Rice is current MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University in Craft and Material Studies with an expected graduation in 2021. Rice graduated in 2016 with a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2017 Rice was awarded the position of assistant to the Artist in Residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts and Industry program, where she assisted in both the pottery and foundry. Rice has participated in exhibitions around the country, most notably the State of Clay at the Lexington Arts and Craft Society, Casting Call at the Clay Center of New Orleans, and the upcoming National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts show Endless Street. Rice has a foundation in ceramics, but her practice has expanded to included many materials with a special devotion in fiber and textiles. Rice’s current work is focused on deconstruction and examining the underestimated societal power of memes and internet culture. She creates work which slows down the process that creates memes in order to fully examine the history and affect these viral images have out our society. Translating the memes out of the webspace by using older and traditional techniques of folkart. Moving crass internet culture from Reddit and Instagram into delicate embroidery and ceramic vessels.

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Rice Evans