Textiles Studio Head and Professor, Bachelor of Craft & Design
Rachel is an artist, educator, and design consultant originally from New York. She holds a Masters of Fine Art in Fibre from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts/ Fiber at the University of the Arts.
For over 10 years, Rachel lectured on fibre and material studies, textiles and sustainable design to undergrad, graduate students, and industry professionals at several universities, including Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; and University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. In addition, she has worked with local designers and artisans in India to develop products that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating contemporary design. Her work has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; PS 122, New York, NY; Newark Museum, Philadelphia PA; Teatro Communale, and Teatro Mancinelli, Italy; Gallery 175, Seoul, Korea; and OCC Gallery, Toronto, CA.