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Born Cardiff, Wales, UK

Lives São Paulo, Brasil

BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art 1994
Akademie Der Bildenden Kunst, Wien 1993


The difference between A and O / / Y gwahaniaeth rhwng A ac O

20 September - 11 October, 2019

Oriel Henry Thomas, Ysgol Gelf Caerfyrddin/ Carmarthen School of Art
Coleg Sir Gâr, Carmarthen, Wales

Wrexham Open 2018. Tŷ Pawb and Undegun, Wrexham, October 2018

Selectors: Thomas Dukes, Curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Rabab Ghazoul, Artist & Founding Co-director of Gentle/Radical, Cardiff and Simon Job, Artist & 2017 Wrexham Open Prize-winner

Film selected: Come to me, 2018

Re-treat: This is not a holiday Hardwick Gallery, Gloucestershire University, October 2018

Curated by Michael Whitby and Sarah Bowden

Flora Wellesley Wesley, Hannah Clark, Indianna Solnick-Farrell, Alice Gale-Feeny, Kevin Hunt, Sam Mercer, Rachel Busby, Eleanor Sikorski, Sooyon Kim, Polly Elizabeth Baker, James Hankey, Rowan Lear, Alex Noble


Test Space Open 2015, Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol

SELECTORS: Gordon Dalton (Artist and Independent Curator),Kypros Kyprianou (Spike Island Studio Artist) and Juliet Lennox (Spike Island Assistant Curator).

ARTISTS: Alice Walton, Andy Jackson, Marion Piper, Rachel Busby, Lydia Hardwick, Michael Szpakowski, Dave Bevan, Roy Brown, Martyn Cross, Sarah McNulty, Mark Adams, Mark Scott-Wood, Hannah Clarkson, Rebecca Moss, Carl Slater, Ker Wallwork, Patrick Brandon, Maryniak and McLean


Material Tension - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2015
Sasha Bowles, Rachel Busby, Nadine Feinson, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Susie Hamilton, Lee Maelzer, Rebecca Meanley, Sarah Pager, Mimei Thompson, Lexi Strauss, Isobel Wohl and Vicky Wright

Writhe and Jerk - Transition Gallery, London, 2015
Brendan Lancaster / Sarah McNulty / Rachel Busby / Gordon Dalton / Terry Greene


URRA Group Exhibition - Galeria Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires, October 2014


Hinterland - Two man show with David Webb, Exeter Phoenix, July, 2014
Curated by Matt Burrows, On Form - Essay by Lizzie Lloyd

Oriel Davies Open 2014, Newtown
( jury selectors - Anthony Shapland Artist and Co-director of g39, Cardiff
Deidre Figueiredo MBE Director of Craftspace, Birmingham
Helen Legg Director of Spike Island, Bristol
Alex Boyd Jones Curator, Oriel Davies Gallery )

PRESENT, Projektraum Betanien, Berlin, 2014

"Change at Crew",Painting group Show, The Studio, Llandudno, 2014
( Rachel Busby, Gordon Dalton, Jeffrey Dennis, Maggie James,
Neil McNally, Philip Nicol and Andreas Rüthi )

Exeter Contemporary Open - 1st prize Winner, 2013, Exeter Phoenix
( Charlie Godet Thomas | Rachel Busby | Rebecca Ounstead | Max Cahn | Julie Price | Anne Deeming | Malina Busch | Oliver Tirre | Hannah Mooney )

Postcards from Pareidolia - LUBOMIROV-EASTON, solo show, London, 2013



Retreat, 2018

Wales Arts International 2014
URRA project - Art Residency in Buenos Aires 2014

( Includes: Artist Presentation at The Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires
Group Exhibition at Galeria Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires
Open Studio Event, Buenos Aires )

Publications, Text and Interview


Rachel Busby talks to Traction Magazine following her Autumn 2014 residency in Buenos Aires, March 2015

ON FORM, essay written by Lizzie Lloyd, accompanyed the exhibition "HINTERLAND" - Rachel Busby & David Webb, Exeter Pheonix, 2014





Founding director of 2004 - December 2014


Acting Head of Fine Art Painting & Printmaking Department

Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen Art School, Carmarthen, Wales  2019 - 2020

* Achieved 5th highest ranking for an Art degree in the UK - The Guardian - Trinity, Saint David University.

Lecturer, BA Painting Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthenshire, 2015 +





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