Rachel Phillips

Rachel began photography while completing her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College, graduating in 2005. In three solo shows at Catherine Couturier Gallery she has presented a series of projects exploring the photograph as object, often resulting in unique works incorporating a specialized transfer printing technique as well as other processes like encaustic wax and materials ranging from old envelopes to 19th century cabinet cards. A frequent theme in the work is a desire to “reanimate” the vernacular photographs and paper ephemera in her collection by reworking them in a variety of ways to create imagery that is resonant with the past yet has a new vitality and reflection of our own time and perspective. In addition to photography, Rachel works in the San Francisco Bay Area as a tutor for children with learning differences.