
Poppies on York St.      San Francisco, CA
- Ceramic tile mosaic backsplash, residential

2011       
Champagne Dreams        San Francisco, CA
- Vitreous glass mosaic floor inset, commissioned by The Bubble Lounge
Kruse Fireplace    A collaboration with Robin Kruse     San Francisco, CA
- Glass mosaic fireplace facade, residential

2010        
Fuzzy Caterpillar
   Alameda, CA
- Stained glass mosaic commissioned by Fuzzy Caterpillar Preschool
Penny Floor      Monterey Bay, CA
- Penny mosaic floor for Cannery Row Brewing Company, 240 square feet
Lululemon Yoga      Shrewsbury, NJ
- Glass mosaic figures for facade of Lululemon Athletica

2009        
Recycle Bicycle     Berkeley, CA
- Tile and mirror mosaic, commissioned by Recycle Bicycle Shop

2008        
Frapez
     San Francisco, CA  
- Ninety square foot custom glass mosaic counter wall, commissioned by Frapez Smoothie Spa

2007       
Color Path
   Oakland, CA   
- 40’ long pathway mosaic for Angelisse Karol Color and Design

2006        
Counter Pulse
   San Francisco, CA   
- Mirror mosaic mural at CounterPULSE dance space
          
PARTNERING AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Trust for Public Land
San Francisco Parks Alliance
Richmond Friends of Recreation
Town of Danville, CA
LithoMosaic
T.B. Penick & Sons
UCSF Medical Center
Marin County Parks
Life Learning Academy
Vallejo Community Arts Foundation
Youth Spirit Artworks
Berkeley Unified School District
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, San Francisco, CA
Friends of McLaren Park
The Crucible
Interplay Design, Inc.
Angelisse Karol Color and Design
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Institute of Mosaic Art
DiMosaico

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS                    
Society of American Mosaic Artists
Community Built Association
Tile Heritage Foundation    
Jingletown Arts and Business Association
Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Artist Leadership Network for Women, member since 1994    
    - Past Group Leader, Boulder, CO
    - Past Colorado Regional Leaders Assistant
    - Past Bay Area Regional Leaders Assistant

EDUCATION
2004 - 2005  Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA                         
1997             BA Ceramics, Regis University, Denver.  Cum Laude   
1994 - 1996  University of Colorado, Boulder                
1992 - 1993  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge


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