CV
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EDUCATION
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, MFA, Photography
Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, BA, Photography and Painting

EMPLOYMENT
2016 – Present, Assistant Professor of Photography, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    Like a Bad Penny, Carnegie Center for Art and Art History, New Albany, IN (forthcoming)
2019    Between Home and Here, Baker Hunt, Covington, KY (forthcoming)
2017    Between Home and Here, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2016    Between Home and Here, Bellarmine University McGrath Gallery, Louisville, KY
2015    Between Home and Here, 107 Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2013    People and Places that Don’t Exist, 107 Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2013    I’m not from Here, Texas Woman’s University 010 Gallery, Denton, TX

 SELECTED GROUP INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2019    #TooTiredMelbourne, Noir Darkroom, Melbourne, AU
2019    NKU Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2018    Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail, Carnegie Center for Art and Art History, New Albany, IN
2018    NKU Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2017    Worlds Apart/Together, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
2017    NKU Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2016    Paradise: No Time Zone, CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016    Paradise Versus Utopia: Disputed Ideals, Ro2 Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2016    Making Muses, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
2016    One, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2015    Human Nature, West Street Art Center and Hanover College, Madison, IN
2015    Sensuous Worlds, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX
2015    Between Home and Here, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, (MFA Thesis Exhibition)
2015    Looking Glass: Exploring Self-Portraiture, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
2015    Downtown, H. Paxton Moore Gallery, Dallas, TX

SELECTED JURIED  EXHIBITIONS

2019    MWSPE Communities, Collaborations, and Collectives, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2015    On Fruited Plains, University of Louisville Hite Gallery, Louisville, KY
2015    SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA
2014    Open, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2014    Color Space: Contemporary Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
2014    Mirror Mirror, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT  (Honorable Mention)
2014    Visual Narratives, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2014    Society for Photographic Education Southeast Chapter Members Show, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
2014    Figures | Contexts, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019    NPR +WBUR, Here and Now: 'We Love Trump': Enthusiasm For President’s Re-Election Is High At Cincinnati Rally, web
2019    Lenscratch, Rachael Banks: The States Project: Kentucky, web
2019    Nighted Life Zine, Issue 14, web and print
2019    Wobneb Magazine, Featured Photographer: Rachael Banks, web
2019    F-Stop Magazine, Featured Artist + Interview: Rachael Banks, web
2018    Yield Magazine, Issue 7: Nathan Pearce discusses Rachael's affinity for zines and her own involvement in creating them, web
2018    Aint-Bad Magazine, Rachael Banks, web
2018    Saint Lucy Books, 7 Images: Rachael Banks, web
2018    Photograph Magazine, Photograph is 30, web and print
2017    Vice, Powerful Portraits Capture When Home No Longer Feels Like Home, web
2017    Huffington Post, Introducing Some Days Just Are: A New Collaborative Photo Series, web
2017    Photo-Emphasis, Interview + Feature: Rachael Banks, web
2017    Crusade for Your Audience, Jennifer Yoffy, Yoffy Press, ebook and printed book
2017    Don’t Smile Photo, Rachael Banks, web
2017    Strant Magazine, Pictures Without Words, Vol. 001, web
2016    Southern Glossary, Issue #3, web and print
2016    Edge of Humanity Magazine, Growing Up Too Fast – A Photographer’s Story, web
2016    Streit House Space, Half Year, Vol. 3, web and print
2016    FotoRoom, Rachael Banks Photographs Her Family and Friends She Can’t Seem to Let Go, web
2016    Strant Magazine, Sad Things by Rachael Banks, web
2016    One Twelve Publishing, Poignant Pic no.3: Rachael Banks, web
2016    Crusade for Art, Focal Point 1.16 + Zines: A Culture of Affordable Sharing and Collecting, web
2016    Southern Glossary, Rachael Banks: Kentucky, Pain of Separation, Family Muse, web
2015    Strange Fire, Q&A: Rachael Banks, web
2015    One Twelve Publishing, Diffusion Annual, web and print
2015    Steadfast Arte, Featured Artist: Rachael Banks, web
2015    TRIP Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, web
2015    Fraction Magazine Japan, seasons change and so do you + I’m not from Here: Rachael Banks, web
2015    Artebella, Daily Archive: Rachael Banks, web
2015    Dodho Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, web
2015    Float Photo Magazine, Portfolio Feature: Rachael Banks, web
2015    BOAAT Press, BOAAT Press Photography Competition: Rachael Banks, web (finalist)
2015    Fraction Magazine, Between Home and Here: Rachael Banks, web
2015    Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, Glenn Rand, et al. Focal Press, book
2014    Creative Boom, Between Home and Here by Texas Photographer Rachael Banks, web
2014    Artebella, Daily Archive: Rachael Banks, web
2014    Feature Shoot, 33 Photographers Reveal Their Definition of Intimacy, web
2014    Light Leaked, Artist Feature: Rachael Banks, web
2014    Beatlands, Interview: Portrait of a Photographer: Interview with Rachael Banks, web
2014    Superstition Review, Issue 13, web
2014    Prism | Photo Magazine, Issue 16, web
2014    POSI+TIVE Magazine, Two-Sided: Rachael Banks, web

SELECTED PRESS

2018    WXOX 97.1 FM, LVA’s Artebella on the Radio, Live radio interview + web stream
2018    The Northerner, FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility, web
2018    News and Tribune, Carnegie exhibit explores connection between people and their pets, web
2017    Insider Louisville, Louisville photographer Rachael Banks featured on Huffington Post, web
2017    The Northerner, Rachael Banks: Exploring the In-Between, web and print
2017    River City News, On Exhibit: New NKU Faculty Member's Photos, web
2017    San Antonio Current, A Thematic Breakdown of this Year's Fotoseptiembre Photographers and Exhibitions, web
2015    Madison Courier, ‘Human Nature’ on display at Greiner, West Street, web
2015    ARTJOBS, Is it in the nature of humans?, web

PUBLIC LECTURES + WORKSHOPS

2019    Midwest Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, Imagemaker Presentation: Rachael and Michael Banks on Photographing Family, Milwaukee, WI (forthcoming)
2019    Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Teen Artists for Change, Zine Workshop Instructor, Cincinnati, OH
2019    University of Indianapolis, Visiting Artist Lecture and Zine-making Workshop, Indianapolis, IN
2019    Cincinnati Art Museum, Topophilia, Invited Speaker and Panelist, Cincinnati, OH
2019    Northern Kentucky University, Between Home and Here, Invited Speaker, Highland Heights, KY
2018    University of Indiana, Visiting Artist Lecture, Bloomington, IN
2018    Society for Photographic Education Midwest Chapter, Breaking into Academia, University of Kentucky, Invited Panelist, Lexington, KY
2018    Yield Magazine, Snite Museum of Art, Photobook Panel, Invited Speaker, web
2017    Creative Mornings: Louisville Chapter, Cheating Death: Rachael Banks, Speed Art Museum, Invited Speaker, Louisville, KY
 
SELF-PUBLISHED ZINES

2018    I am a Rabid Dog, Rachael Banks, Covington, KY
2017    Blue Baby Blues, Rachael Banks, Covington, KY
2017    Come Thru, It’s Lit, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, Louisville, KY + Fairfield, IL
2016    Sad Things, Rachael Banks, Dallas, TX
2016    All Night Long: Volume 18, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, (Same Coin Press), Fairfield, IL
2016    All I Ever Wanted, Rachael Banks, (Same Coin Press), Fairfield, IL
2015    All Night Long: Volume 10, Rachael Banks and Nathan Pearce, (Same Coin Press), Fairfield, IL           

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
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