About the Artist
Rachel Means is passionate about creating art as well as engaging artists and students. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2018. She has exhibited work in numerous places including Washington, DC; Davidson, NC; Tampa, FL; Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; and New York City, NY. In 2019, she was invited to be a Visiting Artist at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX and, in the beginning of 2020, she participated in the Carrizozo Artist in Residence program in Carrizozo, New Mexico. Later that year, she released a virtual art exhibition experience - Stillness, What Lies Beneath. Recently, she shared her artistic journey and held a virtual mixed media workshop as Foxcroft School’s 2021 Helen Cudahy Niblack ’42 Arts Lecture Series Artist. Rachel lives and works in the Austin, TX area.
Rachel Means is a mixed media visual artist. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation, she explores nuance and subtle gestures while leaving behind traces of her touch. Her process involves tactility, abstraction, and material experimentation. By remaining attentive to her process, she captures intersections between the relational and the internal. She continues to reflect on the body as a vessel and delve deeper into her influences from scripture and nature.