Originally from New York City, Rachel Matos is an art historian, painter and lifestyle blogger. She studied illustration and art education at the School of Visual Arts and did her post-graduate work with a focus in modern art and critical studies at Columbia University. She has worked as an educator/lecturer and program curator for a variety of museums including the Guggenheim, the Bronx Museum of Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2005, she moved to Los Angeles and immediately began working as an outreach educator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and gallery lecturer for the Norton Simon Museum while dabbling in acting, appearing in more than a dozen national commercials.
In addition to her museum work, Rachel is an exhibited portrait artist, homeschool mom and contributing writer for various online publications, including CBS Best of Los Angeles. She is also the Account Executive for Latina Bloggers Connect, a boutique agency that connects brands with bloggers.
Currently, Rachel blogs at The Art Muse, where she shares her passion for photography, views about the art world and living stylishly.
What was your favorite toy growing up?
I always had a new favorite toy but nothing beats an old fashion pencil and sketch pad.