1997  MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1995  BFA, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (Trustees Scholarship + Art Talent Award)



2017  Immediate Present, Riverside Church, New York, NY (curated by Laura Allred Hurtado, upcoming June 28–July 1)

Ancestors Traversing Quilts, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY (solo installation, upcoming early July–early Sept)

Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

2015  NURTUREart Benefit Exhibition, The Boiler, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Torn and Fired: new work in collage and clay, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jason Andrew)

Jay Invitational of Clay, Norte Maar at The Jay House, Jay, NY (curated by Jackie Sabourin with Jason Andrew)

2014  If These Walls…, A.I.R. Gallery on Governors Island, New York, NY

We Know What We Like, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY (Triangle Arts Association Benefit)

Land + Place + Performance, Granary Art Center, Ephraim, UT (curated by Laura Allred Hurtado)

2013  Ancestors, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship)

#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday, Calico, Brooklyn, NY (jurors: Scott Chasse & Hrag Vartanian)

40th Anniversary Lesbian Herstory Archives Art Benefit, Johannes Vogt Gallery (co-sponsored by Alexander Gray Associates), New York, NY

Crest Hardware Art Show, Crest Hardware Store, Brooklyn, NY

Clay Space 1205 Turns 7, Gallery 1205, Brooklyn, NY

2012  Illegitimate & Herstorical, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Emily Roysdon)

Crest Hardware Art Show, Crest Hardware Store, Brooklyn, NY

Postcards to North Brooklyn, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

2008  The Sparky Show, Schroeder Romero/Winkleman Gallery Project Space, New York, NY

2007  A Summer Arts 2007 Retrospective, St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation & the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2004  The More the Merrier, Viridian Artists & Friends, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

1997  Treats, solo window installation, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1995  NO TRESPASSING, site-specific installation, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (solo BFA thesis exhibition)

1994  B-66: Mud-Wrestling, Gallery 303, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Utah ’94, state juried exhibition, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (juror: Ilene Susan Fort) (catalogue)

Drawing ’94, national juried exhibition, Bent F. Larsen Gallery, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Honorable Mention (juror: Sam Gappmayer) (catalogue)



Artist Studios Program, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY (Feb–May, 2016)

Visual Art Grant, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund (2015)

Brush Creek Arts Residency, Saratoga, WY (summer 2014)

A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY (2013–14)

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (permanent collection), New York, NY

Feminist Art Base (online digital archive), Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY



Lacanian Ink, Vol. 46 (Fall 2015), images on pages 118, 160 & 161.

Clarity Haynes, “How We Got Here: Portrait of the Artist as a Queer Feminist,” Hyperallergic, 14 March 2015.

Hrag Vartanian, “Your Concise Guide to the 2014 Greenpoint Open Studios,” Hyperallergic, 3 October 2014.

Sally Deskins, ed., “Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013,” (anthology) 2014.

Sally Deskins, “Rachel Farmer, Artist,” featured interview, Les Femmes Folles, 5 December 2013.

Hrag Vartanian, A Brooklyn Art Critic’s Notebook, photos from Ancestors at A.I.R. Gallery, 3 November, 27 November and 28 November, 2013.

Carolina A. Miranda, “Calendar. 11.01.13.,” C-Monster, national weekly listings, 1 November 2013.

Martin Esteves, “Check Out My Body of Work – ‘Throwback Thursday’ at Calico,” Greenpointers, 4 October 2013.

Kate Wadkins, “Queer Art Grows in Brooklyn,” review of Illegitimate & Herstorical, Hyperallergic, 18 January 2012.

Exponent II, featured artist (cover, photos and interview), Vol. 31 (Spring 2012): pages 18–20.

Steven Harrington and Jaime Rojo, “Art in Odd Places: The Crest Hardware Art Show,” Huffington Post, 4 July 2012.

Grace Moon, “Go Brooklyn Art: Rachel Farmer,” Velvet Park: Dyke Culture in Bloom, 28 August 2012.



2012–present   School Programs Educator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2007–present   School & Teacher Programs Educator, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2013–2014       Part-Time Lecturer, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY

2012–2013       Adjunct Lecturer, The City College of New York, New York, NY

2000–2012       Senior Associate Producer, Wildlight Productions, Inc., New York, NY

2007                 Teaching Artist, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

2005–2007       Artist Educator, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

1999–2007       Teaching Artist, Studio in a School, New York, NY

1997–1999       Art Education Coordinator, Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL