Kylie Rieke

Exhibit

January 16 – February 28, 2020

SMAC Gallery

509 W Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258
(Mailing address: PO Box 55)

 

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Kylie Rieke

“Trees have a way of showing up in my artwork and it’s hard to explain why. Perhaps it’s their symbolism: family, community, environment, seasons, etc. Or maybe it’s how they manage to be useful in so many ways and ask nothing in return. Or maybe it’s because I am constantly in awe of their size, strength and history. But I think more than anything else I love their beautiful shapes. For a while I tried to fight the urge to create them in clay because I prefer ceramic pieces that I can use for everyday life. But this past year I allowed myself to let go and let my hands create what they wanted.

 

All of the artwork in this show has been created on the potters’ wheel. I love pottery because the creation process is as mesmerizing as the finished piece.”

Kylie Rieke is a ceramic artist who lives and works on her family farm near Fairfax, Minnesota. She is currently employed as a Production Potter for the Clay Coyote Pottery Studio in Hutchinson. She volunteers her time painting murals in local public schools, and was commissioned to paint a mural for the Fairfax Municipal Swimming Pool in 2019. Kylie is a founding member of the T-Bird Community Arts Board and currently serves as the Vice President. In 2018 she was awarded a Developing Artist Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. Kylie served in the Peace Corps El Salvador for two years, where she incorporated art into projects focused on general health and sanitation. She graduated from Augsburg University in 2001 with a B.A. in Studio Art.

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