Rachel Ungerer is a local Bay Area queer disabled artist. She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles with a focus on painting. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, Louisville KY, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, and Oakland.
After developing a constant chronic pain condition that limits the use of both hands, Ungerer re-trained herself to paint by working with her disabled body. She exaggerates human form and uses gestural brush strokes to capture fleeting feelings.
By publicly identifying as someone with an invisible disability, Ungerer hopes to promote greater awareness and confront discriminatory social norms.