Statement

Rachel Boggs is an artist working in the expanded field of print and installation. Their practice is informed by ongoing concerns around childhood, gender, and language. Their artistic practice draws on the personal experience of identifying as gender non-binary person to investigate the myth of gender representation. Through this investigation Boggs explores the construction of gender stereotypes in the material culture of childhood through language. For Boggs this material culture of childhood includes clothing, toys, and books.

Boggs works within modes of materiality that shift between printmaking, sculpture, and installation. Their practice includes printing on paper and textiles, soft sculptures, making books, and ready-made stencils with the aim of making language material. Boggs’ use of textiles includes printing on children’s clothing and making soft sculptural children’s toys from their own and their family’s cast-offs. Recent group exhibitions include Finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, May 2022; and National Art School Post Grad Show at National Art School, January 2022.