Initially trained as a painter, Rachel’s current practice spans multiple disciplines, encompassing sculpture, installation and printmaking. Driven by material exploration, she experiments with the interaction of colour, structure, transparency and light, in response to the buildings and sites within which her work is situated.
Rachel has been involved in a number of group exhibitions within the UK and internationally, including ENACT (Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, 2016), STEAM Ahead (South Square Gallery, Bradford, 2016),Can You Dig It? (Vasagatan 33, Gothenburg, 2015) and Drawn Away Together (Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013).
Working in collaboration with designer Nathan Clydesdale, she has developed a number of participatory printmaking projects, including Assemble, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme (Wasps Hanson St & Govanhill Baths, 2014), Loom at Meadow Mill, Dundee (2014) and Grammar of Ornament at The Briggait, Glasgow (2013). The Print Workshop is currently based at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. These curated workshop environments, composed of specially designed print tables and tools, have successfully facilitated the production and display of more than 600 individual artworks made by children and adults of all ages and abilities. Their most recent collaboration, Konstellation, is a new art and design programme for young people in Gothenburg. Based between Glasgow and Gothenburg,
Based between Glasgow and Gothenburg, Rachel has recently completed her MFA in Fine Art at the Valand Academy, where she was granted the Carl Larsson Award and nominated for the prestigious Fredrik Roos Award in 2016.