Rachel Fein-Smolinski is an artist based in Syracuse, NY who works in photography, video, and installation. She was raised in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the San Francisco Art Institute (2014,) and an M.F.A. in Art Photography from Syracuse University (2017,) where she is currently a part-time faculty member. Her work uses sci-fi and adopts the authoritative aesthetics of biology and medicine to deal with neurosis and intellectualism. Fein-Smolinski has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards, residencies, scholarships, and publications, including the John Chervinsky Memorial fellowship (2018,) Oranbeg Press (2017,) the Constance Saltonstall Fellowship in Ithaca, New York (2016,) and the Berlin Fall Semester Residency at Haubrok Foundation (2016.) She has a forthcoming solo show at the Griffin Museum of Photography in September of 2018.