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Rachel Fein-Smolinski (b. 1992 Buffalo, NY) is an artist and educator with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Syracuse University. Fein-Smolinski has been published in Kris Graves Project’s Solace, the design, technology, science, and science fiction website Gizmodo, Photo Emphasis, and Orenbeg Press. Their self-published artist book Psychodiagnostik (2020) is for sale through Visual Studies Workshop Press. They received the Jurors Choice award from SF Camerawork’s survey exhibition FORECAST 2020, a 2020 Artist Residency at LATITUDE in Chicago, IL, the 2019 Visual Studies Workshop residency, Duke University's Archive of Documentary Arts and History of Medicine's Research grant, the 2018 Wynn Newhouse Award for Artists of Excellence with Disabilities, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography’s Fellowship 19 International Award Honorable Mention. Their 2019 video, Referred Pain, was shown in the Video in America exhibition at The Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, SPACES  in Cleveland, OH, and Silver Eye Center for Photography. They have had solo shows at The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, The Griffin Museum of Photography, and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Health Sciences Library. They have previously worked as the Digital Services Coordinator at Light Work, and are currently a Lecturer of Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography in The School of Art + Design at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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