Rachel’s work is based on her own lived experience, where she explores memory, identity, personal and family history, and culture. She holds a B.A. in Art with a concentration in Printmaking and Entrepreneurial Studies, and a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Book Arts, both from the University of Southern Maine. She is currently working on an M.F.A. at the University of Maine, in Orono, Maine. In 2008, she spent time as an intern at the Engine House Press, on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine, and in 2009 she spent a year printing with the Peregrine Press in Portland, thanks to the Kate Mahoney Memorial Scholarship. She is currently a member of Running with Scissors Studios in Portland, Maine, and teaches printmaking and bookmaking workshops in Southern Maine.
When not in the studio, she enjoys traveling, cooking, camping, hiking, and sewing.
Photo by Justine Johnson Photography.