Rachel Perry Welty is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in 1962 in Tokyo. Rachel’s family moved from Japan to Connecticut and then to Minnesota when her father took a job as director of East Asian studies at Carleton College. She received her BA from Connecticut College and a Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For her series “Lost In My Life”, Rachel’s imaginative series of self portraits, the conceptual artist hides herself in take-out containers, fruit stickers, receipts and toys. Aiming to shed light on the minute details of everyday life, Rachel Perry Welty explores themes of identity, information, and privacy as she highlights the tension between social networks and commitments and her own personal sense of self.
Most of us don’t pay much attention to the mundane objects we use everyday, like the twist ties that hold the plastic wrap on our bread and the broccoli together or the little paper cups that we pull out of a water dispenser.
– Rachel Perry Welty