A 2015 graduate from Wake Forest University, Rachel studied painting, sculpture and installation art. Recipient of a Richter undergraduate research grant, Rachel spent the summer of 2014 working in Vienna, Austria, where she explored the portrayal of the female form by male artists of the Vienna Succession. She successfully completed and defended an Honors Thesis in 2015 drawing on her past research, responding to works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
Rachel is interested in disrupting the picture plane by cutting, slashing and stitching, and in repurposing old works into new pieces. She currently works on paper and focuses on intimate sizes and intricate details, drawing inspiration from the Viennese Secession and other early twentieth century works, as well as American folk and decorative arts.
She is primarily concerned with the concept of "women's work" and fuses her experience of new motherhood with her artistic practice.
Her work has been shown in Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University, START Gallery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Plymouth Rock Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland, and at Federation University in Ballarat, Australia.
Rachel currently lives and works in New York City.