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Rachel Reid is an artist with a background in human rights and journalism. She is a member of Studio Voltaire in South London, a member of the South London Women Artists.
Rachel is passionate about the potential for social change through art and creative practice. She is currently working on a series of work celebrating the resilience of people who live on the streets (see “Street Heritage” and “25 towards Ilford”). She has also worked on environmental issues, including plastic pollution (see “Resonance” exhibition). Her work "After", inspired by her experience as a human rights investigator, was featured in a book on Social Art after being selected through the Social Art Awards in 2017.
Rachel has been Artist in Residence at Takt in Berlin in 2017, with “After” exhibited at the Tapir Gallery. She's also been an artist in residence at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 2016 and 2017, and will be artist in residence at Antony Gormley’s High House Estate in September 2019. She took up sculpting in 2014, while living in New York, where she studied at the Art Students League of New York.