Rachel Beth Egenhoefer
University of San Francisco, Department of Art + Architecture
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer considers her Commodore 64 Computer and Fisher Price Loom to be defining objects of her childhood. She is an artist, designer, writer, and professor. Her work explores the intersections between textiles, technology and the body, on historical, constructional and conceptual levels. Her work often incorporates tactile elements such as candy, knitting and machines to represent intangible computer codes and conceptual spaces. Her most recent work has focused on the her perceived return of the Arts & Crafts Movement in light of Sustainability, and how design can be used to change social systems for the better.
achel Beth received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her art and design work has been exhibited and published around the world. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Design in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco.