Rachele
Riley
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BIO
2013
Rachele Riley is an artist, designer, researcher, and Assistant Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her multivalent 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, and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her print, drawing, video, and Web-based works have been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and published in Print Magazine (Annual, 2008) and Motion Design (Woolman, 2004). She presents her research regularly at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and recently in September she exhibited at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in conjunction with 'Praxis and Poetics' in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Riley has a BS in Studio Art from New York University, a Vordiplom in Communication Design from the Burg Giebichenstein School of Art in Halle, Germany, and a MFA in Design/Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. As of July 2013, she serves on the Board of DesignInquiry (a non-profit educational organization devoted to researching design issues).

PRESENTATIONS
2013
AICAD Symposium at MICA: 'New Paradigms in Teaching and Learning' (Baltimore, MD) Teaching presented: 'The Future of Reading: Design exploration into the nature and demands of screen-based reading.'
Visiting Artist at Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA) Project presented: 'The Evolution of Silence.'
'Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design' at the Baltic (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) Project presented: 'The Evolution of Silence.'
DesignInquiry 'Station' June 23–29, 2013, (Vinalhaven, ME) Workshop and Presentation: 'Stations of Pause' (a working invitation that explored the performative and improvisational nature of collaboration and conversation).
2012
AICAD Symposium on Research: 'Remaking Research: Emerging Research Practices in Art and Design' (Vancouver, Canada) Project presented: 'The Evolution of Silence.'
DesignInquiry/DesignCity: Berlin (Berlin, Germany) Research presented/workshop led: 'Design Interpretations of Conflict' and 'Once a Day Berlin.'
Texas State University San Marcos (San Marcos, TX) Projects and research presented: 'The Evolution of Silence' and 'Once a Day' Workshop led with MFA students on information design and concept mapping.
2011
DesignInquiry 'Make/Do' June 9–13, 2011, (Vinalhaven, ME) Workshop and Presentation: Framing War.
2010
College Art Association, Chicago, IL Paper: Designed Accidents: The Collapse of Knowledge and Nuclear Testing. Panel chaired by Elliott Earls: The Saranay Motel: The Collapse of Design Methodology, Detroit, and Discipline
2009
College Art Association/Artspace, Los Angeles, CA. Panel Chair, Nerve Impulse: How Graphic Designers Respond to the World. Paper: The Evolution of Silence: Scars of War and the Atomic Bomb Testing. February 25, 2009
2008
Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) New Orleans, LA. Panel Co-Chair, Slightness of Being: Fresh Ideas in Animation Art. Co-presenter of paper: The Unbearable Slightness of Being. September 27, 2008
2007
SECAC, Charleston, WV Paper: Emerging Narratives in New Media. October 18, 2007
2006
SECAC, Nashville, TN Paper: Emotive Mapping, Violence in Translation. October 27, 2006

GRANTS + AWARDS
2012
Research Imagery Grant, DigitalGlobe (GeoEye) Foundation
Faculty Semester Release, Fall 2012, UArts
2011
Faculty Research Grant, UArts
2008
Center for Humanities, Technology and Science Grant, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
Faculty Research Grant, UNCC
2007
College of Arts and Sciences Small Grant, UNCC
2005
Outstanding MFA Student in Design, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Travel Award to Doha, QATAR, VCU
2004
Travel Grant to Berlin, GERMANY, VCU
2003–2004
Academic Fellowship, Graduate Studies, VCU

EXHIBITIONS + SCREENINGS
2010
PECO Crown Lights, Philadelphia, PA
2009
Art in Academia, Space 301, Mobile, AL
2008
Media X,1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Titles 4, Forest City Gallery, London, CANADA
Overload Virtual Art Collection, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Paper Work, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Titres 3, L'Ecume Des Jours, Montreal, CANADA
2007
Titles 2, Amherst Books, Amherst, MA
Pathogeographies, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Titles 1: An Exhibition of Artists' Book Works, (traveling) Balfour Books, Toronto, CANADA
2006
Dispersal Tactics: Drawing Invitational, Artspace, Richmond, VA
Antithesis Experimental Media Series, Washington Project for the Arts / Corcoran, Washington, DC
The One Minutes Festival, Visualizing the Art of War (excerpt) broadcast on Salto A1 Television, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
A Wander Beyond: Despite My Good Intentions, Backloft at La Cathedral, Dublin, IRELAND
2005
Not For Sale, VCU Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA
Aesthetic Representations of Violence (MFA Thesis Exhibition), VCU Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Visualizing the Art of War, Chop Suey Books, Richmond, VA
The Last Diversion, Flat International, Richmond, VA
2004
6th American Print Biennial, Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

PUBLICATIONS
2009
White Space, Sandra Wheeler, Angela Patchell Books (translations from German to English)
2008
100's Visual Ideas: Logos & Letterheads, Matt Woolman, Angela Patchell Books, 2008, pp. 26 (Pinto Logotype)
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual 2008, December Issue 2008. (Ann Agee: Boxing in the Kitchen exhibition brochure featured)
2007
Sic of Tyranny: an Interview with Virginia's Good Girl Virtus, The Daily Constitutional (Delusions of Grandeur), December 2007, Issue 5
2004
Motion Design, Matt Woolman, Rotovision, p. 88–89

SELF-PUBLICATIONS
2008
Pinto: Brave New Narrative, November 2008
Pinto: Random Wonders, April 2008

RESIDENCIES
2007
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2006
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

SELECTED GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
2009
Journey to Mexico Conference Poster, UNCC
Ron Johnson catalog, artist (book design)
2008
Stephen Vitiello: Four Sounds (record label design)
2005–2007
VCU School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
Graduate Artists Association
Anderson Gallery
Graduate Studies
Department of Craft/Material Studies
Department of Painting and Printmaking
Department of Kinetic Imaging: Video, Animation and Sound
(publication, exhibition catalog, interactive media,
and poster design)
Reynolds Gallery (Web site layout design), Richmond, VA
2003
National Public Radio, Washington, DC (print design)
2002
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, DC, 2002 Folklife Festival: The Silk Road (publication, map, and exhibition design)
2001
Martin Luther University, Halle, GERMANY (poster design)
1999
Harpers Ferry Design Center, WV (wayside exhibition design, maps, and illustration)
1998
Hallesche Advertising Agency, Halle, GERMANY (publication design)
1996–1997
National Park Service:
Redwood National Park, CA
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
Sunset Crater/Wutpaki National Monuments, AZ
(publication design, videography, and photography)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
September 2009–Present
The University of the Arts (UArts), Assistant Professor, Department of Graphic Design, Philadelphia, PA
August 2007–June 2009
University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Charlotte, NC
May 2005–June 2007
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Administrative Director | Assistant Professor, Department of Kinetic Imaging: Video, Animation and Sound, Richmond, VA
August 2004–May 2005
Instructor of Record, VCU, Department of Graphic Design, Richmond, VA

EDUCATION
2005
MFA in Design/Visual Communication,
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
MFA Thesis: Aesthetic Representations of Violence
2001
Vordiplom in Kommunikationsdesign,
Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design, Halle, GERMANY
1994
BS in Studio Art, New York University,
New York, NY