RACHEL DOMINGUEZ-BENNER

rachel.db@gmail.com

www.racheldb.com

b. 1982, Lansing, Michigan

Lives and works in Dayton, Ohio, USA


EDUCATION

2004 BFA magna cum laude, Graphic Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS

2019 Robyn and John Horn Scholarship, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2018 Studio Assistant Work-Study Scholarship, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC 

2018 ArtSource Fellow, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2017 Work-study Scholarship, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2006 Emerging Artist, East Lansing Arts Festival, East Lansing, MI

2004 Guy Palazzola Memorial Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2000 Scholar Recognition Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1999 Honorable Mention, Juried Student Show, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI


EXHIBITIONS

2018 Studio Assistants Show, “10/10” Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2018 Open Members Show, “The Light Within” Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2018 Featured Artist, “Six-works” Martin’s Slabworks, Dayton, OH

2006 Emerging Artist Exhibitor, East Lansing Arts Festival, East Lansing, MI 

2004 Two-Person Exhibition, BFA Thesis “Solder” 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI (with metalsmith, Meghan Roach)

2003 Group Exhibition, Sound+, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


PRESENTATIONS, PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS

2018 Shibori Fabric Dyeing, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering OH Dec 9

2018 Fabric Printing Techniques for Rosewood, Art on the Commons, Kettering, OH, Aug 12

2018 “Process of Fabric Printing,”  PechaKucha Dayton Vol. 34, Dayton, OH, Jan 18

2018 Fabric Printing Workshop, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering, OH, Jan 31

2017 “Art Career Day: Textile Designer,” Northmont Middle School, Englewood, OH, Dec 15

2016 “Art Career Day: Product Designer,” Northmont Middle School, Englewood, OH, Nov 8

2014 “Why are you moving there?,” Wild Money Monologues, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR, Jun 6-7

2013 “Collaborjamma: Daphne + Zucca,” Crafty Wonderland, Portland, OR, Dec 14-15 

2012 “Collaborjamma: Daphne + Zucca,” Crafty Wonderland, Portland, OR, Dec 8-9

2006 Introduction to Graphic Design, Exploration Summer Programs, New Haven, CT, Jun-Aug

2006 Fashion Redesign, Exploration Summer Programs, New Haven, CT, Jun-Aug

2005 Introduction to Graphic Design, Exploration Summer Programs, New Haven, CT, Jun-Aug

2004 “Ungrounded,”  Personal Narrative Performance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Nov 16


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Dayton Sewing Collaborative, Chairperson (2017-present)

Midwest Craft Con, Grants and Partnerships Partner (2019)

Gem City Market Cooperative, Resident Artist (2018)