Bio:

Rafael Concepcion (born in Danbury, Connecticut, 1993) is an artist whose work primarily deals with intersections between personal history and human behavior. His interest in photography as a primary medium stems from his curiosity with the concepts of chance and impulse. Rafael is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Photography program, and currently lives and works in Boston, MA.

Education:

            2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Awards and Grants:

           - Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Arts Award / 2012

           - JGS/Imagining America Scholarship / 2012

Exhibitions Curated:

           - 2017 Space Amid, Aviary Gallery, Boston, MA

           - 2016 Photography Department All School Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

Exhibitions:

- 2018 Provenance, Aviary Gallery, Boston, MA

           - 2018 Isla Del Encanto, MAC650 Gallery, Middletown, CT (Solo) 

           - 2016 Recounting the Forest, North Crackatorium, Boston, MA (Solo)

           - 2016 Senior Thesis Exhibition, President's Gallery, Boston, MA

           - 2016 All School Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

           - 2015 Spectrum, Pavement Coffee House, Boston, MA

           - 2015 Ode to Summer, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA (Online Exhibition)

           - 2015 E7900, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

           - 2014 Good To Be (So Far From) Home, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA          

           - 2014 Sense of Place, North Crackatorium, Boston, MA

           - 2014 All School Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

           - 2013 All School Show, Brant Gallery, Boston, MA

Professional Experience:

           - Teaching Assistant at Massachusetts College of Art and Design / 2015 - 2018          

           - Photographer at Didriks / 2017

           - Product Photographer at Colonial Trading Company / 2016 - 2017

           - Digital Lab Monitor for Photography Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design / 2015 - 2016

           - Photography Department representative for MassArt's Student Government Association / 2015 - 2016

           - Product Photographer at Marcoz Antiques / 2014 - 2015

           - Visual Arts Mentor at Sociedad Latina / 2013