Rachel Farmer

June 22 – August 7, 2020

Rachel Farmer is an artist who uses ceramics and quilts to re-examine histories that get passed down through families, institutions, and pop culture—such as the mythology of the American West, and the artist’s own Mormon pioneer ancestry—with a queer, feminist bent.

Farmer has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Brigham Young University. She has had a number of exhibitions, including at: Granary Arts (Ephraim, UT; 2018), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (New York, NY; 2017), and A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn, NY; 2013). Farmer has been an artist in residence at Brush Creek Arts and the Museum of Arts and Design. She is also an educator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

During her summer fellowship, Farmer will continue a body of work she has been making that features miniature sculptures of pioneer women in action in diorama-like scenes that question the dominant narratives of the American West.

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