Rayne MacPhee is a printmaker and beekeeper from Greenville, South Carolina now living in Charlottesville. She is the Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence.
She grew up dividing her time between keeping bees with her father and painting murals with her mother, a mural artist and therapist. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the College of Charleston, where she spent much of her time learning how to blend her passions of beekeeping and creation into a cohesive body of work. During this time, she received the Duval Endowment Scholarship and the Dean’s Excellence Award for Studio Art.
When Rayne isn’t creating art, she is teaching art and music to children at UVA Child Development Center. In addition to teaching, she is also the project manager of a mural project in Greenville, SC that paints one mural each year with the help of the community, local artists, and most importantly: the students of a local elementary school.
Currently, Rayne is working on a two-year series that questions what our cities would look like if they were covered in honeycombs. In this body of work, MacPhee hopes to shed light on the collapse of endangered honeybees and give the speechless insects a voice. View artwork by Rayne on her website.
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