Heath Rössler, a Cal State San Bernardino graduate student, will be featured in an exhibition, titled “Existential Flux,” in the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) Dutton Family Gallery on the university campus, April 5-18.

As an MFA candidate, she will exhibit a series of works completed for her thesis exhibition within the Studio Arts and Design program at CSUSB. A reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

Rössler explores ideas of existentialism, death and spirituality in different mediums and materials. Influenced by childhood and life experiences, she pulls from psychology, philosophy and other cultural practices related to these concepts. In an effort to transcend the burdens of the mind and the conditions of the body, all of her work is a means toward a creative and meditative space, in an attempt to grapple with the nature of things and the uncomfortable experiences that come with it.  

Rössler received two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and studio art at California State University, San Bernardino in 2015. She has been involved with the Community-based Art/Prison Arts Collective program at CSUSB since 2014, which provides access to art as rehabilitation for those incarcerated. Working through her own traumas and personal struggles, Rössler advocates art-making as a healing and restorative practice.


The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The only accredited art museum in San Bernardino, RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle and $3 on weekends.

The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at raffma.csusb.edu.


"I Am the Rat Queen," acrylic and oil on panel, by Heath Rössler, CSUSB master of fine arts candidate.

The full version of 'I Am the Rat Queen,' acrylic and oil on panel, by Heath Rössler, CSUSB master of fine arts candidate.