Rachel DeBoard is an artist and educator who lives in Highland Park, MI. Her work explores psychological portraiture, disruptions of social structures and existentialism. Cloister, her most recent body of work, draws on the ideas of liminality, ritual and medieval mysticism.

DeBoard is originally from Kailua, HI. She studied for two years at the New York Studio School and received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She currently works at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, where she founded and runs the Imaging Center Risograph program. She has worked at various arts nonprofit organizations for 20 years.

Her favorite books include Howards End, by E.M. Foster, Middlemarch by George Eliot and Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt

Upcoming Exhibition:

Saturday 5/8 - Sunday 5/16
Talking Dolls Detroit

7145 E Davidson St.
Detroit, MI


Rachel DeBoard — Highland Park, MI