Rachel Rushing was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech University where she received a BFA in Photography, before moving to Dallas, TX. Rushing has worked as a bookbinder in a book repair and restoration studio, an art teacher and Program Coordinator for the Grace Project (a volunteer art program for an under-resourced elementary school), and at Oil and Cotton: Creative Exchange, a Dallas community gallery and art school.
Rushing’s work centers on ideas of human interconnectivity, personal identity, materiality and craft, and interaction between the artist, the work, and the viewer. She is currently working in historical photographic printing processes, methods of bookmaking, and non-traditional photographic presentations. Most recently, her work has been exhibited in group shows; Both Sides of the Lens: Self Portraiture and Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media. In 2011 she began seeking herMFA in Photography at the University of North Texas.