Rachel Fawn Alban is a Photographer and Arts Educator based in Newark, NJ.
She earned a BFA in Art Education with dual major in Graphic Design, and MPS in Art Therapy, both from the School of Visual Arts. Rachel has been on the teaching faculty at Abrons since September 2014 where she has taught a range of visual arts classes for students of all ages. She also teaches at Rutgers University in Newark NJ where she is an Artist Educator at the Paul Robeson Galleries.
A contributor to UntappedCities.com and StreetArtNYC.org, Rachel documents arts and culture as well as other aspects of urban life. 2011-2013, Rachel shot an extensive collection of images documenting 5Pointz Art Center in Queens until it was destroyed by the property owner to develop luxury condos. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Visual Arts Gallery, Gold Coast Art Center, the Fridge Art Fair, Queens Hip Hop Festival, LIC Arts Open, NYPL and ConArtist Collective. She was a contributing photographer to Google’s Art & Culture’s 5Pointz exhibit, and she is the adoring mom of Baxter, the cat who used to live at 5Pointz.