About

Rachel Epp Buller is a feminist art historian printmaker book artist professor and mother of three. She holds a PhD in art history and an MFA in creative practice. Much of her artistic, written, and curatorial work has addressed the maternal body and feminist care in contemporary art contexts. Her current writing and artistic research explores slow practices, such as walking and stitching, with a particular focus on letter-writing as an act of relational care and a radical intervention into practices of academic scholarship. She privileges collaboration across disciplines and geographies, including her edited books Reconciling Art and Mothering (Ashgate / Routledge) and Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity (Demeter), and curatorial projects with staff at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita Art Museum, Kauffman Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, and Das Verborgene Museum. She has contributed essays to many edited collections, journals, and exhibition catalogues, and she reviews books and exhibitions for Woman’s Art Journal, Hyperallergic, and Journal of the Motherhood Initiative. She exhibits and speaks about her work internationally, including at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice / Universität der angewandte Kunst, Vienna / Mission Grafica, San Francisco / Flutgraben, Berlin / Upominki, Rotterdam / Ryerson University, Toronto / MASS MoCA / South Bank University, London. She is a Fulbright Scholar grant recipient, a regional coordinator of The Feminist Art Project, a board member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, and Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College (KS/US).

8 comments

  1. Hi Rachel,
    Thanks so much for getting in touch with me and your interest in the project. As a creative person myself, it is so exciting to learn about other artists, what they do and how they do it, and I would definitely like to collaborate with you on this project. I reviewed your website and absolutely love your print works and how your mind just seems to wander through each piece. Plus, I can really identify with your journey as an artist and a mama. 🙂
    If you are interested in being featured, I need a few things from you:

    – Please send three photos (preferably one of you, two of your work) to the email address i left above. Try to choose clear, interesting photos.

    – Please answer the following questions (doesn’t have to be in order, just try to send me something that covers these bases):

    *Name/Location
    *Education
    *Current City/Hometown
    *Tell me about your work in one sentence.
    *Describe your normal day. What would your *ideal* day be like?
    *What are your passions?
    *What are your goals?
    *Who are your creative influences?
    *Are there any other relevant experiences that shaped who you are today and what you do?
    *Is there anyone (celebrity, dead, alive, in your life) that you really look up to as an inspiration?
    *What motivates you on a daily basis? Do you have a “guilty pleasure” that you can’t miss out on to get you going?
    *What’s your working style? Do you work for 12 hours straight nonstop, or do you take lots of breaks?
    *What are your websites/social networking links?

    Please become a follower of my blog and a fan on my FB fan page and we will both spread the word when your feature runs!

    Thanks, and I look forward to learning more about you through your interview.

    Gina Dunn

    follow my art blog:
    http://utopiapkwyarts.blogspot.com/

  2. Hello Rachel! I haven’t had a chance to speak with you during our Artist Inc. seminars, but I hope to in the future. So far, I have found everyone very interesting. Even though my website is still waiting to be updated, I have listed above.

  3. Dear Rachel,
    I would love to intersect with you. I write, produce and publish in the prairie of motherhood and creativity. It is such a pleasure to find you here. I run a blog series on the topic called Out of the Mouths of Babes at my website and produce an event for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers by the same title. What may interest you most is the book I published last year, An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood A Voice. I will follow your writing on this site and track down your book. xo Suzi

    • Suzi, thanks much for getting in touch! I’m following your blog now. Would love to work with you at some point so let’s keep in touch. Best- Rachel

  4. Rachel, I just finished my MFA thesis and exhibition focusing on Illuminating the Bad Mother in Contemporary Art. Your book, Reconciling Art and Mothering was one of the seminal works used in my research. Just want to thank you including alternate representations of motherhood by female artists. You gave me the courage to research contemporary maternal issues and to present my art as a challenge to the good mother myth.

    Ginger Cook

    • Ginger, thank you for getting in touch with me! I appreciate hearing from you and it is gratifying to know that my work has been important to you. If your work is online somewhere, do let me know. Best – Rachel

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