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EILEEN RAE WALSH

(they, she) b. 1990

www.eileenrae.com

eileenraewalsh@gmail.com 

Education

2016, MFA Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2012, BFA Photography, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Professional

2021

Adjunct Faculty, Photography + Film, Graphic Design, VCU, Richmond, VA

2020

Adjunct Faculty, Photography, NIU, Chicago, IL

Adjunct Faculty, Photography + Film, VCU, Richmond, VA

Lectures and Workshops

2021

Eka GD Ma, Estonian Academy of Arts (Molto Molto)

Silver Eye Center for Photography: Education, The Spectre and The Storyteller, Pittsburgh, PA

Visiting Artist + Studio Visit(s) with Platform Centre, Winnipeg, CA

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, with Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Talk, UIC, Chicago, IL

Another World, Guest Respondent, Chicago, IL

2020

Lillstreet Artist Lecture Series, Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, VCU, Richmond, VA

2019, Transcender Group Artist Talk, Art During the Occupation, Brooklyn, New York

2017, Latitude Spring Critique Group, Chicago, IL

2017, Experimental Interview and Lecture Series with Chicago Artist Coalition, The Overlook

2017, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Artist Talk and Creative Workshop

2016, University Wisconsin Milwaukee, Artist Talk

2016, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Curated Film Screening and Talk

2016, University of North Florida, Artist Talk

2015, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Inside Innovative Minds, Creative Workshop

Solo Exhibitions

2019, I saw, I loved, Slow Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018, Secret Florida, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

Two Person Exhibitions

2018

Six Flags with EV Krebs, Chicago, IL

2017

The Overlook, with X X , Chicago, IL

Squat, The Loo at Slow, Chicago, IL

2016

Slow Stretch, with Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

There Was Weather, with Kyle Seis, Union Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2015

Trust Fall, with Jeanne Donegan, The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Exhibitions

2021

‘Shower Show’, Chicago, IL

2020

What Does Democracy Look Like?, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

not (yet) futura free*, neighbor, Washington D.C.

2019

Sauna, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL 

2018

Re: Art Show 21, This is Not Here, New York, NY

Orange, Slow Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

Hi-Tide, Contact Exhibition, Honolulu, HI

2016

Ground Floor, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL

MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

Woodland Pattern, Flowers Sex Skies and Kanye: A Screening, Milwaukee, WI

2015

Radiance, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

SATELLITES, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

#OPENPHONE, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL

Were the Eye Not Sunlike, Third Object, ACRE TV

Context 2015, Filter Space, Chicago, IL

2014

Varieties of Disturbance, C33 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Scale Up, C33 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Awards and Residencies

2016

Snider Prize, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Honorable Mention

ACRE Residency, WI

The Burren College of Art, Studio Program and Residency through CCC, County Clare, Ireland

2015

Columbia College Chicago, Travel Abroad Scholarship

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship

The Burren College of Art, Studio Program and Residency through CCC, County Clare, Ireland

2013

Dominick Martorelli Award

2012

James Van Vleck Promising Futures Scholarship

Bright Futures Scholarship, University of North Florida

Writing & Publications

2020, Primal Sight, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell

2020, Drawstring Magazine, Something About Still Lives, and Scraping

2019, FLDQ, issue #2, Literary Journal

2018, paradise forever is a sentence that ends without ever beginning

2017, Good Juice: Workbook for Creative Practice (on-going)

2016, Wavepool, Interview with Justin Nalley: Take Care

2015, Photography’s New Pleasure: Reinventing the Photographic Archive

Bibliography

Chapter 89, Online Magazine, Interview, 2020

Facets Film Center, Resident Video 22: Trustfall, Interview, 2017

Baxter St Camera Club of New. York, Round Juicy Citrus, Bright Reddish-Yellow, 2017

Chicago Magazine, Star Search: Chicago's Top Break Out Artists, 2016

Ground Floor Catalog, Essay by Tempestt Hazel, Fall 2016

Newcity Art, Sacrificing Balance for the Apex of Pleasure, 2016

The Chicago Reader, Review, Slow Stretch, 2016

Wavepool, 2015

Projects

2021, Molto Molto, Edition Based Platform, UK

2015-2020, Founder of Artist Critique Groups, Chicago + NYC

2015, Car-Pool, Artist Residency and Pop-Up Exhibition, Cofounder, Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL

Collections

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Private Collections of many friends, lovers, acquaintances ~locally +  internationally