Rachel Hausmann Schall is an artist, writer, and arts coordinator living and working near Milwaukee, WI. She received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2015. Her work often complicates the relationship between painting, sculpture, and installation. Rachel Hausmann Schall has exhibited work nationally at various galleries and alternative/DIY spaces including Project 1612 (Peoria, IL), Usable Space (Milwaukee, WI), HOAX Gallery (Milwaukee, WI), Chamber (Milwaukee, WI), Frank Juarez Gallery (Milwaukee, WI), Little Berlin (Philadelphia, PA), and The Boor Sculpture Studio (Albany, NY), amongst others. Rachel Hausmann Schall was recognized as an Emerging Artist Finalist for the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Fund for Individual Artists in 2016 and was awarded the Nohl Suitcase Export Grant in 2018. In 2018 she began Art Chat, an independent arts blog that acts as a platform for periodic exhibition reviews, interviews, and other forms of experimental writing. Hausmann Schall completed an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT in 2019.
In addition to maintaining a studio practice as an artist and writer, Hausmann Schall is co-founder and co-director of After School Special, a Milwaukee based satellite artist collective that supports emerging artists through exhibitions, events, and collaborative projects. She is also a regional contributor and writer for the Chicago based arts publication Sixty Inches From Center.