California, 2013

California, 2013

Bio

Rachel Loischild is a Boston-based artist and photographer as well as a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Photography. She holds her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute and her BA in studio art from Clark University. Her work has been widely shown nationally at galleries and museums, and internationally at the Jounju Photo Festival in Korea, she was also recognized by the Inge Morath Foundation in IM magazine for her photo essay Estate Sales and in Landscape Stories magazine of Italy for her project Drive-in. Her work is held in numerous collections including the Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Canadian based Magenta Foundation for Photography. Additionally, Loischild is a recent recipient of the City of Boston Arts Opportunity grant. Rachel teaches photography at Clark University and is the Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Pine Manor College.  

 

 

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Education

2007 Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY M.F.A in Photography with distinction

2005 Clark University Worcester, MA BA with Highest Honors in Studio Arts, Magna Cum Laude

2004 University of London, Birkbeck College London, England Semester Abroad - Clark University

2002 College of Wooster Wooster, OH Course work in Photography

Grants and Awards

2016  

  •  City of Boston Arts Opportunity fund Grant

2013

  •  Fellowship in Photography, Massachusetts Cultural Council

    •  For Not As Of Yet- Stories of Aftermath and the Unknown

2012

  • Professional Women Photographers Spring 2012 Honorable Mention juried by Mary Ellen Mark 

2010

  • Finalist Inge Morath Award  Magnum Foundation Photo essay Estate Sales

2007

  • Certificate of Excellence Pratt Institute For outstanding academic achievement

2004

  • Alice Higgins Grant Clark University For research and fulfillment of photographic project

2002-05

  • Alumni & Friends Scholarship Clark University

2001

  • Academic Achievement Award College of Wooster

 

Exhibitions

Solo and Two Person Shows 

2017  Griffin Museum of Photography, Stoneham, MA, Not As of Yet: Stories of the Aftermath and Unknown

2011 Hess Gallery Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA Boundless Day- Lighted Night, selections from Night Wanderings

2011 Jeonju photo festival Jeonju, Korea  Domestic Comfort, works from Back In the Valley

2010  Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA Preoccupied, works from Estate Sales

2007 Stubin West Gallery Brooklyn, NY Tag Sale, MFA Thesis Show

2006 Traina Center for the Arts, ClarkUniversity,  Worcester, MA Transcendence of photography photo/sculpture Installation 2005–2006

2005 Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA Nudes and Widows, BA Thesis Show

2002 Black Sheep, Amherst, MA  Flos Accumsan - Kalotypes - Untitled works in photography

Exhibitions

Group and Juried Exhibitions

2017

  • The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA Juried by Arlette Kayafas

2016

  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Solstice
  • Dorchester Art Project, Dorchester, MA Left Behind, selections of Not As of Yet, Stories of Aftermath and the Unknown
  • The Curated Fridge, Photoville Festival, Brooklyn NY Road Trip
  • Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont, MA Blink A Photography Pop up Exhibition

2015

  •  Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College,  Chestnut Hill, Mass, Inventory of Reverie, Curation

2014

  • Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL  This may have Happened, juried exhibition
  • Art After Clark, Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA    
  • MCC Fellows in Photography, New Art Center, Newton Ma
  • Farewell exhibition 72 Cox Gallery, Beverly, MA

2013

  • Detroit Center for Photography , Family, Juried by Aileen Smithson
  • Mercer Gallery, Rochester, NY A Reasonable Facsimile, traveling exhibition
  • Little Gallery, Rochester, NY A Reasonable Facsimile, traveling exhibition
  • Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA FORM+CONTENT+CONTEXT:2013 FACULTY EXHIBITION

2012

  • Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL 2012 Filter: Unfiltered Exhibition
  • Arts at CIIS Gallery, San Fransisco, CA  Intamacy and Voyerism: the Public Priviate Divide, SPE 2012 Womens CaucusExhibition
  • 72 Cox Galler, Beverly, MA $1000 Reward for the 20 Foot Santa Claus, Juried By Rachelle Beaudoin
  • Digital Silver imaging, Belmont, MA Blink A Photography Pop up Exhibition
  • The Nave Gallery, Cambridge, MA Alter-Ego II A Photographic Exploration Of All Things Not Digital

2011

  • Light Work's Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY  bookMARKs: self-published photo-based printed matter  self published book Polaroid's
  • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA New England Photography Biennial 2011, Juried by George Slade selections from Night Wanderings
  • 2011 Hess Gallery Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA Faculty Group show 
  • Samson Projects Gallery, Boston , MA Chain Letter
  • Flash Forward Festival Boston, Boston, MA Fresh Works exhibit selected works from Estate Sales 
  • Goddard House Gallery, Worcester, MA Roots Selected works from Estate Sales
  • Christensen Gallery Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN  A Reasonable Facsimile

2010

  • PhotoPlace Gallery Middlebury, VT  DIRECT OBJECTS: Still Life as Subject Juried by Wendy Grossman
  • Draewell Gallery Judson University, Chicago, IL A Reasonable Facsimile
  • Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA Alchemy Art + Science

2009

  • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA New England Photography Biennial 2009, Juried by, Phillip Prodger Selected works Estate Sales
  • Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College,  Rochester, NY Herstory Invitational Exhibition Selected works Estate Sales

2008

  • Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ Juried Photography Invitational Exhibition selected works from Estate Sales
  • Gallery 303, NEIA, Brookline, MA Questioning the Establishment Faculty group show

2007

  • Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY Fine Art Group show
  • Cooper Union's Great Hall Gallery, New York, NY  INDWELLING: Living in a Female Body Juried by, Joyce Tenneson in collaboration with Umbrella Arts 
  • Pushkin Gallery Greenfield, MA Untitled, works from Hardware in Brooklyn

