Rachel McKenna


Work + Biography

Rachel McKenna is a process-driven sculptor, material-inspired scientist, and hard-hitting football player. As an artist and educator, she draws on her experience as an athlete and scientist to explore the relationship between empowered physicality and the creative process. She makes sculpture, furniture, glasswork, and ceramics that focus on material potential, the act of making, and the body’s intense engagement with method and material.

In addition to her fine arts pursuits, Rachel owns and operates Chisel Creative LLC, a Custom Design/Build company and Community Makers Studio. Learn more about Chisel Creative at www.chiselcreativepdx.com

Rachel received her Masters of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft and her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from Brown University. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.