Rachel Harper is a Chicago-based artist who was a residential artist at the Art Institute of Chicago, a Learning Fellow at Chicago Art Department, and grant recipient from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Rachel is the current Stockyard Institute Artist in Residence. Her research studio is a converted classroom in a Chicago public school where she works alongside 600 child colleagues.
She also is the founder of Seen + Heard, an artist project advocating for children’s cultural works, leads the Teacher Institute at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and teaches Education courses at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is doctoral candidate and a Schubert Fellow. Her BFA and MA are from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where her thesis was awarded the Fellowship in Art Education. For more information about Rachel's projects and recent scholarly publications go to rachelharper.com.