Rachel Stewart received a BFA in sculpture from Boston University College of Fine Arts and a MA from Union Institute and University. She lived and worked in Jamaica making it her home for twenty years. She taught at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and exhibited her sculptures in various galleries including the National Gallery of Jamaica. Her collaborative public art murals can be seen in the Springs Plaza in Kingston, Life of Jamaica, and New Kingston Shopping Plaza. Photos of her sculptures can be seen in Jamaican publications such as Dare to Dream by Ken Ramsay and The Garden Party Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Bank of Jamaica. Her sculpture Waves is in the collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica.
Currently she resides in St. Petersburg, Florida where she teaches and exhibits in galleries and museums throughout the state. Stewart was an Adjunct Professor in the College of Arts and Media at Southeastern University in Lakeland. She has also taught art to adults with special needs at Creative Clay Cultural Center and throughout the St. Petersburg community with the Nomad Art Project. She is a member of Florida Artist Group, Las Dames de Art, and 24 Hands.
Stewart is a recipient of the Artist Resource Fund Award from the Pinellas Arts Council of Florida (2003) and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (2016). In the last couple years her work has concentrated on printmaking. She was invited to exhibit her wood block mixed media prints at the Fine Art Print Exhibition at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2021 her wall sculpture Re-Defined was selected to be exhibited in the Best of the Southeastern Artists at ArtFields 2021 in Lake City South Carolin