Rachel received a B.F.A. in Fiber Arts from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art/Temple University, and an M.Ed from Keene State College. Their teaching career began as an artist in residence at Kutztown University, then they went on to head the Fibers Department there as a sabbatical replacement for 2 years. Rachel has taught first grade, special education, middle school science, high school visual arts, and K-5 art in NH, MA, and PA. Rachel's work has been exhibited at the national and international level, and they received a NICHE Award in 2006. Working with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Fleisher Art Memorial, and Moore College of Art and Design, Rachel teaches painting, drawing, digital design, and sculpture to all ages. During the week, they teach math, science, and religion at Saint Francis DeSales in West Philadelphia.
My work is about repetition in materials, techniques, and format. Layering and placement of colors, and how I can arrange the architecture on paper or in a space is my focus.
Everything that I do is in constant motion, informing the next piece. I cannot say for certain how long I will explore an idea. The common threads throughout my work are vibrance of color, rhythm of shape, and exploration of texture - all in response to my environment.