Rachel Stein is an artist and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelors in Art & Design and Art Education from Towson University. Inspired to continue in the momentum of creative growth, she is currently working towards her MFA in Studio Art at Maryland Institute College of Art.

The core of her art practice deals with her relationship to the natural environment. She presents modern environmental concerns through a juxtaposition of the body, the landscape, and plastic objects. By redefining plastic material, she invites viewers to question its new function- and by extension their own consumer reality. The transitory and mundane nature of the material creates an anti-monumental quality, giving less empowerment to the material and more power to the forces of nature that move it. 


Contact her at rachelbrookestein@gmail.com

See her most recent explorations on instagram 

Teaching

Glenelg High School 
Howard County Public School System
2017 - present
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Mount Hebron High School
Howard County Public School System
2017 - 2018

Springwell Senior Living Center
Baltimore, MD
2016 - 2017

The Painting Workshop
Baltimore, MD
2011 - 2017


Education

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD
Studio Art MFA candidate
2021-Present

Towson University
Towson,MD
Art and Design, Art Education BA
2012-2017

Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Towson, MD
Art Prime
2008-2012

Exhibitions/Awards


2022

MFA 2nd/3rd Year Show, Maryland Institute College of Art

Between Body and Earth, 1st Year Juried Show, Maryland Institute College of Art

2021
The 2020 Favorite Photograph Exhibition, Lenscratch, Online Exhibition 

Leslie King Hammond Fellowship Award, Maryland Institute College of Art

2020
Little Wins: Summer 2020, The Curated Fridge, Online Exhibition

2019
Secondary Novice Art Educator Award, Howard County, Maryland Art Education Association

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

2018
Art Education Professional Learning Exhibit, MICA Fred Lazuras Center, Baltimore, MD

"Art Teacher as Artist Biennial", HCPSS Board of Education, Columbia MD 

2017
"Peacockery", St. Charles Gallery, Baltimore MD 

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

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