Rachel lives in Richmond, California with her husband, their daughter, and their dog, Ralphie. She currently teaches photography at Albany High School. Her work hugs the line between fine art and commercial, always with an emphasis on creating meaningful imagery. With experience in gallery exhibitions as well as photographing commercial work for clients such as Photojojo, Rachel’s work spans across many genres. She also loves photographing people and capturing special moments, whether it’s their wedding day, a musical performance, or a family portait. Her biggest passion is sharing her love of photography with her students.
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, MFA Photography, Magna Cum Laude, 2009.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BFA Art Education, Cum Laude, 2004.
Doublife, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.
Oakland Under 100, Temescal Art Show, Oakland, CA.
Photo Alchemy, Alternative Processes, Watsonville, CA.
Voyeurism and Intimacy, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.
Oakland Art Hop Group Exhibition, Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA.
AAU Alumni/Faculty Auction, San Francisco, CA.
17 Jewels, Temescal Art Hop, Oakland, CA.
Flight, Vermont Photospace Gallery, Juried Selection.
Girlstock Auction, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Oakland Under $100 Group Exhibition, Oakland, CA.
Perception Deception, 625 Sutter Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Introspective, Periscope Cellars, Emeryville, CA.
Creative Quarterly, Selected Pieces, Juried Publication.
Body Pulses, 3rd International Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR.
Presence, Headlands Group exhibition, 688 Sutter Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Among Friends, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA.
Sustainability Project, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA.
Sustainability Project, AAU Gallery, 79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA.
Tub Series, Fourth Floor, 625 Sutter Gallery, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA.
Tintype Mail Art, Ersatz Group exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA.
Color Me, Gallery 64, Juried Group Exhibition. Emeryville, CA.
Color Me, Emeryville for the Arts, Juried Group Exhibition. Emeryville, Ca.
Displacement, Ruby’s Gallery, Emeryville, CA.
Selected works, Kopi Gallery, Champaign, IL.
Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Fall 2011-2015.
Photography Teacher, Albany High School, Albany, CA, 2008-present.
Featured SPE West Speaker on Identity through Photographs, Dec. 2009.
Photography/Photoshop Tutor, Bay Area, CA, 2008-present.
Art Teacher, Monticello High School, Monticello, IL 2005-2007.
Art Teacher, Woodland High School, Streator, IL, 2004-2005.
Photojojo Product Photographer, 2011-2012
Polyvinyl Record Company. Press photographer, 2004-present.
Independent artists, Press photographer, 2004-present.
The Rebel Group, Press photographer, 2008.
Publication: SF Weekly, 2008.
Publication: Spin.com, 2008.
Publication: Austin Chronicle, 2008.
Wedding photographer, 2005- present.
Society for Photographic Educators
California Teachers Association
Albany Teachers Association
National Art Education Association