C.V.

Rachel Boillot


Education

2014 Duke University Durham, NC

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts, May 2014

2010 Tufts University Medford, MA

Bachelor of Arts, May 2010

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) Boston, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2010


Exhibitions

2016

Southern Accent Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

Post Script Half King Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)

Where We Live: Photographs of North Carolina Rubenstein Library, Durham, NC

Silent Ballad Lincoln Memorial University Art Center, Cumberland Gap, TN (solo exhibition)

Post Script Amery A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY Westbury, Westbury, NY (solo exhibition)

Pictures of Us: the Do Good Fund Collection Lyndon House Foundation for the Arts, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2015

ReGeneration 3 Museo de Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

Silent Ballad Framer’s Corner Gallery, Carrboro, NC (solo exhibition)

Southern Exposure Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

Unbound 4 Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA

The Do Good Fund Collection Greensboro Gallery, Greensboro, AL

ReGeneration 3 Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

SPE Juried Caucus Exhibition University of Central Florida Art Gallery, Orlando, FL

SPE Juried Caucus Exhibition Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

Behind the Lens: Women Photographers on Appalachia and the South

Tipton St Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2014

Picture Books Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC

Ain’t Bad at Art Now Morris Museum, Augusta, GA

InFocus Juried Exhibition of Self-Published PhotoBooks Phoenix Art Museum,

Phoenix, AZ

Southeast Arts Summit Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Post Script Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC (solo exhibition)

Variable Imprints Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC

2013

Through Our Eyes Doric Hall, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

Through our Eyes Lydon Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

2012

A New View Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC

Through Our Eyes Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

2011

Opening Doors Boston College Gallery, Logan Airport, Boston, MA

Chain Letter Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2010

The Promise of Real Estate Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Aperture into the Ordinary Museum of Fine Arts Courtyard Gallery, Boston, MA

Picture Perfect: SMFA Photo Annual School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Senior Projects School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Opening Doors The Mayor’s Gallery, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

2009

SMFA Annual Photography Show School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2006

Argentina: From the Ruins of a Dirty War Slater Concourse Gallery, Medford, MA


Publications­ and Selected Bibliography

2016

Ryder, Katie. “The Elderly Bearers of a Folk-Music Tradition in Rural Tennessee.” The New Yorker magazine’s Photo Booth blog. May 22, 2016.

Stroud, Emily. “Photography book by LMU Art Professor tells an important story.” WBIR Knoxville NBC News. May 16, 2016.

Stasio, Frank. “Where We Live: Photography Between Decades.” The State of Things, WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. April 28, 2016.

Rosenberg, David. “The Disappearing Post Offices of the Rural South.” Slate Magazine’s Behold blog, April 3, 2016.

2015

Simmons, Morgan. “Cumberland Trail’s Sandrock Recordings anlike any in world.” Knoxville News Sentinel, December 20, 2015, Page 1A.

Parry, Hannah. “Photographer Rachel Boillot documents disappearance of the USPS.” Daily Mail UK, September 27, 2015.

Silent Ballad Limited Edition Hardcover Publication, Edition of 50

Regeneration 3 Skira Rizzoli Publishing, Milan, Italy

Memory Papersafe Issue No. 4, CatLabs, Boston, MA (cover image)

Behind the Lens: Women Photographers on Appalachia and the South

ETSU exhibit catalogue (cover image)

2014

Simmons, Morgan. “Music of the Cumberlands: Photographer, 27, Captures Old Timers.”

The Knoxville News Sentinel, July 7, 2014, Page 1A

Stasio, Frank. “Photographer Documents Post Offices Closings Across Rural South.” The State of Things, WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. May 13, 2014

Post Script Limited Edition Hardcover Publication, Edition of 100

2013

Through Our Eyes Exhibit Catalogue, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

2011

Opening Doors Exhibit catalogue, Logan Airport, Boston, MA
2010

The Promise of Real Estate Exhibit catalogue, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn

2007

Argentina: From the Ruins of a Dirty War de.Mo Publications


Selected Permanent Collections: Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University (Durham, NC), Rubenstein Library at Duke University, Sloane Art Library at UNC Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC), Cassilhaus Gallery (Chapel Hill, NC), The Do Good Fund (Columbus, GA), Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ), Indie PhotoBook Library (Washington, DC), Booklet Library (Tokyo, Japan), Salford Library (Manchester, UK), Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX) Archives of Appalachia (Johnson City, TN).


Teaching Experience

2016 Adjunct Professor of Art, Lincoln Memorial University

2015 Visiting Lecturer in Photography, Duke University

2014 Private Instructor in Adobe Photoshop and Digital Printing

2013 Teaching Assistant, Documentary Traditions, Duke University (Katherine Hyde)

Writing Tutor for John Hope Franklin Young Scholars, Duke University

Teaching Assistant, The Photographic Portfolio, Duke University (William Noland)

2011-2012 Photography Teacher at My Life, My Choice, Justice Research Institute, Boston, MA

2010 Art Education Assistant, The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA

2009-2010 Teaching Assistant, Color Photography, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Christine Rogers)

2008-2010 Teaching Assistant, The History of Photography, Tufts University (Jim Dow)

2007-2010 Teaching Assistant, Advanced Photography, Tufts University (Roswell Angier)

2007 Program Coordinator, The Welcome Project, Somerville, MA

2006 Teaching Assistant, Foundation Photography, Tufts University (Roswell Angier)

Teaching Assistant, Visual Sociology, Tufts University (James Ennis)


Relevant Professional Experience

2016

Project Director of the Cumberland Gap Folklife Project, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts

Assistant Producer at Sandrock Recordings, a project of the Friends of the Cumberland Trail State Park

2015

Assistant Producer at Sandrock Recordings, a project of the Friends of the Cumberland Trail State Park

Multimedia Documentarian for the Friends of the Cumberland Trail State Park

Co-curated of Tracing the American South exhibition with Tom Rankin, co-edited companion publication

Recipient of Annenberg Foundation Grant to make photographs for Where We Live exhibit

Internship at Cassilhaus Gallery and Artist Residency program

Printing Technician for Color Photography class at Duke University (Alex Harris)

2010-2012 Communications Assistant, The Boston Housing Authority, Boston, MA

2007-2010 Darkroom & Digital Lab Monitor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007-2008 Program Leader, EXPOSURE: Photojournalism, Documentary Studies, and Human Rights The Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University

2006 Studio Intern, James Nachtwey Studio, New York, NY

Project Documentarian, Fundacion Cosecha Sostenible (FUCOHSO), Yoro, Honduras


Skills: Black & white film processing and darkroom printing, Color darkroom printing,

Digital Photography & videography, Analog photography in all formats, Book-binding,

16mm filmmaking, Optical printing, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite.