Rachel Brusky graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (honors) in 2001, earning a B.F.A in Illustration, with a concentration in Art History. She received her M.F.A. (cum laude) in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2006. She earned her Standard Teaching Certificate for Visual Arts Education in 2015 through the New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (Alternate Route Program).
Rachel is a full-time faculty member at Dwight-Englewood School, where she teaches Middle and Upper School Visual Arts classes. She formerly taught 7th Grade Physical Computing and Essentials for Living and Learning in the 21st Century (9th grade). Rachel has been the Director of Visual Arts for the Summer Enrichment and Young Visionaries Programs at Dwight-Englewood School and teaches many of the fine art, design, architecture, and digital media classes with D-E Summer Connections. Rachel has also been involved with many of the STEAM initiatives at Dwight-Englewood School, integrating the laser cutter, 3-D printer, and other new technologies into her Visual Arts curriculum, in addition to collaborating with a range of other subject area teachers to use the visual arts and technology to enhance their curriculums. Rachel has been a private art teacher and workshop instructor since 2001 as well, teaching students from kindergarten to adults.
In addition to teaching, Rachel has exhibited her artwork around the U.S., receiving awards and recognition for her work. She has also been commissioned to produce a number of portraits, landscapes, and murals for various clients and hospitals. Rachel formerly worked as an Art Director and graphic designer at SoHo Publishing Company in NYC, and as an Artist-in-Residence in the pediatric oncology and neurology clinics at New York Presbyterian Hospital.