Rachael Lynn Reynolds advocates for equitable representation in her work as an art history scholar, curator, educator, and practicing artist.
Rachael's ongoing research strives to contribute to narrowing the inequitable gap in the current scholarship of female artists. She suggests that the current gap in research and publication of past artists yields a culture of assumed exclusion of women in contemporary spaces. Her curatorial pursuits attempt to intervene upon the discouraging statistics of gallery and museum space representation.
Rachael specializes in the history of photography and other works on paper. Her research concerns the role of gender, nature, and mysticism in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century photography. Rachael is currently a PhD student in Art History at Tyler School of Art & Architecture in Philadelphia. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from the University of Akron, where her thesis focused on the representation of women artists in gallery and museum spaces, and a BA in Art from Hillsdale College with concentrations in art history and photography. Rachael is an active independent curator with experience in gallery management and arts consulting, as well as a practicing photographer. Prior to relocating to Philadelphia, Rachael interned in the photography curatorial department at the Cleveland Museum of Art after beginning her career as a high school educator.