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Trained in literature and entrepreneurship, Rainey is the founder of Glasstire, the online magazine of visual art in Texas. She named the site as an homage to an artwork by Robert Rauschenberg, and today, 18 years after she founded it, Glasstire's archive of 37,000 articles and events chronicle nearly two decades of the Texas visual art scene.
Last year Rainey announced that she would be stepping down as Publisher of Glasstire in June 2019. She recently concluded a "farewell tour" of Texas, speaking in numerous cities about the history of Glasstire, and her thoughts about living a good life in the age of Internet media.
She is currently co-editing a book about the Rice Gallery, which will be published in 2020.
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 lives in Houston.