Rachel Cox

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Assistant Professor
Program Head, Photography
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Rachel Cox is an artist living and working in Iowa City, IA. Her work has recently been presented internationally at the Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; and PHOTO London fair, United Kingdom. Cox has shown work nationally at the Houston Center for Photography, TX; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA, and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA.      

In 2016 Cox’s project Shiny Ghost was awarded first place in LensCulture’s international Portrait Awards competition. Additionally, her work was nominated by Foam (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) in the Netherlands for the Foam Paul Huf Award, an international photography prize open to artists under age thirty-five. In 2015 Cox was selected as a participating artist, one of only three from the United States, in reGeneration3: New Perspectives in Photography, an international survey of contemporary photography selected from a group of fifty artists. Cox’s work has recently been published in Vice Magazine, The Guardian, HuffPost, and British Journal of Photography. Cox’s monograph Shiny Ghost was published in December 2016 through Aint–Bad Editions, Savannah, Georgia.

Cox received her M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 2013, and her B.F.A from the University of North Texas in 2006.

Selected Works

Untitled 30, photograph
Untitled 45, photograph
Untitled 22, photograph
Untitled 21, photograph
Mors Scena, Des Moines Art Center, photograph