RESUME - RACHEL RODI
Professional artist with over 25 years experience, Rachel Rodi specializes in large-scale, site-specific mosaic installations and public art. Expertise includes sculpture, murals, architecturally integrated projects, 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
SELECTED PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS
Above The Clouds (in progress) San Francisco, CA
- Four mosaic murals at West Portal Park. Commissioned by San Francisco Parks Alliance.
Central Park South (in progress) San Mateo, CA
- Large tile mosaic seat wall and mural, 100 sq ft. Commissioned by Central Park South
Flow (in progress) Kentfield, CA
- 40’ long metal sculpture to be installed at Hal Brown Park. Commissioned by Marin County Parks.
Pier and Ocean Manhattan Beach, CA
- Two exterior glass mosaic murals for Skechers retail store, commissioned by Skechers, USA.
Labyrinth Kentfield, CA
- Pebble and porcelain mosaic labyrinth, a 1060 sq ft LithoMosaic installation at Hal Brown Park. Commissioned by Marin County Parks.
Creekside Walnut Creek, CA
- Mosaic mural for a public swimming pool facility, commissioned by the Aquanuts swim club.
Sylmar Flowers Sylmar, CA
- Glass mosaic mural for Sylmar Square Shopping Center, commissioned by Levy Affiliated.
Blue A collaboration with Carol Bevilacqua Sylmar, CA
- Large relief mosaic sculpture and fountain for Sylmar Square, 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.
Hilltop 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.
Esmeralda A collaboration with Joan Carson and Nancy Windesheim San Francisco, CA
- Way finding 9' diameter ceramic tile mosaic walkway installation at Esmeralda Slide Park.
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.
SELECTED CORPORATE AND PRIVATE INSTALLATIONS
Compass (in progress) Alys Beach, FL
- Large pebble mosaic installation for Alys Beach Club. Commissioned by Hart Howerton Architects.
Wading Pool (in progress) Montego Bay, Jamaica
- 15’ diameter interior mosaic floor installation, created with custom fish shaped ceramic tiles and flat cut pebbles. Commissioned by Half Moon resort
Peter & Paul New Orleans, LA
- Custom copper and porcelain mosaic, commissioned by Hotel Peter & Paul
Valencia Morgan Hill, CA
- Three tile mosaic murals for the Valencia community, commissioned by Dividend Homes
Berkwood #2 Berkeley, CA
- Two glass mosaic murals for Berkwood Hedge School
Roots Oakland, CA
- Ceramic tile backsplash inset, residential
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
Ribbon A collaboration with Amanda Conahan Hayward, CA
- Custom floor inset created with Italian smalti glass, commissioned by T.B. Penick & Sons
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
Berkwood Berkeley, CA
- Glass mosaic commissioned by Berkwood Hedge School
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
Fuzzy Caterpillar Alameda, CA
- Stained glass mosaic commissioned by Fuzzy Caterpillar Preschool
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
Town of Danville, CA
City of Walnut Creek
Marin County Parks
The Trust for Public Land
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco Parks Alliance
Simon Premium Outlets
Hart Howerton Architects
T.B. Penick & Sons
Richmond Friends of Recreation
Life Learning Academy
Friends of McLaren Park
Berkeley Unified School District
Vallejo Community Arts Foundation
Youth Spirit Artworks
The Aquanuts, Walnut Creek, CA
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Motorcycle Club
Angelisse Karol Color and Design
Interplay Design, Inc.
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
Artist Leadership Network for Women, member since 1994
1996 - 1997 BA Fine Art, Regis University, Denver. Cum Laude
1994 - 1996 University of Colorado, Boulder
1992 - 1993 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
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