Art + Architecture
Rachel Beth   Egenhoefer

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

Associate Professor

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.

Rachel Beth 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.

Administrative Appointments

Chair, Design
Faculty Advisor, Graphics Center
Faculty Advisor, AIGA @ USF