Rachel Reeve is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in the Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University. Her current practice focuses on printmaking, drawing and mixed media. With an interest in sustainability she also works in design and installation using found and repurposed objects.
Reeve lived and worked in Japan from 1998 to 2001, there she found her own affinity for nature was reflected in Japanese traditional art and culture. When she was back in Nova Scotia years later she recalled Gyotaku, an age-old printing method which originated in Japan. The method of printing fish was devised as a way for Japanese fishermen to record their catch. ‘Experiments with Gyotaku’ is a recent body of work which Reeve is currently working on with the intention of a sustainable approach using fish caught in Atlantic Canada.