1997 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 BFA, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Trustees Scholarship & Art Talent Award
AWARDS, RESIDENCIES & COLLECTIONS
Fellowship Artist, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY (2021)
Creative Residency, Space on Ryder Farm, Brewster, NY (2019)
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 (2014)
A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY (2013–14)
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (permanent collection), New York, NY
Feminist Art Base (online digital archive), Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Looking Forward, Looking Back, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT (catalog)
2017 Ancestors Traversing Quilts, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY
2013 Ancestors, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
Ceramics Now: Kelly Chang, Rachel Farmer, Meiasha Gray and Heidi Lau, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience, site-specific virtual art exhibition thru the Popwalk App, Sanpete Valley, UT (curated by David Lindsay)
Material Issues: Strategies in Twenty-First Century Craft, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
Beyond the Bed Covers, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Laura Petrovich-Cheney)
Onward, video screened as a prelude to Julia Gleich’s ballet, Martha (The Searchers), Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, NY (produced by Norte Maar)
Onward, video screened in conjunction with Henning Haupt’s Journey of Magenta, The Projects, Contemporary Art Space, FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, NY
Immediate Present, Riverside Church, New York, NY (curated by Laura Allred Hurtado) (catalog)
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)
NURTUREart Benefit Exhibition, The Boiler, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
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)
Lesbian Herstory Archives 40th Anniversary Art Benefit, Johannes Vogt Gallery (co-sponsored by Alexander Gray Associates), New York, NY
#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday, Calico, Brooklyn, NY (jurors: Scott Chasse & Hrag Vartanian)
Clay Space 1205 Turns 7, Gallery 1205, Brooklyn, NY
Illegitimate & Herstorical, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Emily Roysdon)
Postcards to North Brooklyn, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Gonzalo Casals, Noam Parness, ed., Queer Holdings: A Survey of the Leslie-Lohman Museum Collection, Hirmer Publishers, 2019.
Communal Societies: Journal of the Communal Studies Association, Vol. 37 , No. 1 (Spring 2017), cover art.
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.
Sally Deskins, “Rachel Farmer, Artist,” featured interview, Les Femmes Folles (online journal), 5 December 2013.
Martin Esteves, “Check Out My Body of Work–‘Throwback Thursday’ at Calico” Greenpointers (blog), 4 October 2013.
Kate Wadkins, “Queer Art Grows in Brooklyn” (review of Illegitimate & Herstorical), Hyperallergic, 18 January 2012.
Exponent II, featured artist (cover, interview with images), Vol. 31, No. 4 (Spring 2012): pages 18–20.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Artist Talk, Hudson River Potters (virtual presentation)
Artist Talk, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Community art-making workshop, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT
Artist Talk, Looking Forward, Looking Back opening event, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT
Q&A, Ancestors Traversing Quilts opening event, with Gonzalo Casals, Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY
Presentation, Artist Studio’s Program closing event, The Theater at the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
Workshop, MADmakes!, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
Artist Talk, Ancestors opening event, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Presentation, A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Welcome Party, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY