Ragellah Rourke

Ragellah Rourke has been creating luminous abstract paintings for over 30 years. Working in both oil and acrylic she gradually builds up the surface of her paintings intuitively.Her surfaces are lush worlds which encompass energetic brush strokes suspended over atmospheric backdrops. Occupying an ethereal space, there is a sense of movement in the forms and imagery in which Rourke creates a place that is based in nature, yet is altered, intensified, and poetic. These sophisticated compositions are created through chaos that never reveals a definitive narrative.

Ragellah Rourke was born in Upstate New York in 1963. She attended Russell Sage Junior College then the University at Albany where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. For the past twenty years she has lived with her family in East Berne, New York. The natural beauty of the countryside surrounding her has been a major influence on her work.

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Medium Sized Paintings

Larger Paintings


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1998 BA, Painting, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Residing: upstate New York


2022 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2018 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 Sorelle Gallery, Albany, NY
2014 Sorelle Gallery, Albany, NY
2013 Sorelle Gallery,Albany, NY
2012 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2011 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2009 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2008 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2007 Carrie haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2006 Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY
2004 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2003 Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs NY
2001 Sienna College, Loudonville, NY
1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1999 The Palmer House, Rensselaerville NY
1998 Designer’s Studio, Saratoga Springs, NY
1998 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY


2017 Fieldstones Inaugural Artist Residency Exhibit, Medusa, NY
2015 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
2014 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston TX
2014 Sorelle Gallery, Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2013 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston,TX
2013 Galleria Jan, LA Jolla, CA
2011 Kobalt Gallery,Provincetown, MA
2008 Galleria Jan, La Jolla, CA
2007 Galleria Jan, La JOlla, CA
2007 Bachlier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent CT
2007 Galleria Jan, La Jolla, CA
2006 Galleria Jan, La Jolla, CA
2006 Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY
2005 Fine Art Forum, Metropolitan Pavillion, New York, NY
2005 Jan Galleria, La Jolla, CA
2003 Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY
2000 Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
1998 New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany, NY


2018 Hudson Antiques and Art Association
2011 The Brooklyn Rail, review, Robert Morgan
2010 The Country and Abroad
2009 The Country Review
2006 Catskill Mountain Region Guide, review, Sue Stovall
2003 The Saratogian, review, Thomas Dimopoulos
1999 The Independent, review, Peter Bergman
1998 The Times Union, review, William Jaeger