Rachel Rader


Rachel lives in Richmond, VA where she maintains a full time art practice. She dabbles in a myriad of materials and forms of expression as a multidisciplinary artist. In her current project, Ancient Truth Investigators, she combines her love of performance with her devotion to material exploration. 

She holds a BFA in Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rachel has taught at numerous institutions including Arrowmont School of Crafts, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Penland School of Crafts, UrbanGlass and the Visual Arts Center.

She was a 2017 resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC as a part of the Artists’ Studios Program, and the recipient of a 2016 CGCA Flexible Fellowship at Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ. She has shown her artwork in various galleries and museums including Alma’s RVA Gallery, The Brooklyn Metal Works Gallery, The Bullseye Gallery New York, Heller Gallery in NY, NY, Quirk Gallery in Richmond, VA, The Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI, The Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Norfolk, VA and The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR.

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