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Rachel Clarke (born Shropshire, UK) is an artist and professor of new media art at California State University, Sacramento, CA. Her work intertwines themes of nature, culture, and technology; combining physical and virtual modes of making. It involves video and animation, installation, augmented reality, multimedia collaborations, and experimental 3D. It has been shown in galleries, museums, new media art festivals, and film screenings nationally and internationally.

She has shown at Bronx Art Space, NYC; 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. Residencies include Signal Culture, NY (2016); and Warm Heat Art, Tanzania (2016)

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 The Real-Fake: Simulation Technology after Photography with artist Claudia Hart; the show toured in the US in 2012. In 2016, the project was updated as, with screenings New York in 2016 and Connecticut and Providence in 2017. Clarke was a CATE (Conversations at the Edge) visiting artist at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago in fall 2017.

Clarke serves on the Board of the New Media Caucus and is the founding editor of their international journal, Media-N.