Rachele Riley is an artist, designer, researcher, and Assistant Professor at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her multimedia work investigates the representation of conflict and its reconciliation within culture, and has received support through grants from the GeoEye Foundation, The University of the Arts , and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her print, drawing, video, and Web-based works have been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and published in Print Magazine (Annual, 2008) and Motion Design (Woolman, 2004). She presents her research regularly at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and in September she will be exhibiting at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in conjunction with 'Praxis and Poetics' in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Riley has a BS in Studio Art from New York University, a Vordiplom in Communication Design from the Burg Giebichenstein School of Art in Halle, Germany, and a MFA in Design/Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. As of July 2013, she serves on the Board of DesignInquiry.