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Community Quilting Project / Rachel Farmer

About the Artist

Rachel Farmer has roots in the mountain west, going back to the mid 1800’s. Currently based in New York City and originally from Provo, Utah, for the past nine years Farmer has been working on a series that draws inspiration from a variety of sources: her Mormon pioneer ancestry, childhood play with ceramic figurines, her grandmother’s quilts, historical dioramas, and mythologies of the American West. Her work dissects and re-imagines the stories that populated her childhood – various skewed histories that got passed down through family, church, and popular culture.

Rachel Farmer works in a variety of media, including ceramic sculpture, installation, photography and video. She received a BFA in ceramics from Brigham Young University and an MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally, and is included in the Brooklyn Museum’s Feminist Art Base, a digital archive. She was awarded a 2013-14 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, and was a resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design through their Artist Studios Program (2016). In addition, Rachel has worked in the field of art education for over 20 years, and is currently an educator at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

*We are seeking fabric scrap donations for this project, if you have any small scraps of fabric or an old piece of clothing that you would like to make part of this project, bring them by Granary anytime on or before 9/27/18*