The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Emily Kohser

Paper Sukha


Emily is a graduate of  Capital University and she works in medicine, so art is not her day job!  She is a self taught mixed media artist who is currently working mainly in sculpting insect-like figures, and branches with suspended organic forms in paperclay over full armature, and using handmade papers, gouache, watercolor, markers, and pastel to illuminate wings and bodies.  The sculptures can be both hung and free standing.  It is extremely important to the  artist that the pieces appear lively and not too scientific!  Her work is in private collections across the country.

Artist Statement

I live in the beautiful Ohio Valley where I find continuous inspiration in my gardens, swinging from large shade trees and lying in flowing grassy fields. Always drawn to whimsy, I delight in finding an interesting stone or discarded cicada shell.  Yoga and meditation have been pivotal in helping me find my creative voice.  Suka in sanskrit conveys a feeling of ease, bliss and a “good space.” I chose the name Paper Sukha to represent my art offerings because it encompasses my vision of what art should be; not too forced or contrived, it should make you happy, and it should always come from your “good space.”  I believe that art doesn’t have to be large or expensive to be relevant or treasured.  I believe that you should exchange or donate more than you sell, and that the private creative practice that you do for yourself everyday is the most important work that you will ever do. 

From my “Good Space” to yours!  Emily