MFA in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design
BFA in Sculpture, Moore College of Art
Rachel Hecker has received extensive critical attention and has exhibited widely, including one-person exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and Art Pace, San Antonio. Her work is represented in many public collections including of the Dallas Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has completed public commissions for the Federal Reserve Bank and The General Services Administration, and her work for civic arts projects earned her an American Institute of Architects Artist Award. She was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award in Painting, and a 2006 Artadia Artist Award.