RACHAEL BANKS
Assistant Professor of Photography
Northern Kentucky University
banksr2@nku.edu
 

EDUCATION
MFA, Photography, Texas Woman's University (2015)
BA, Photography + Painting, Bellarmine university (2012)
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
(forthcoming) like a bad penny, carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN, 2019.
between home and here, northern Kentucky university, highland heights, KY, 2017.
between home and here, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, 2016.
between Home and Here, 107 Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2015.
 

ZINES
Blue Baby Blues, Rachael banks, tiny hands press, 2017.
Come Thru, It’s Lit, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, slug and gutter, 2017.
Sad Things, Rachael Banks, tiny hands press, 2016.
Between Home and Here + Midwest Dirt: Hand Drawn, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, slug and gutter, 2016.
All Night Long: Volume 18, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, Same Coin Press, 2016.
All I Ever Wanted, Rachael Banks, Same Coin Press, 2016.
All Night Long: Volume 10, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, Same Coin Press, 2015.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

2017
Vice, Powerful Portraits Capture When Home No Longer Feels Like Home (online).
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2017 – University of Texas at San Antonio Main Art Gallery, (online).
Insider Louisville, Louisville photographer Rachael Banks featured on Huffington Post (online).
Huffington Post, Introducing Some Days Just Are: A New Collaborative Photo Series (online).
Photo-Emphasis, Rachael Banks (online).
Crusade for Your Audience, Jennifer Yoffy, Yoffy Press (eBook + book).
Don’t Smile Photo, Rachael Banks (online).
The Northerner, Rachael Banks: Exploring the In-Between (online + print).
Strant Magazine, Pictures Without Words, Vol. 001, (online).
River City News, On Exhibit: New NKU Faculty Member's Photos, (online).

2016   
Southern Glossary, Issue #3, (online + print).
Edge of Humanity Magazine, Growing Up Too Fast – A Photographer’s Story, (online).
Streit House Space, Half Year, Vol. 3, (online + print).
FotoRoom, Rachael Banks Photographs Her Family and Friends She Can’t Seem to Let Go, (online).
Strant Magazine, Sad Things by Rachael Banks, (online).
Crusade for Art, Focal Point 1.16 + Zines: A Culture of Affordable Sharing and Collecting, (online).
Southern Glossary, Rachael Banks: Kentucky, Pain of Separation, Family Muse, (online).

2015   
Strange Fire, Q&A: Rachael Banks, (online).
One Twelve Publishing, Diffusion Annual, (online + print).
Steadfast Arte, Featured Artist: Rachael Banks, (online).
TRIP Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, (online).
Fraction Magazine Japan, seasons change and so do you + I’m not from Here: Rachael Banks, (online).
Dodho Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, (online).
Fraction Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, (online).
Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, Glenn Rand, et al. Focal Press (book).

 


SELECTED GROUP + INVITATIONAL + JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018
(forthcoming) Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail, New Albany, IN (Group Invitational).
Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

2017   
Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
Worlds Apart/Together, University of Texas – San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, (Group Invitational).

2016   
Paradise: No Time Zone, CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas, TX, (Group Invitational).
Paradise Versus Utopia: Disputed Ideals, Ro2 Fine Art, Dallas, TX, (Group Invitational).
Making Muses, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, (Group Invitational).
One, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, (Group Invitational).

2015   
Human Nature, West Street Art Center and Hanover College, Madison, IN (Group Invitational).
Sensuous Worlds, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX, (Group Invitational).
Between Home and Here, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, (MFA Thesis Exhibition).
Looking Glass: Exploring Self-Portraiture, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN (Group Invitational).
On Fruited Plains, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, (Juried Exhibition).
SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA, (Juried Exhibition).

 

SELECTED VISITING LECTURES + PRESENTATIONS + SERVICE

(forthcoming) Graduate Zine Workshop, Indiana University, Invited Presenter, 2018.
Cheating Death, Creative Mornings: Louisville, Speed Art Museum, Invited Speaker, 2017.
KY Fried Zine Fest, Lexington, KY, Vendor, 2016.
Flash Powder Retreats, Invited Artist, Highlands, NC, 2016.
Philadelphia Art Book Fair, Vendor, Philadelphia, PA, 2016.
Between Home and Here, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Invited Speaker, 2015.
On Fruited Plains, SPE Midwest Regional Conference, Louisville, KY, Panelist, 2015.
SPE South Central Regional Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, Portfolio Reviewer, 2015.
Making Photographs that Don’t Suck, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX, Invited Speaker, 2015.
ISAS Arts Festival, Fort Worth County Day, Fort Worth, TX, Invited Portfolio Reviewer, 2015.
Denton County 4-H Club Photography Contest, Denton, TX, Invited Juror, 2015.

           

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

International Center for Photography Library, New York, NY.
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.
Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, OR.
The City Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX.
Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Digital Library.
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