Rachel Emily Taylor

Rachel Emily Taylor is an Associate Lecturer for BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication and is a graduate of the same course. She is currently working on funded AHRC PhD studentship with the Heritage Consortium and has exhibited her work across the UK and internationally.

The daughter of a porcelain doll-maker, Rachel was born in Australia before moving with her family to Ghana and then to North Yorkshire. After completing the BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media degree at London College of Communication she went on to study MA Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. Rachel is currently undertaking a funded AHRC PhD studentship with the Heritage Consortium.

Rachel has exhibited across the UK including: The Rag Factory (London), The Old Joint Stock (Birmingham), Archipelago Works (Sheffield) and the Egg Suite (Manchester) among others.

She has also exhibited internationally and was funded by the British Council to represent British narrative artists at the Strip Turnhout Festival in Belgium. Alongside exhibiting, she has undertaken artist residencies in Malta, Belgium and New York.

In her creative practice, Rachel works across media, using a range of materials such as plaster, pencil and metal. As well as sculptures and drawings, she makes artist books that contain short stories, fragments and scripts. Her practice explores narratives and identities, the blend of fact and fiction, and the 'heritage process'.