Rachel Akers, (born in Boston, MA) received her BFA in Photography and Art History at Massachusetts College of Art and Design with academic honors. Devoted to her creative process having gained experience in many different mediums; painting, illustration, sculpting, book-binding, darkroom processing, digital media, and photography. Recently involved herself with various art restoration projects, including an apprenticeship in Italy restoring a 16th century ceiling fresco, and currently does freelance photography throughout the Eastern United States. Enjoys learning about ancient civilizations, cultural distinctions, and humanity as a whole. These examples reflect in her photo work as a globe trotting enthusiast and multi-faceted explorer.
Rachel's awards include The Boston Preservation Alliance photography exhibit (2011), Morton R. Godine Travel scholarship to Egypt (2010), the Art of Excellence award (1999), and an artist scholarship from Chester College of New England (1999).
Senior Thesis Show, President's Gallery. Boston, MA – 2012
Bark Fur Art, Student Life Gallery. Boston, MA – 2012
Photography Department All School Show, Student Life Gallery. Boston, MA – 2012
Holiday Show, Tower Lobby. Boston, MA –2010
Equinox, Artmosphere Gallery. Boston, MA – 2008
Local Artist's, Artmosphere Gallery. Boston, MA – 2007
Roaming Europe, Vinalia. Boston, MA – 2006
Room Without A View, Gallery 1581. Brookline, MA – 2006
Valentine, Landmark Center. Boston, MA – 2005
New Talent, Chester College. Chester, NH – 2000
Artfacts, Juried exhibition, Saugus Rotary Club. Saugus, MA – 1998
Inner City Youth, Boston City Hall. Boston, MA – 1984