I am on my way to DC to receive the Master’s of the Medium award from the Renwick Alliance.
“Jon Eric Riis, fiber/tapestry
Jon Eric Riis, from Atlanta, Ga., is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist who has exhibited his hand-woven tapestries throughout Europe and Asia. He attempts to push the tapestry genre, as he investigates issues of identity, life and the human condition. He also looks at the notions of beauty using myths and historic textiles as points of departure. In many of his tapestry works, he utilizes precious materials such as metallic and silk thread, often with added embellishments of freshwater pearls, crystal and coral beads.
He is a member of the James Renwick Alliance.”