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

Emily Oliveira , Interdisciplinary, Tuesday

Emiko Shinozaki , Metal Jewelry, Wednesday

Katya Grokhovsky , Installation, Thursday

Andrew Bearnot , Sculpture and Performance, Friday

Dana Melamed , Mixed-Media Sculpture, Saturday

Esperanza Cortés , Mixed-Media Sculpture, Sunday

Xin Liu , Technology, Tuesday–Saturday

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