Rachel Rader’s studio practice includes traditional craft materials such as glass, metal, clay, and fiber, incorporated with performance art. As the creator of the organization Ancient Truth Investigators (ATI), Rader undertakes research into elements, and hand-makes works that resemble geological rock formations. In her performance work, she adopts the moniker Ráchel Räder, Chief Investigator.

While in residence at MAD, Rader will create objects associated with ATI’s archeological discoveries, including chakra healing tools. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in interviews for ATI with selected performances of the artist as Ráchel Räder, Chief Investigator, scheduled throughout the spring.

Rader received her BFA in Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited nationally, and her work is included in numerous private collections. For more information, please visit: www.AncientTruthInvestigators.com.

Current Studio Artists

Mariana Garibay Raeke, Mixed Media Sculpture, Tuesday

Tai Hwa Goh, Printmaking, Design, Installation, Wednesday

Kathleen McDermott, Multimedia Performance, Technology Design, Thursday

Rachel Frank, Mixed Media Sculpture, Performance, Friday

Heidi Lau, Ceramic Sculpture, Paper Sculpture, Saturday

Christa Pratt, Painting, Mixed Media, Sunday

Ilana Harris-Babou, Performance, Mixed Media Installation, Tuesday–Saturday