RACHAEL BANKS

www.rachaelbanksphoto.com
rcambanks@gmail.com

Education
2015    MFA: Photography, Minor: Intermedia, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
2012    BA: Photography/Digital Media/Painting, Bellarmine University, Cum Laude, Louisville, KY
2011    Western Kentucky University, KIIS Study Abroad Program, Bregenz, Austria

Professional Experience

2016
Flash Powder Retreats, Invited Artist by David Bram (Fraction Magazine) and Jennifer Schwartz (Crusade for Art) , Highlands, NC  
August 2015, Adjunct Photography Faculty, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
August 2015, Adjunct Photography Faculty, El Centro College, Dallas, TX

2015

May – August, Graduate Teacher of Record, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
May - August 2013, Archivist, Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

2014   
December – August, Graduate Assistant in Printmaking, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

May – August, Installation Coordinator, Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
September – July, Portrait photographer and image editor for the Office of Technology’s Annual Report, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2013   
May – August 2012, Graduate Assistant in Photography, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

May - August 2012, Photography Lab Manager, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
May – August 2012, PR Coordinator, Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Solo Exhibitions

2017   Between Home and Here, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
2016   Between Home and Here, Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas, TX          
2015   Between Home and Here, 107 Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2013   People and Places that Don’t Exist, 107 Gallery, San Antonio, TX
           I’m not From Here, Texas Woman’s University: 010 Gallery, Denton, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Making Muses, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO. (Curators: David Bram and Jennifer Schwartz)
Paradise: No Time Zone, TBA, Dallas, TX. (Curator: Randall Garrett)
One, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX (Curators: Nathan Madrid and Katie Murray)

2015   
Human Nature, West Street Art Center and Hanover College, Madison, IN
(Curator: Leticia Bajuyo and Peter Ellis) (Three-Person Show)
Downtown, H. Paxton Moore Gallery, Dallas, TX (Curator: Randall Garrett
Sensuous Worlds, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX (Curator: Iris Bechtol)
Between Home and Here, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, East Gallery, Denton, TX. (Three-Person Show)
Looking Glass: Exploring Self-Portraiture, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN (Curator: Gray Lyons)

2012  
Motherlodge Pop Up Gallery, The Bards Town, Louisville, KY (Curator: Theresa Koester)
Rachael Banks and Nathan Hendrickson: Senior Theses Exhibition, Bellarmine University, Mcgrath Gallery, Louisville, KY

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2015   
On Fruited Plains, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (Jurors: David Martin, Marivi Oritz, James Kueffner)
SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA (Jurors: Deborah Willis and Carol McCusker)

2014   
Open, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Shane Lavalette)

Color Space: Contemporary Photography, Portland, OR (Juror: Todd Johnson)
Mirror Mirror, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Juror: Amy Arbus) (Honorable Mention)
Visual Narratives, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Scott B. Davis)
SPESC Members Show, Murfreesboro, TN
 Figures | Contexts, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Juror: Cig Harvey)

2013    
Lucky Seven, Texas Woman's University: East and West Galleries, Denton, TX

Fall 2013 International Call for Entry, Professional Women Photographers Online, New York, NY (Juror: Christiona Owen)
Self-Portrait, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Juror: Caleb Cole)
Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Juror: Emma Powell)
Voertman’s Student Art Competition, Texas Woman’s University: East and West Galleries, Denton, TX. (Juror: Andrea Karnes)

Selected Publications

2016

Tiny Hands Press, Sad Things, Self-Published Photo Zine. (Editor/Author: Rachael Banks, Publisher: Tiny Hands Press)
Southern Glossary, Rachael Banks, Article. (Editor: Ryan Sparks)
Same Coin Press, All Night Long: Volume 18: Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, Photo Zine (Editor: Nathan Pearce, Publisher: Same Coin Press)
Same Coin Press, Flowers Rachael Sent Me, Photo Zine. (Editor/Co-Author: Nathan Pearce, Co-Author: Rachael Banks, Publisher: Same Coin Press)
Same Coin Press, All I ever Wanted: Rachael Banks, Photo Zine. (Editor: Nathan Pearce, Publisher: Same Coin Press)
Crusade for Art, Focal Point + Zines: A culture of Affordable Sharing and Collecting, Article and Interview. (Editor: Jennifer Schwartz)

2015
One Twelve Publishing, Diffusion Annual, Magazine. (Editor: Blue Mitchell)

Same Coin Press, All Night Long: Volume 10: Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, Photo Zine (Editor: Nathan Pearce, Publisher: Same Coin Press)
Steadfast Arte, Featured Artist: Rachael Banks, Article. (Editor: Christina Arza)
TRIP Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, Article. (Editor: Dean Davies)
Gonzo Today, “A Cold 40 Art Project Draws Big Crowd to Seidenfaden’s in Germantown", Review. (Author: Clayton L. Luce)
Leo Weekly, Staff Picks, Visual Arts: A Cold 40, Article. (Author: J. Cobb)
Fraction Magazine Japan, seasons change and so do you & I’m not From Here: Rachael Banks, Article. (Editor: Yoichi Nagata)
Float Magazine, Portfolio: Rachael Banks, Article.
365 Artists | 365 Days Project, Rachael Banks, Interview
Texas Woman’s University, Student Accolades: Outstanding MFA Student, Brochure
Dodho Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, Article
The Southern Photographer, Southern Photographers in the News, Blog. (Editor: John N. Wall)
Fraction Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, Article. (Editor: David Bram)
Streit House Space, seasons change and so do you: Rachael Banks, Online Gallery. (Editor: Jordanna Kalman)
Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, Glenn Rand et al. Textbook.

2014   
Creative Boom, Between Home and Here by Texas Photographer Rachael Banks, Article
Artebella, Daily Archive: Rachael Banks, Article
Feature Shoot, 33 Photographers Reveal Their Definition of Intimacy, Article
Beatlands, Portrait of a Photographer: Interview with Rachael Banks, Interview
Superstition Review, Issue 13, Article
Prism | Photo Magazine, Issue 16, Article
POSI+TIVE Magazine, Featured Story: Rachael Banks, Article
2014 Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Program

2013   
Dissident Voices, The JFK Unspoken Speech, Video and Book
2013 Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Program

 

Selected Lectures and Community Involvement

2016   
Same Coin Press, Vendor, Philadelphia Art Book Fair, Philadelphia, PA
Between Home and Here, Invited Speaker, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX


2015   
On Fruited Plains, Panelist, SPE Midwest Regional Conference, Louisville, KY

Student Portfolio Reviewer, SPE South Central Regional Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
A Cold 40: A $40 and Under Art Show, Invited Artist/Vendor, Seidenfaden’s, Louisville, KY
Making Photographs that Don’t Suck, Invited Speaker, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
ISAS Arts Festival, Invited Portfolio Reviewer, Forth Worth County Day, Fort Worth, TX
Denton County 4-H Club Photography Contest, Invited Juror, Denton, TX

2014   
Identity, Memory and Place, Panelist, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Being a Photographer and Preparing for College, Invited Speaker, Navo Middle School, Aubrey, TX

2013   
Booth 50 Project, Photographer/Digital Technician/Retoucher, 2013 National SPE Conference, Chicago, IL
I’m not From Here, Invited Speaker, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Selected Public Collectors

Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
The Postcard Collective, Tucson, AR
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN
Lansing School of Nursing, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

Memberships

Society for Photographic Education (2009-Present)
College Arts Association (2014-Present)
Photographic Artists Coalition (2012-2015)