Jean Koeller received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Wright State in 1982 and a MFA from Parsons School of Art and Design in 1987. She is an accomplished painter, with an enviable exhibition record of one-person exhibitions and a regular presence in group shows. Her work appears in many prominent regional collections, including that of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in Columbus and Kettering Hospital . The extraordinary quality of her work has been recognized by an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and two Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District Individual Artist Grants.
But Jean's expertise extends beyond painting and drawing. She is also the Visual Resource Curator at the University of Dayton where she has brought the collection from 2,000 to 75,000 slides. She is presently engaged in moving the collection into the digital age by initiating UD's first digital image data base and setting up a workable system for classroom use, including a training program. She serves informally as the local expert on digital imagery; whenever anyone has a question about programs, procedures or the all important issue of image quality the solution is always "call Jean!"
In addition to her two careers as painter and curator, Jean adds a third: teacher. She has taught drawing and painting at several local institutions and also in Study Abroad programs in France and Italy.