Rachel Beach was born in London, Canada and lives in Brooklyn, NY.  She received her MFA from Yale University in 2001 and BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1998. 

Beach was the 2015 American Academy Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and has earned numerous other honors including a Pollock-Krasner and Canada Council for the Arts grants and residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Yaddo, LMCC Process Space, the Lower East Side Printshop and Socrates Sculpture Park.

Her work has been widely presented at venues including the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK; Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA; Postmasters Gallery, NYC;  Lennon Weinberg, NYC; Blackston Gallery, NYC; Thierry Goldberg Gallery NYC, PlugIn Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg MA and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, ArtCritical,  NYArts, The Brooklyn Rail among other publications.