Rachel Stein is an artist and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. She creates video, sound, and interactive sensory environments to activate the mind through curiosity and play.  Her interest in the connection between tactile experiences and inner states of being has inspired her to consider ways of reframing the body in relation to everyday materials, particularly synthetic materials.  With the pervasiveness of synthetics in our lives, she's reconsidering how meaning is embedded into objects and how our bodies can relate them in novel ways. She invites viewers to question their own consumer reality and relationship with pleasure through sensory stimuli.

Rachel Stein is currently working towards her MFA in Studio Art at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a recipient of the Leslie King Hammond Award Fellowship and the MAEA Secondary Educator Award. Her work has recently been exhibited at Riggs Gallery and Sleepwalker Collective in Baltimore, Maryland.

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2023 Feeling Tingly?, Sleepwalker Collective, Baltimore, MD


2023 Annual Artist Exhibition,The Fox Building, Baltimore, MD

2023 Offsite_1, Sleepwalker Collective, Baltimore, MD

2023 Art Teacher as Artist Biennial, Board of Education Gallery, Clarksville, MD

2023 Outside In, Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2023 Green Space, Fischman Gallery, Johnson City, TN.

2022 MFAST 2nd & 3rd Year, Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2022 Between Body and Earth, Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2021 2020 Favorite Photograph Exhibition, Lenscratch, Online Exhibition

2020 Little Wins, The Curated Fridge, Online Exhibition

2019 Alumni Exhibition, Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Towson,MD

2019 Art Teacher as Artist Biennial, Board of Education Gallery, Clarksville, MD

2018 Art Teaching & Professional Learning, Towson University MFA Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2017 Peacockery, St. Charles Gallery, Baltimore MD 

2016 Those Who Can Do…Teach!, Towson Arts Collective, Towson MD 


2021 Leslie King Hammond Fellowship Award, MICA

2019 Secondary Novice Art Educator Award, Maryland Art Education Association


2023 - 2024 MICA, Studio Art MFA Program Session

2018 - 2020  Curricular Presenter, Professional Development for Howard County Public School System

2016 Critique Day, Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Baltimore, MD


2024 MFA Candidate, Studio Art, MICA

2017 BS,Art Education, Art and Design, Towson University


2017- Visual Arts Teacher, Glenelg High School, Howard County Public School System

2017 - 2018 Visual Arts Teacher, Mount Hebron High School, Howard County Public School System

2011 - 2017 Art Instructor, The Painting Workshop, Baltimore MD

2016 - 2017 Art Instructor, Springwell Senior Living Center, Baltimore MD

2014 - 2015 Art Instructor, The New Century School, Baltimore, MD

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