Rachel Cox (b. 1984) is an artist currently living and working in Athens, GA. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and has exhibited nationally at numerous museums and galleries including the Albuquerque Museum of Art, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, TX. Her work has recently been published in a variety of online art forums including Lenscratch, Fraction Magazine, BurnAway, and Art Fag City. Cox was one of the 100 hundred artists nominated for the International 2014 FOAM Paul Huf Award. Today we feature her series titled, Points.
With my recent work I am focusing on how photography contains and specifies unique perspectives, drawing attention towards splendor and the uncanny. Traveling in search of highly aestheticized situations and objects, I am intrigued by that which is looked at in specific sub culture communities. Ranging from obscure animal competitions to agricultural contests, notions of winning, standardization, and the “best” provide a complex analysis of subjective realities. The pictures extend this process of study, further exalting the subjects.
Cox teaches at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens GA as the 2013/2014 Visiting Faculty Fellow.
To view more of Rachel’s work please visit her website