Koller has been creating art for a number of years. After discovering
the joy of creating art while earning humanities credits towards
her bachelors degree in sociology, she went on to pursue her new
found love (art) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
and later to earn her MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
For a number of years, Koller's primary source of artistic creation
was performance for which she earned a bit of local notoriety while
living in Chicago and later in Albany. For the past few years,
she had been creating mixed media works on paper. Her process is
time intensive. The work is created in layers with each one requiring
drying time. However, these layers are each made rapidly with a
large variety of materials. This method of working has an interesting
rhythm much like a thunderstorm with periods of silence in between
the loud claps.
1965 in Wisconsin.