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Rachel Clarke (born Shropshire, UK) is an artist and educator teaching new media and digital art at California State University, Sacramento, CA.
Her work intertwines themes of nature, culture, and technology and involves video and animation, installation, augmented reality, and experimental 3D. It has been shown in galleries, museums, new media art festivals and film screenings nationally and internationally. She has recently shown at ISEA Vancouver BC, Canada; Another Year in LA gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Balance/Unbalance international conference at Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA; WORK Detroit, MI; and Currents International Festival of New Media in Santa Fe, NM.
Working in collaboration with Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission she was artist and co-curator for an NEA funded augmented reality public art project, Broadway Augmented located in the Broadway Corridor in Sacramento, that launched in fall 2014.
In 2011 she co-curated an exhibition of experimental 3D filmmaking with artist Claudia Hart of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, entitled The Real-Fake: Simulation Technology after Photography. The show toured in the US in 2012.
Commissions include Crocker Mosaic, a new media participatory artwork created for the Crocker Art Museum, October 2010.
Clarke is the founding editor of Media-N the CAA New Media Caucus’s international journal of digital and media arts. She served as Editor-in-Chief of Media-N from 2005 – 2011, and is currently serving on the New Media Caucus board.