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Rachel Epp Buller

  • Associate professor of visual arts and design / Director of Regier Art Gallery
  • Education:
  • B.A., Art, History, German, Bethel College, 1996
  • M.A., Art History, University of Kansas, 1998
  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Kansas, 2004
  • M.F.A., TransArt Institute, 2019


About Rachel: Rachel Epp Buller maintains a dual critical and creative practice as an art historian and printmaker/book artist. Much of her practice focuses on intersections of art and the maternal. She publishes, curates exhibitions and lectures internationally on the maternal body in contemporary art. Her books include Reconciling Art and Mothering (Ashgate Publishing) and Mothering Mennonite (Demeter Press). Her most recent book, Alice Lex-Nerlinger: Fotomonteurin und Malerin (Photomontage Artist and Painter) (Lukas Verlag), is the product of a Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin. Thanks also to the financial support of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the Berlin Hauptstadtkulturfond, she had the opportunity to curate the first-ever retrospective of Lex's work, exhibited at Das Verborgene Museum in Berlin in 2016. In her teaching role at Bethel College, she emphasizes active learning experiences, regularly inviting visiting artists to conduct hands-on workshops with students and working with museum colleagues in the area to provide additional learning opportunities for studio art and art history students. She is also regional coordinator of the Feminist Art Project.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.