Rachel LaBine is an artist working in painting, installation, and performance. She was born in North Dakota, where at age 3 she began plotting her escape, and practicing ballet. As a teenager she watched the movie Fargo and, unable to hear the accent, missed the joke. Her work tends to invoke an elsewhere, animated by holding scale, legibility, and longing in a slippery grip. In 2010 she received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She moved to Brooklyn the day after graduation, and to Los Angeles a few years after that. Currently she intends to stay in New York for a while.