Ada Koch sees the sketch as the most direct insight to an aritist’s style and vision. She sees the sketch as a moment that is uninhibited by the future critique and judgment of the artist and audience. With this in mind, Koch approaches classical 3-D sculpture and monuments through sketch.
“The freedom of my impressions of theses striking structures is meant to impart my passion in providing a quick emotional awakening where details are elaborated only fully enough to capture the full, dimensional quality of the moment.”
Koch studied art in Washington, D.C. and Chicago and later studied under David De Rousseau. She studied individually in Paris and Rome, and is invited regularly to the Biennale Internazionale in Florence, Italy. She was recently invited to the premier of the Effetto in Merido, Mexico as part of the United Nations Dialogue Among Civilizations. She teaches at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Holy Name School, and is a board emmeber of the Kansas City Artists Coalition. Koch was the founder of Open Studios KC.