Rachael Woodson is an American visual artist based in Paris. Her work considers the photographic medium in a larger, interdisciplinary context and engages methods that favor actions and forms which reuse and reactivate photographs, that focus on process as opposed to finality and that allow for a fluidity between different artistic gestures. These activations are carried out in order to provide spaces of reflection and conversation on the complexity of experience today by addressing photography and its implications, the muse, home and distance.
Her work has been exhibited in museums and art spaces in France, the United States and Japan, including Le Centquatre, Paris, ALMA espace d’art, Paris, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Japan, Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen, La Nuit Blanche Off, Paris, Galerie Magasin de Jouets, Arles, Galerie Samantha Sellem, Paris and Visual Arts Gallery, New York.
Université Paris 8, Master Photography and Contemporary Art (2016), École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, International research and creation residency (2014), School of Visual Arts, New York, BFA Photography (2006), École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, exchange program (2005)
Paris College of Art, La Fabrique du Regarde (Le BAL), Centre Michel Serres (heSam Université), MJM Graphic Design, Harlem School of the Arts, Chelton Loft, School of Visual Arts.