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Rashelle Roos, MFA, MA, MAC

Rashelle holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Painting and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also studied at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, while teaching art at Copadam Atolyesi, in Istanbul, and conducting research on Middle Eastern art in the United Arab Emirates. Roos is the recipient of many awards, including 8 full fellowships, 6 artist and travel grants, and 3 international artist residencies [at Kapadokya, Turkey (twice) and Andros Island, Bahamas]. Roos has taught art in various capacities, from instructor of record at the university level, to art teacher for children after school. Roos then went on to earn an MAC in Art Therapy, and served as an art therapist for adults with chronic mental illness, and youths in juvenile services. She has participated in over 40 exhibits, nationally and internationally. Her art studio is in Miller Beach, IN, but she also loves to make art while traveling.