Rachel Preston Prinz


Rachel is an award-winning photographer and digital artist who works to create engagement through her work around concepts of Place. Her work in architectural photography and digital art produces uniquely modern works that stretches viewers' imaginations and invites them to explore their assumptions about design. Rachel's work is intended to create intrigue and encourage dialog about architecture, sustainability, preservation, art, design, and culture.

Rachel's photographic work is used in more than 300 national and state register documents and 30 Wikipedia entries for historic places. Her photographs have been featured in Life in New Mexico; New Mexico Fashion Week; NatGeoTV; NatGeo Geotourism Project; The Daily Beast; Green Fire Times; Trend Magazine; Origins Magazine, Day Spa Magazine; Gozaic; Thinking Winderness; and New Mexico Tourism. Her photography is also used in ads and/or websites for The Paseo, Zinc Wine Bistro, Axel Contemporary Art, and La Bella Spa. She's a six-time winner of first place in photography the Taos County Fair and the New Mexico State Fair. Rachel has won six First Place Awards in landscape, figurative, still life, and photography open categories at Taos County Fair.


In addition to painting, scuplture, and drawing, Rachel has studied bronze casting, sculpture, silver clay jewelry, ceramic, gourd painting, drum making; watercolor sketching; calligraphy, photography and remastering; russian easter eggs, knitting; tin and copper punching, beading, basketry, and moreā€¦ Rachel was awarded her first artists' residency in 2015 and selected for her first Santa Fe gallery show in 2016.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Santa Fe Opera Pop Up Photography Exhibition (juried). Iconik Coffee. Santa Fe, NM. 2016.
  • Accidental Photography Pop-Up Photography Exhibition (juried). Axle Contemporary. Santa Fe, NM. 2016.
  • #GoforBaroque Pop-Up Photography Exhibition (juried). David Richard Contemporary. Santa Fe, NM. 2016.
  • #EmergeSantaFe Pop-Up Photography Exhibition (juried). David Richard Contemporary. Santa Fe, NM. 2016.
  • Featured Thinker in Residence / Thinking Wilderness Project (juried). Questa, NM. 2015.
  • ABQ Photographer's Gallery Your BEST Shot (juried). Albuquerque, NM. 2014.
  • Emerging Wisdom Art (open). Santa Fe, NM. 2014.
  • NM Film Foundation / NM Tourism: Life in New Mexico project (juried). Santa Fe, NM. 2014.
  • Off Center Arts: Albuquirky Little Houses (open). Albuquerque, NM. 2014.
  • New Mexico State Fair (open). Albuquerque, NM. 2014.
  • Archaeological Photography (open). Salmon Ruins, NM. 2011.
  • Optimysm (solo). Taos, NM. 2011.
  • Art in Town Hall (juried). Taos, NM. 2011.
  • Taos Sacred Places (juried). Taos, NM. 2011.
  • Art in Town Hall (juried). Taos, NM. 2010.