Rachel Harper

Harper is an artist and educator in Chicago. She teaches in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum Studies, and is Lecturer in Arts Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rachelteaches in the galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she also serves as Curriculum Specialist for the Teacher Institute. Rachel reviews curriculum for the Chicago Public Schools, and consults on program design for the Arts Incubator at the University of Chicago, and the DePaul University Visual Arts Education Program. She is chair of the Chicago Curriculum Studies Student Symposium at UIC, and has also taught at the Block Museum at Northwestern University, and the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago.

Rachel‘s audio work and music have been performed in Chicago and New York, she exhibits visual art in national group shows, and presents research at national conferences. She is recipient of the 2015 3Art Teaching Artist Fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation, the 2012 Ann Lynn Lopez Schubert Memorial Fellowship in Curriculum Studies (UIC), the 2011 Master of Arts Fellowship in Art Education (SAIC), the 2006 Friends Fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation, and First Place winner of the 1999 James L. McCrimmon Award in Writing. Rachel is recipient of grants from the Leopold Schepp Foundation, UIC, SAIC, the Mary Averill Fisk Foundation, and the School of the Arts Foundation.