Rachel Demy was raised in Portland, Oregon and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. In 2004, she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Portland. For the following 10+ years, she has traveled as a tour manager for rock bands, where she honed her skills as a portrait and documentary music photographer. Her 2015 show, Green Room, was a collection of behind-the-scenes photographs she took during that time. Since then, she has participated in many group exhibitions showing her lesser-known landscapes and sociopolitical commentary work. Demy is currently enrolled in the Fine Arts Certificate program at the Photographic Center NW in Seattle.
Her photographs have been shown in Rolling Stone, The Fold, Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, NPR, Boing Boing, Talkhouse, and The Village Voice.
2018 - Artists For Progress: Truths Are Lies, Lies Are Truth (cur. Jennifer Ament) • Piranha Shop • Seattle, WA
2018 - #photographforprogress • Leica Gallery • Washington, DC
2018 - Long Shot 2018 • Photographic Center NW • Seattle, WA
2018 - #photographforprogress (cur. Chrissie White) • Leica Gallery • Bellevue, WA
2017 - Artists For Progress: The Art of the Steal (cur. Jennifer Ament) • Piranha Shop • Seattle, WA
2017 - Firmament: The Women of The Fold (cur. Amanda Carter Gomes) • Ghost Gallery • Seattle, WA
2017 - Artists For Progress (cur. Jennifer Ament) • Piranha Shop • Seattle, WA