Rachel Hines is an interdisciplinary artist working with themes revolving around absence, community, and intimacy. The work takes shape in videos, actions, objects, photographs and drawings. Ms. Hines studied at Pratt Institute, NY where she received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art with an emphasis in Art and Design Education. While at Oregon State University she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History.Hines has shown extensively throughout the U.S. including recent exhibitions at Gallery 51, MA; Kunsthalle Gallery, NY; Nurture Art, NY; the Patchogue Biennial, NY. Recently she has performed at 98Weeks, Beirut Lebanon; The Red Door Gallery, NY; The Gatewood Gallery, NC; and Location One, NY. Her videos have been screened at the Center for Contemporary Art of Tbilsi, Georgia; Brigade of Images, Paris; Electric Celluloid Film Festival, MI; Dalston Lane Gallery, London; and the tina b. Prague Contemporary Art Festival. Hines has participated in performance workshops with Harrell Fletcher, Ernesto Pujol, Hans Winkler, the Guerrilla Girls, Pablo Helguera and Marina Abramovic. Currently she is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Portland State University.