RESUME - RACHEL RODI
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.
Institute of Mosaic Art Senior Staff Instructor Berkeley, CA 2008 - Present
Develop curriculum, train staff instructors, and teach tile, glass and mixed media mosaic techniques to beginning to advanced level students
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
MOSIAC INSTALLATIONS - PUBLIC PROJECTS
Above the Clouds (in progress) San Francisco, CA
- Four large mosaic installations at West Portal Park, to be commissioned by San Francisco Parks Alliance
Regeneration (in progress) Norfolk, VA
- Mosaic mural for newly developed Norfolk Premium Outlets, commissioned by Simon Premium Outlets.
Sylmar (in progress) Sylmar, CA
- Designing a large, circular bench structure, mosaic sculpture and glass mosaic mural for Sylmar Square, a newly renovated shopping center in Sylmar, Los Angeles
Labyrinth (in progress) San Rafael, CA
- Pebble mosaic labyrinth, a 1060 sq ft LithoMosaic installation at Hal Brown Park, to be commissioned by Marin County Parks.
Manzanita (in progress) San Rafael, CA
- Designing a 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.
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.
The Locator San Francisco, CA
- 9' diameter ceramic tile mosaic inset in the entry plaza at Esmeralda Slide Park. Funded through community donations
Hilltop Park San Francisco, CA
- 55' long seat wall for the entry of Hilltop Park, commissioned by The Trust for Public Land
Willard Centennial Mural Berkeley, CA
- Tile and glass mural at Willard Middle School created wither 200 participants, 705 sq. ft.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sunset Neighborhood Forest San Francisco, CA
- Large tile and glass mosaic mural created with students at Ulloa Elementary, 110 sq. ft.
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.
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.
Our Park Oakland, CA
- Mosaic artwork created at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 12 sq. ft.
MOSAIC INSTALLATIONS - RESIDENTIAL AND PRIVATE PROJECTS
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
Nola Oakland, CA
- Glass mosaic backsplash and custom shaped island top, commissioned by a residential client
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
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
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
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
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
Recycle Bicycle Berkeley, CA
- Tile and mirror mosaic, commissioned by Recycle Bicycle Shop
Frapez San Francisco, CA
- Ninety square foot custom glass mosaic counter wall, commissioned by Frapez Smoothie Spa
Color Path Oakland, CA
- 40’ long pathway mosaic for Angelisse Karol Color and Design
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
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
Interplay Design, Inc.
Angelisse Karol Color and Design
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Institute of Mosaic Art
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
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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