2018                          Vermont School of Woodworking | Foundations I

2013                          Maryland Institute College of Art | MFA, Community Arts

2013                          Maryland Institute College of Art | Certificate in the College Teaching of Art

1998                          The University of Texas at Austin | BFA, Studio Art

1995                          Colorado College | Minor, Women’s Studies




2018-Present          Contract Preparator & Art Handler | Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX

2016 -2017              Summer Pre-College Core Instructor, Fiber Department |Maryland Institute College of Art

Workshop Facilitator, Inflatable Architecture| Mycket Collective, Stockholm, Sweden

2015                          Workshop Facilitator, Inflatable Architecture |Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD

2013-2017               Operations Manager, Director of Leadership Initiatives |Access Art, Baltimore MD

2015                          Adjunct Faculty, Fiber Department | Maryland Institute College of Art

2013                         Graduate Teaching Intern – Introduction to Fiber| Maryland Institute College of Art

2012                          Graduate Teaching Intern –Sculptural Forms | Maryland Institute College of Art

2012                          Special Projects Coordinator | Access Art, Baltimore MD

2011                          Teaching Artist | Ednor Gardens/Lakeside Summer Youth Art Program, Baltimore MD           

2002–2011              Founding Partner, Artist, Designer | Redstart Paint Design, Austin TX                           

2010                          Teaching Artist | Creative Action/Theater Action Project, Austin TX

2004-2005               Fundamentals of Art, High School Instructor |The Griffin School, Austin TX

2000-2002               Forewoman, Artist | Jennifer Chenoweth Projects, Austin TX

1998-2000               Forewoman, Artist | Will Grey Edwards Decorative Painting, Austin TX

1998                          Co-Facilitator, Animation Class for youth ages 9-12 | Dougherty Arts Center, Austin TX

1995                          Art Instructor, Summer Youth Programming | The Glassell Jr School of Art, Houston TX

1988-1992               Teaching Assistant | The Glassell Jr School of Art, Houston TX




2015-2017               Showing Up for Racial Justice Baltimore, Baltimore MD| Founding Leadership Team

2014-2017               Baltimore Racial Justice Action, Baltimore MD | Member

2013-Present          Queerstories, Baltimore MD | Founding Member

2008-2010               Architectural Artisans Collective, Austin TX | Member

2001-2006               The H2HOs Synchronized-Swimming Collective, Austin TX | Founding Member, Costumer




2018                          Sanctuary Caravan, New Sanctuary Coalition, Tijuana MX | Volunteer

2012-2014               Creating Change Conference | Art Studio Space Volunteer

2011-2012               Access Art, Baltimore MD| Art Facilitator/AmeriCorps Volunteer

2008-2011               Girls Rock Camp, Austin TX | Art Workshop Leader & Band Counselor

1999-2001               Hip Hop 4 Laydeez Bi-Monthly Benefit, Austin TX| Assistant Director, Designer




2016                          Ruth Katzman Scholarship | The League Residency at Vytlacil, Sparkill NY

2013                          LAB Award | Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

MFA in Community Arts Award for Excellence | Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

Graduate Research Award  | Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

2012                       Community Arts Grant | Baltimore Community Foundation, Baltimore MD

                  Office of Community Engagement Grant | Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD




2016                          The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS | Resistance as Usual

                                    Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax NS | Breastival Vestibule

                                    Norrtalje Museum, Sweden| Collaboration with Mycket Collective: Luftslott - Castles in the Air

2014                          Art Marathon Festival, Eastern Edge Gallery, St John’s NL | Breastival Vestibule

VisArts, Rockville MD | Ripple: An Exhibition of Cloth, Community, and Connectivity Queerstories

Creating Change Conference, Houston TX | Breastival Vestibule

2013                          MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, Brooklyn NY | Breastival Vestibule

Polari Film Festival, Austin TX | Breastival Vestibule Short Film

Le Petit Versailles, New York NY | Craftivism – Group Exhibition

Transmodern, Baltimore MD | Breastival Vestibule

D-Center, Baltimore MD | Breastival Vestibule

                                    GayBiGayGay Festival, Austin TX | Breastival Vestibule

                                    Creating Change Conference, Atlanta GA | Breastival Vestibule

2012                          Fox Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD | A Region Abundant in Wildlife

2011                          The OffCenter, Austin TX | Fukstik Salon

2009                          Vivo, Vancouver BC | The After Party – Group Exhibition

2008                          La Central Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal QC | Gender Alarm – Group Exhibition




2016                          Eulogy for the Dyke Bar, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, NY, NY | Queerstories’ Lezbian Popcorn Cart

2015                          Queer Pulse, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD | Queerstories’ Lezbian Popcorn Cart

2015                          Outsider Film & Arts Festival, Austin TX | Queerstories’ Lezbian Popcorn Cart

2014                          VisArts, Rockville MD | Ripple: An Exhibition of Cloth, Community, and Connectivity

Queerstories’ Lezbian Popcorn Cart

Baltimore MD | Queerstories’ Lezbian Popcorn Cart

2013                          Baltimore MD | Projection Event -Queerstories with Luminous Intervention: We Were Here We Are Here

2013                          Art Gallery of York University, Toronto ON | Allyson Mitchell’s KillJoy’s Kastle:

A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House

2012                          Transmodern Festival, Baltimore MD | F.E.A.S.T. Performance

2011                          GayBiGayGay Festival, Austin TX  | Gretchen’s Disco Plague

2009                         Trivia Travesty, Austin TX | Guest Artist - Hillary Clinton

2007                         CampCamp Monthly Queer Performance Night, Austin TX | Featured Performer - Hillary Clinton

2002                         Austin Pride Festival, Austin TX | Raunchy Reckless & the Amazons




2015                          Book Cover Illustration | Queer Rock Love by Paige Schilt

2012                          Project Coordinator, The Living Wall | Morrell Park Memorial Garden, Baltimore MD

2010                          Installation Design | Allyson Mitchell, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2008-2010               Set Design | GayBiGayGay Festival, Austin, TX

2005                         Set Design - Redstart Paint Design | The Real World MTV, Austin TX

2004-2005               Costume Design, The H2HOs | Women & Their Work Gallery Annual Spring Fundraiser, Austin TX

2001-2005               Costume Design, The H2HOs: Renegade Feminist Synchronized Swimming Annual Extravaganza,

Austin, TX




2016                          Kenins, Laura. “Breastival Vestibule,” The Coast, October 13, 2016.

2015                          Puleo, Risa. “New Spaces of Queer Separatism,” Art Papers, March-April 2015.

2013                          Campbell, Andy, “Fest Breasts: The Return of Rachael Shannon, and Her Art”, The Austin Chronicle,

March 16, 2013.

                                   “Student Helps Community Re-Envision Park,” Juxtapositions, Jessica Weglein, Ed. April-May 2013.

2012                          GayBiGayGay: Portraits of a Backyard Utopia, Monofonus Press, Spring 2012.

2008                          “Fall Into Style, “ Austin Monthly Home, Fall 2008.

2005                         Nora Ankrum, “H2HOs: Hijacking the Third Wave,” The Austin Chronicle, May 14, 2004.

                                   Kwon, Jean.  “Rachael Shannon and Michelle Marchesseault: Interior Decorative Painting,”

Austin American Statesman, September 22, 2005. E-8.

2004                          Beal, Chandra Moira. “Renegade, Feminist Synchronized Swimming Team: The H2Hos

Make a Splash,” Austin Woman Magazine, April, 2004.