2006

  • Stuben South Gallery Brooklyn, NY Symposium Juried Show
  • Stuben West Gallery ,Brooklyn, NY  Through the Window A Photography Group Show

2005

  • Aurora Gallery ,Worcester, MA Arts Worcester Members Show
  • Aurora Gallery , Worcester, MA Annual Juried Exhibition, Juried by Nick Capasso

2004

  • Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University,  Worcester, MA Photography Group Show

 

Publications, Lectures & Collections

2017

  • Yale University, New Haven CT ,Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
    • Myrtle Ave - handmade artist book, Night - miniature photo-book

2015

  • What Will you remember, review of Inventory of Reverie by Elin Spring
  • Art Scope magazine, review of Inventory of Reverie, Five Focal Points to Ponder by Brian Goslow Sept/Oct issue
  • Guest Critic RISD second year photo midterm
  • Landscape Stories Issue 20 Night, Drive-In: AN aMerican Summers Night

2013  

  • FlakPhoto Collection by Andy Adams
  • Peanut Butter Thoughts,  photography magazine
  • MPD, Photography Blog
  • REVOLT Photography Blog
  •  Beyond 9th Avenue, art form the northeast
  •  Dark Silence In Suburbia, Photography Blog
  •  Blog 4 u

2012

  • Lenscratch by Aline Smithson Los Angeles California Features work from Estate Sales and Back in the Valley
  • Paulook, by Paola Bondi, Florence Italy Features work from Estate Sales
  • Socity for Photographic Education website, featured artist, Selections from “Night Wanderings”

2011

  • Featherstone Center For The Arts, Marthathas Vinyard, MA Featured artist lecture and presentation.
  • Magenta Foundation, Collection, Toranto, CA Two Beds from the series Estate Sales
  • Bookshelf, by Shane Lavalette Featured book Myrtle Av Brooklyn
  • IM Magazine, New york, NY Featured article “Estate Sales”
  • Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea Domestic Comfort Exhibition Catalogue, Back In the Valley

2010

  • DIRECT OBJECTS: STILL LIFE AS SUBJECT, VT Exhibition Catalogue
  • Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, IL 'Photo conversation' exhibit coming to Judson University.
  • Bulb, Charlotte, NC Look out nikon, here comes iPhone: an exhibition of cell phone photographs

2009

  • Metro West Daily News, Framingham, MA  Photography Biennial at the Danforth leaves an introspective impression  By Chris Bergeron
  • Clark University, Worcester, MA Senior Thesis Guest Lecturer
  • Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY Panel DiscussionHerstory
  • Herstory Exhibition Catalog, Rochester, NY Estate Sale Project

2007

  • PowerHouse Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
  • Tag sale project – article and selected photographs

2005-2006

  • Improper Bostonian, Boston,MA Promotional photographs used in advertisements
  • Clark University Photography Portfolio, Worcester, MA Teaching Experience 

Teaching Experience

Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill, MA2007-present

2017 - Assistant Professor of Photography in Visual Arts

2012-2017-Professor of Practice in Photography, PT

2007-2012- Adjunct Professor of Photography- Visual Arts Department

  • Teach introduction and advanced photography coursed in digital, traditional black and white darkroom based photography, and alternative process, classes with an emphasis on critique and historical context. 
  • Darkroom/ Digital Lab and photographic facilities coordinator.
  • Operational manager of the darkroom; order and maintain chemistry, coordination of lab technicians, work study students, maintenance of all darkroom and photography equipment, digital print lab, and studio.

Clark University Worcester, MA Instructor of Photography

2015-Present -Professor of Practice in Photography, PT

2009-2015-Faculty of Photography, PT- Studio Arts Program, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

  • Teach introductory classes in both digital and traditional black and white darkroom based photography with an emphasis on critique. Courses in both undergraduate program and COPACE (College of Professional and Continuing Education)

New England Institute of Art Brookline, MA

2007-2009- Adjunct Professor

  • Lecturer of Photography
  • Taught a variety of digitally based photography classes in addition to courses in the history of photography. Faculty liaison to Photo Club.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Photo Media - Freshman Seminar  Survey course covering range of photographic media emphasizing the narrative power of photography as means of creative expression. 
  • Introduction to Photography 35mm SLR, medium format, large format, black and white darkroom printing, critique with emphasis on fine art and history of photography.
  • Introduction to Digital Photography Digital SLR, Photoshop, large format digital inkjet printing on Epson printers, critique with emphasis on fine-art and history of photography.
  • Advanced Digital Photography Digital SLR and scanned film of all formats, large format digital inkjet printing on Epson printers, advanced Photoshop techniques covered, emphasis on cohesive portfolios.
  • Basic Photography  35mm SLR, black and white darkroom printing, in class critique.
  • Special Topics in Photography  Analog based photo projects with emphasis on critique and cohesive body of work/portfolio.
  • Advanced Studio in Photography  Analog based photo work with emphasis on technique both in capture and printing.
  • Alternative Processes in Photography Focus on hand coated historic print processes from digital negatives, paper negatives and traditional negatives, 
  • Editorial Photography  Project based, for publication, digital capture.
  • Location Photography Project based, off campus work, digital capture. 
  • History of Photography  Taught with an emphasis on inspiring the creative process, covering photographic techniques from its inception to contemporary works. 
  • Portraiture Project based, with emphasis on story telling, defining portraiture in the broadest sense.
  • Studio Photography  Technique based studio work, including studio lighting and conceptual development of staged photographic works, all digital capture.
  • Large Format and Studio Lighting Large format view cameras, analog and digital backs, studio lighting techniques covered.
  • Professional Development An introduction to professional practices.
  • Marketing and Self Promotion A continuation of professional practices introducing promotional material.