Rachel Paxton received her BFA from Rhode Island School Of Design and her MFA from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Her work has been exhibited at many galleries and museums since 1987. In the Boston area, Ms. Paxton has exhibited at the Alpha Gallery, the Zoe Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the DeCordova Museum, the Rose Art Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Fuller Museum and many others. In addition, Ms. Paxton has exhibited her paintings in New York City at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, in Naples Florida at Longstreth/Goldberg Art Gallery and at the Allyn Gallup Gallery in Sarasota, in Provincetown at Rice/Polak Gallery, and Three Graces Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. Her work has been included in exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Greenwhich, CT.
Ms. Paxton’s work has been published in four books, Collage Art, by Rockport Publishers and New American Painters, 1998 Northeastern States, New American Painters, 15 Years and Studio Visit, Volume Five, all published by the Open Studio Press. Her paintings and collages have been reviewed by the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, New York Newsday, Art New England and many others.
From 1990-2000 Ms. Paxton taught painting and drawing at Rhode Island School of Design, Humbolt State University in California, Monserrate Collage of Art, the Art Institute of Boston, Emerson Collage and the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. She is currently a full time artist and splits her time between Martha’s Vineyard and Boston.