Bio

Rachel Chambers is a Fibers Artist from Philadelphia, PA.  They 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 been a first grade teacher, a special education tutor, and a K-5 art teacher in Keene, NH. Rachel's work has been exhibited at the national and international level, and they received a NICHE Award in 2006.  At Walnut Hill School for The Arts, Rachel teaches Weaving, Sculpture, and Digital Surface Design, Drawing, Watercolor, and Apparel Design.

Statement

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.

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.