Rachel Beth Egenhoefer
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer is the
Program Director of the Design Program at USF. Rachel Beth is an artist,
designer, writer, and professor, whose work sits between technology, craft, and
design. Her earlier works focused on intersections between
textiles and technology, and interactions between body and machine.Her
more recent works have focused on sustainability and systems thinking as
related to interaction and design.
received her BFA from the Fiber department with a concentration in Digital
Video from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was an MFA fellow at the
University of California, San Diego where she also was a graduate researcher at
UCSD's Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA).
Egenhoefer's artistic work has been
exhibited both locally and internationally in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New
York, London, Beijing, Madrid, and more. Her work has been included in major
exhibitions such as the Options
2002 Biennial in Washington
DC, the 2003 Boston Cyber Arts
Festival, SEA 2004 in Tallinn Estonia, La Noche en Blanco in Madrid, and at The Corcoran Gallery
of Art in Washington DC, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) London, The
Banff Centre for the Arts, Lighthouse Brighton in the UK, and many others.
As a designer Egenhoefer's work can be
seen on Regina Spektor's Begin
To Hope Album (Warner
Brothers, 2006), as well as in both local and international publications such
as Art Forum, The San Francisco Chronicle,
and others. Rachel Beth worked for two consecutive seasons as the Web and
Program Design Manager at Yerba Buena Arts & Events/ Yerba Buena Gardens
Festival in San Francisco.
Rachel Beth formerly worked on the
editorial staff of Artbyte
Magazine in New York City,
and continues freelance writing on art, modern society and digital culture.
Egenhoefer regularly publishes and presents papers and panels at conferences
both locally and internationally.
Faculty Advisor, Graphics Center
Faculty Advisor, AIGA @ USF