"I simply love to draw and paint. I try to capture the essence of a person, landscape or still life. I hope others will enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoy creating it."
Mindrup, is a professional artist and illustrator. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney,
Ms. Mindrup continued her education at the Loveland
Academy of Fine Art and the Los Angeles Academy of Art.
Her studies include drawing and illustration under the
instruction of Glenn Vilppu and Tony Ryder
and painting under the instruction of David Leffel.
Mindrup's client list
includes: Kiewit Corporation, Boys Town,
Creighton University, Walgreens Corporation, Boys Town
National Research Hospital, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Miller Brewing Company.
She has also illustrated numerous children's books through
various publishing companies. Her artwork is held in many private collections including those of Primatologist Jane Goodall and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Currently, she is teaching
art as an instructor at the Joslyn Art Museum, Creighton University, and Metro Community College all located in Omaha, Nebraska. She also teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Mindrup is also in the midst of earning her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.
Featured in the Omaha Reader, Feb 2012
Many Faces of NF Project-interview with Les Femmes Folles
Creating Art At Home-Artist Rachel Mindrup has show in Liberty
Mom's Choice Award Recipient for Children's book-Silver medal-Santa Wants a Chauffeur
With a Gleam in her Art
|Jan 6 - 31
||Metropolitan Community College Faculty Art Show, Gallery of Art & Design, Elkhorn, NE
|Jan 6 - 31
||Group show "Luigi Homage" - W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha, NE
||In cooperation with Art KC's Now Showing Program: Solo exhibition Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City, MO
|March - April
||2011 Heartland Artist Exhibition - Irene B. French Gallery, Merriam, KS
||Solo exhibition at Shirley Stiles Gallery, Westwood, KS
- March 5
||2 person exhibition at the KAW Valley Arts & Humanities Galleries - Kansas City,
- April 2
||2010 Heartland Artist Exhibition - Irene B. French Gallery, Merriam, KS
- April 16
||Solo exhibition Northwest Missouri State University, Liberty, MO
|April - June
||In cooperation with Art KC's Now Showing Program: Solo exhibition Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
- May 18
||Solo exhibition Main Library, Kansas City, KS
- July 6
||Solo exhibition at Douglas County Courthouse, Lawrence, KS