Artist and Educator
My work examines the process of self definition, looking at the external factors that can
influence us as we try to make sense of who we are. People, places and possessions are used
to present a calculated image of ourselves to the world, and questioning who we are outside of
this is the focal point of my observations.
August 2017: Joint Exhibition 'Co.' with Agniezka Robak, Husk Creative Space, London, UK.
April 2017: Solo Exhibition, 'Rachel Rothwell', Loft A46, Montreux, Switzerland.
November 2016: Group Exhibition, 'Neon X', Inspire Galerie, Dublin, Ireland.
November 2016: Group Exhibition, 'Jingled & Haihatus', Haihatus Art Centre, Finland.
October 2016: Joint Exhibition, 'A Sense of Home', St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland.
June 2016: Group Exhibition, 'e.P.O.C.H. An Effect', Athenry.
April 2016: Solo Exhibition, 'Arise and Go', Inspire Gallery, Dublin.
May 2015: Group Exhibition, 'What Land and Country Is This?' Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.
November 2014: Members' Exhibition, 'Exhibiton 6', Daejeon Arts Collective, Jung-gu Cultural Centre, Daejeon.
May 2014: Members' Exhibition, ‘Made in Korea’, Daejeon Arts Collective, Wooyeon Gallery, Eunhang-dong, Daejeon.
March 2014: Group Exhibition, ‘Line/Direction’, Yogiga Gallery, Hongdae, Seoul.
February 2013: Group Exhibition, ‘Thou Art to Me a Delicious Torment’, The Sweet Shop Gallery, Rosslare, Co. Wexford.
Institut Monte Rosa
Montreux, Switzerland, Jun 2015- Present.
English and Art Teacher
Designing and implementing a comprehensive English and Art curriculum appropriate to the students' levels, assessing their needs in the classroom and creating an environment where they feel comfortable enough to express their views and think creatively. Identifying any points where students may need extra help and ensuring they get the additional support they need.
SDA Samyook Language Institute
Daejeon, Korea, Republic of, Dec 2013 – Dec 2014
In this position I taught English to elementary and middle school students at a private academy. I taught grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and tested students on their speaking skills. The role involved lesson planning and classroom management, but also helped me realise my passion for working with children, and the strong role creativity can play in learning.
By the end of my time at this institute I was in sole charge of the English Art Club, planning the activities for each semester, ensuring that each activity would fulfil the dual goals of a stimulating creative project, and practicing target English words.
Dublin, Ireland, Oct 2012 – Apr 2013 Gallery Intern
Assisting with the day to day running of the gallery, hanging of exhibitions, correspondence, dealing with queries and enquiries, helping with exhibitions, making sales, arranging collection and deliveries, helping with publicity and fundraising events.
Also put in charge of participation in the 'Wool House' Exhibition in Somerset House, London in 2013. Contacted a range of artists associated with the gallery and their sister project in Kerry, Cill Rialaig. Helped select the final 24 artists chosen to paint a picture for the tableau we put in the exhibition, then sent them their canvases and organised their return. Chose their final arrangement, organised for them to be sent to London and hung in the gallery there correctly. I also designed the accompanying poster showing the artists' details and information on Origin and Cill Rialaig.
BA (Hons) Product Design (ceramics)
Limerick, Ireland (Sep 2008 – Nov 2012)
Erasmus Semester (Study Abroad)
Nantes, France (Sep 2010 – Jan 2011)
I completed a semester of my degree at the Beaux-Arts in Nantes, studying Construire (sculpture) and completing my coursework and exams through French.
English (Native), French (C1)
Art Education, Ceramics, Product Design, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Lesson Planning, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Adobe Creative Suite.
'Etymology of a Dream', Sublimation Pressworks, published December 2016.
'Rachel Rothwell' Interview, Taidelaitos Haihatus, published July 21st, 2016.
'Catching up with Rachel Rothwell' Interview, Daejeon Arts Collective, published February 29th, 2016.
'The Meaning of Home Changes When We Move Abroad' Article, The Irish Times, published April 2016, Ireland.
'Interview with Rachel Rothwell', Interview, (B)racket Magazine, September 2014, S. Korea.