Rachel Welling is an artist who currently teaches out of her studio at Taylor Street Art Studios in South Bend, Indiana. She earned her BFA in Painting and BA in Art History from Indiana University and continued her studies in Philadelphia where she earned her MFA in Painting and Installation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. While in Bloomington, IN, Welling painted backdrops and made props for the opera and ballet performances at The Musical Arts Center. In Philadelphia, she worked with the Mural Arts Program where she combined her interest in community-building with her individual practice. She has taught Drawing and Painting courses at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, Creative Minds Alternative School in Eugene, OR and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Welling tells visual stories and thinks of her work as akin to oral history: giving voice to her experience.