Rae Whiteley is an illustrator, printmaker, and a scientific communicator with a focus on natural biology.

Their mission is to use art and visual language to make science more accessible, and communicate the realities of the natural world. They are passionate about conservation and animal wellbeing and work to educate the importance of these topics.

They also make work exploring identity, specifically focusing on gender, sexuality, and mental illness, and how the aforementioned subjects intersect in daily life.

They can be found on twitter or contacted via email at whiteley.rae@gmail.com

 Whiteley sketching Juno, a beluga whale, and his trainer at Mystic Aquarium. Photo by Jo Sittenfeld/RISD

Whiteley sketching Juno, a beluga whale, and his trainer at Mystic Aquarium. Photo by Jo Sittenfeld/RISD

 

Rae graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. They love all animals but are particularly fond of snakes, lizards, and toads. They live with their cat, Keith, and two rats, Westley and Montoya. They're very happy together.