Rachele Riley

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Rachele Riley is an artist, designer, researcher and educator, and is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Her multimedia work investigates the representation of conflict and its reconciliation within culture, and has received support through grants from the DigitalGlobe Foundation, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the University of North Carolina Charlotte, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Open Match Fund from USA Projects/Hatchfund. Rachele’s print, drawing, video, and Web-based works have been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and published in Leonardo, Journal of Arts, Sciences, and Technology (2014), Print Magazine, Regional Design Annual (2008) and Motion Design (Matt Woolman, Rotovision, 2004). In April 2014, ‘The Evolution of Silence’ was selected as an Official Honoree in the 18th Annual Webby Awards in the NetArt category. Rachele has been Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and (as part of a DesignInquiry project in Fall 2014) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. Abroad, her work has been presented at the ‘Praxis and Poetics’ exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK (September, 2013), at the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference Art Gallery exhibition, ‘Acting in Translation’ in Vancouver, Canada (August 2014), and at the NORDES: Design Ecologies Exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden (June, 2015). She served on the Board of Directors for DesignInquiry from 2013–2015—a non-profit educational organization devoted to researching design issues in team-based gatherings. Rachele holds a MFA in Design/Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), a Vordiplom in Kommunikationsdesign from the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Germany), and a BS in Studio Art from New York University (New York, NY).

Papers submitted to the Studies in Material Thinking Journal