RACHEL POE                                                                       

Rachel Poe maintains a multidisciplinary studio practice in Chicago, which revolves around exploring cinematic scenes, theatricality, fiction and platforms for alternative narratives. She currently works as a freelance graphic designer and arts administrative assistant. In 2016 she joined the board of directors of GRIT collaborative, a platform for interdisciplinary and collaborative conversation in the arts. Through collaboratively-curated events GRIT Collaborative's programming strives to increase the visibility of underrepresented and marginalized artists, a necessity to advocate for systemic change and promote social justice in the arts, and beyond. Teaching experiences include basic drawing and elements of art at the University of Iowa. She received her MFA in Painting from The University of Iowa and her BFA from The Ohio State University.




2017  M.F.A. Painting and Drawing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016  M.A. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2013  B.F.A., Cum Laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2009  A.A. Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH


2017  Architectural Insomnia, Levitt Gallery, Iowa City

2016  PRE-TENSE, Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2015  The Stranger, Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2015  Miniature, Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA


2017  7.7.7., Theodore Art, New York City , NY

2017  Symptomatic Process, The Deadwood, Iowa City, IA

2017  16x16x16, Traveling Exhibition, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha NE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, University of Colorado- Denver, Denver, CO, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016  Awkward Portal, PS1, Iowa City, IA

2016  Masters of Art Graduate Show, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2013  Department of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Projects Exhibition, OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

2013  Crumbs of Light, The Oak Room, Columbus, OH

2013  Surthrive in the Heartland, OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH (Catalogue)

2013  Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH

2007  Senior Show, Gadfly, Columbus, OH


2014 – 2017  Graduate Teaching Assistantship, The University of Iowa

2014  SIF Fellowship, The University of Iowa  

2013  Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Department of Art Faculty Staff Scholarship

2013   Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Jurors’ Award

2012  Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grant

2012  AIDA Cannarsa Snow Grant


2014 – 2017  Teaching Assistant - Instructor of Record, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Basic Drawing : Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Elements of Art : Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014


2017 – ongoing  Gallery and Studio Administrative Assistant, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 – ongoing  Board Member, Grit Collaborative, Iowa City, IA

2016 – 2017  OneGuyDeBord, Collaborative Collective: One Guy Debord and the Potted Plants. Critique of Society of the Spectacle, 1967- now

2009 – 2012  Gallery Management Intern, Glass Axis, Columbus, OH  


2016  The American Feminist Art Movement” Gallery Talk with Kathleen Edwards, Anita Jung, Rachel Williams and six special guests, Black Box Theater, Iowa City, IA 


The University of Iowa Print Group Archive


TOPP - University of Texas at Arlington and University of Iowa


2017  Parker, Wendy, The Daily Palette, "Emerging Artists", University of Iowa Museum of Art, April