Beth Egenhoefer is an artist, designer, writer, and professor,
whose work sits between technology, craft, and design. Her earlier
works focused on intersections between textiles and technology, and
interactions between body and machine. Her more recent works have
focused on sustainability and systems thinking as related to
interaction and design.
Rachel Beth received her BFA from the Fiber department with a
concentration in Digital Video from the Maryland Institute College
of Art. She was an MFA fellow at the University of California, San
Diego where she also was a graduate researcher at UCSD's
Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA).
Egenhoefer's artistic work has been exhibited both
locally and internationally in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New
York, London, Beijing, Madrid, and more. Her work has been included
in major exhibitions such as the Options 2002 Biennial in
Washington DC, the 2003 Boston Cyber Arts Festival,
ISEA 2004 in Tallinn Estonia, La Noche en Blanco
in Madrid, and at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, The
Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) London, The Banff Centre for
the Arts, Lighthouse Brighton in the UK, and many others.
As a designer Egenhoefer's work can be seen on Regina
Spektor's Begin To Hope Album (Warner Brothers,
2006), as well as in both local and international publications such
as Art Forum, The San Francisco Chronicle, and
others. Rachel Beth worked for two consecutive seasons as the Web
and Program Design Manager at Yerba Buena Arts & Events/ Yerba
Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco.
Rachel Beth formerly worked on the editorial staff of
Artbyte Magazine in New York City, and continues freelance
writing on art, modern society and digital culture. Egenhoefer
regularly publishes and presents papers and panels at conferences
both locally and internationally.