My work addresses the political hegemony of our culture through the psychological and theological worlds of inquiry. I situate myself as artist in the debate of what constitutes an intelligible life- one that is speakable, has meaning, and is valued.
I completed my MFA at Lesley University College of Art and Design and residencies at Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM, and Flash Powder Projects in Highlands, NC. My work has been exhibited throughout the country as well as featured in Fraction Magazine and Focal Point. The body of work Rite of Ordinary: Interior Indiana is in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute Gallery, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN.
Most recently, I furthered my social practice and research in the above debate as a political advisor and campaign manager for a Congressional race that drew national attention.
Website: http://www.ritakoehler.com/ Instagram: rita_koehler