Trained in literature and entrepreneurship, Rainey is the founder of Glasstire, the online magazine of visual art in Texas and the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. ​In 2019, she stepped down as publisher of Glasstire after over 18 years at the helm.

Rainey recently edited One Thing Well, a book about the Rice Gallery, to be published in fall 2021. She is currently working on a book about Texas art and writing for magazines.​

Rainey has spoken or written about arts journalism at Emory University, the USC Annenberg School, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, College Arts Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other places. She has also spoken about caregiving at Houston Methodist Hospital. She serves on the boards of directors of Glasstire and The Houston Seminar, and on the advisory boards of the Rice University School of Humanities and the UCross Foundation in Wyoming. She lives in Houston.

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