RACHEL SNACK
b. New Jersey, 1990


EDUCATION
2017
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA. Master of Science in Textile Design.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. Summer Workshop: Radical Bookmaking.
2013
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fiber & Material Studies. 
2012
The Burren College of Art, Ballyvuaghan, Ireland. Advanced Summer Studio Residency.


 
WORK EXPERIENCE
2017 - Present
Creative Director, Harrisville Designs. Harrisville, NH

2014 - Present
Founder, Weaver House Co., weaverhouseco.com

2015 - 2017
Archivist, The Historic Textile and Costume Collection at The Design Center, Philadelphia University. Philadelphia, PA

2014 (January - July)
Resident Designer, Awamaki. Ollantaytambo, Peru

2013 - 2014
Assistant Conservator, The Textile Conservation Workshop. Salem, NY

2012- 2013
Gallery Coordinator, Siragusa Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL

2012 - 2013
Studio Assistant, Artist Frank Connet. Chicago, IL

2012 - 2013
Studio Manager, Textile Restoration. Inc. Chicago, IL

2012 (January – May)     
Textile Assistant, Knoll Textiles. Chicago, IL




SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018 HOME/LANDS, The Object Press, Chicago, IL and The Venice Biennale
2017 Textile Language, The Design Center at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Banner-scape: No. 5-8: Acadia, Cadillac, Oberg & Aran, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
	 Of the Land, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
	 White, The Brown Victorian Gallery, Baltimore, MD
	 1001, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL
	 Undergraduate Spring BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
	 Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
2012 Collecting Horizons, The Arts House, Galway, Ireland
	 Composing the Cloth: A weaving workshop, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 At Rest, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL
	 Wunderkammern: a collection of curiosities, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 OuRArt, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
	 Artbash, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL



AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
2018 Episode 5: Weaving Community with Rachel Snack, Weave: A Podcast by Gist Yarn & Fiber 
	 Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom by Katie Treggiden, Ludion
2017 Place: Sacred Space, Weaver House Co. 
         PC Picks: Rachel Snack, Philly Current Magazine 
         Interview with Weaver Rachel Snack of Weaver House Co., Cambria Creative 
     	 Rachel Snack: Study No. 9, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot
2015 Weaver House Co., Local Wolves Magazine 
	 Textile Collection Resources for Designers, AATCC Newsletter, Association of Textile, Apparel, and Materials Professionals 
	 The Design Center at Philadelphia University, The Textile Society of America Newsletter 
	 Weaver House Co., Woven Magazine
 	 Weaving No. 5 - Rachel Snack, Video, Oak Leaf Media Productions
	 Student Spotlight: Rachel Snack, Weaver House Co., Textile Design at Philadelphia University
     	 Graduate Assistantship, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Graduating Student Leadership Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
	 Excellence in Leadership Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009 Merit Scholarship recipient, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL