Rachel Epp Buller

Professor, Visual Arts and Design, Bethel College (KS/US)

Rachel Epp Bulleris a visual artist, feminist art historian, professor, and mother of three. Her artistic, scholarly, and curatorial projects often address these intersections, focusing on the maternal body and feminist care in contemporary art contexts. Her books include Reconciling Art and Mothering (2012); Mothering Mennonite (2013), co-edited with Kerry Fast; and Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity (2019), co-edited with Charles Reeve. Her current research-creation project is on listening as artistic method in contemporary art. She is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, first as a researcher at the Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in 2011, and then as a Canada Research Chair in Arts and Humanities at the University of Alberta in 2022. She has exhibited her artwork in solo and group exhibitions in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, and Italy, and in 2016 she curated and wrote the exhibition catalogue for the first-ever retrospective of German artist Alice Lex-Nerlinger, hosted by Das Verborgene Museum in Berlin. She is a board member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art (US), a regional coordinator of The Feminist Art Project (international), and Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College (KS/US).