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Jon Eric Riis

Education

1967 B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1969 M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1970 Fulbright Grant, Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Selected Awards, Grants and Scholarships

Outstanding Student Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1969
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1974
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1977 (funding apprentice in tapestry studio)
Partners of the America’s Grant for study of textiles in Brazil, 1978
A.I.A. Award for Contributions of Art in Architecture, 1978
Special Award, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, 2001
Honorary Award, 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz, Poland, 2001
Master of the Medium Award in Fibers, Renwick Alliance, Washington DC, 2011

Selected Professional Organizations

Museum of Design-Atlanta, Founding member and Executive Board member 1989-1999
Advisory Committee, The Hand Weavers Guild of America 1990-present
Advisory Member, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance –present

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
American Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX

Selected Juror Panels

American Juror for the 11th Int’l Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz, Poland, 2004
American Juror for the 5th Int’l Textile ’05 Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2005

Selected Exhibitions

1998 “Contemporary Georgia Five: Five Perspectives”, GA Museum of Art, Athens, GA
1999 “Beadz”, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2001 “Karpit”, Int’l Tapestry Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2001 “The 10th Int’l Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz, Poland
2002 “Southeastern Craft Innovators”, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
2002 “Festival of Fiber”, Int’l Tapestry Exhibit, Beauvais, France
2002 “American Tapestry Biennial 4”, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada
2003 Triennial 9 Form and Contents, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany and the Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2003 “Representing Representation VI”, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY
2004 “By Hand in the Electric Age”, Textile Museum, Washington, DC
2005 Tournai Int’l Art Triennial, Ki Monologue Competition, Tournai, Belgium
2005 “Fiber: a New World View”, National Craft Gallery of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland
2005 Cheongju Int’l Craft Biennale, National Cheongju Museum, Cheongju City, Korea
2005 5th Int’l Kaunas Textile Biennial, National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
2005 “Edges of Grace- Uncommon Craft”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2005 “Kapit 2 Metamorphoses, Int’l Exhibition of Contemporary Tapestry, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
2006 “Wrapped in Color”, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2006 “Bridge 9”, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2006-2007 “One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2007-2009 “Craft In America : Expanding Traditions”, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; Int’l Museum, San Diego, CA; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; National Cowboy & Western Art Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2007 “Mode of Life Exhibition”, Cheongju Int’l Craft Biennale , Cheongju City, Korea
2007 “Private Pleasures”, Collecting Contemporary Textile Art, Textile Museum, Washington, DC
2008-2011 “Traditions/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art”, Atlanta History, Atlanta, GA; Kentucky Museum of Art, Louisville, KY; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Southern center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC; Sumter County Museum, Sumter, SC; Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS
2009 Solo Exhibition: Jon Eric Riis “Sourcing the World”, The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Sookmyung Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea
2010 Evoke Contemporary Gallery, “Representing the Nude”, Santa Fe, NM
2010 “Different Lines: Drawings by Craft Artists, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2010 Solo Exhibition: Jon Eric Riis “The Embellished Textile” Janina Monkute-Marks Museum, Kedainai, Lithuania. Sponsor: The American Center of the United States Embassy in Lithuania
2011 “ Contemporary Fiber Art: A Selection from the Permanent Collection”, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2010-2011 “Race, Sex, Politics and Religion, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL and Emory University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
2010 Solo Exhibition, “Oracles”, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
2011 Solo Exhibitions, Myrna Myers Gallery and the Galerie Chevalier, Paris, France

Upcoming

October 2011. Solo exhibition, Museum of Design-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA


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