Rachel Anderson, M.F.A.
Phone: (806) 834-4023
Office: HS 201B
Rachel Anderson earned a MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, an Associates in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, and a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Manufacturing from Texas Tech University. Her strong career in design includes working as an apparel patternmaker and designer for Focus Apparel Group, Inc., Dallas; designing custom bridal and eveningwear under her own label in Houston; and, working as Associate Designer/Merchandiser for Donna Ricco, Inc., NYC, a high end dress and sportswear house that sells their private label to Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Chico's, T.J Maxx, and Harold's, as well as to Macy's, Inc. (formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc.).
Anderson is active in exhibiting her work. Most recent exhibits include the international Kleins Blue Fashion Exhibition and Fashion Show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (2016); MFA Thesis Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco (2016); the Art and Fashion Exhibition at Charles Adams Studio and 2011 J Gallery, Lubbock (2013); the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts "Wear Your Chair" Design Exhibition (2012) and the Texas Tech Museum Wedding Dress Fashion Show (2011).
Anderson is active in the art and design community. She has served as a judge for Fashion Group International Natural Fibers National Design Competition, Dallas, and as a costume designer for the American Society of Interior Designers Cystic Fibrosis Fantasy Gala, Houston. She serves the New York Cares Foundation, Texas Tech Museum, Family Life Radio, Threads, Locks, & Rock Fashion Show, Lubbock Community Theatre, Project Prom, 4-H Roundup, and is on the Advisory Council for the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.