Rachelle Mozman grew up in New York City of parents who shared the experience of immigration. Starting often from her biography and family history, Mozman explores how culture shapes individuals, how environment conditions behavior. She takes on these questions through photographs and films that confound documentary style and fictional narratives. In Mozman’s work narrative is explored as a foundation built with the materials of perception. Her art is deeply informed by her work in psychoanalysis. In 2016 Mozman will exhibit in the X Bienal Centroaméricana. In 2015 Mozman exhibited in Do/Tell at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and Portraiture Now: Staging the Self at Americas Society. In 2014 Mozman exhibited in Portraiture Now: Staging the Self at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. Mozman has been awarded residencies at LMCC workspace, Smack Mellon, The Camera Club of New York, and Light Work. Her work has been published in the Light Work annual Contact Sheet, Presumed Innocence, Exit magazine and numerous other publications.
Mozman is a Fulbright Fellow, and has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery at Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C, the Americas Society, New York, New York, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York, the Chelsea Museum, New York, New York, The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, New Jersey, Festival de la luz at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina the Instituto Cultural Itau, São Paulo, Brazil, the Friese Museum, Berlin, Germany, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City, Mexico, Festival Biarritz, Biarritz, France, as well as the IX Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador.