RACHEL SLOTNICK, originally from Los Altos, California, is a painter and writer. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2010. Her work is on permanent display at the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a sponsored muralist for the 35th, 46th, and 47th wards, and her paintings are currently on display in a solo exhibition at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery & Think Space. She was recently a finalist in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. Her upcoming publications include: Mad Hatter?s Review, Thrice Fiction, and Tortoise Books. Rachel currently resides in Chicago, where she works as Adjunct Faculty in Art Studio and English at Malcolm X College, and the Illinois Art Institute. See her work at rachelslotnick.com.