About 

Each of Erin McGrath Rieke's curated productions and individual works of art are like delicate windows with intricate etchings that allow viewers to peer directly into her heart and soul.  Each exhibit Erin produces and work of art she creates is a visual projection of a raw emotional state she has experienced.  Finding solace, comfort, freedom, and peace in the uncertainty of her own process, she revels in the unpredictable outcome welcomed with each new project. Prompted by a wide range of music and focused on the process instead of the end result, each event and work of art exposes her to the world-and to herself. Erin was raised just outside Chicago and spent her formative years studying art, theater, and music. After seven years acting in New York and Chicago, Erin settled in St. Louis and began her career as an activist using the arts to facilitate change within her community.  Today, Erin McGrath Rieke is the Creative Director of Divinemoira Studio and the Visual Arts Ambassador to The Angel Band Project.

McGrath Rieke has exhibited her works of art in over thirty solo and group shows across the country and has produced dozens of interactive and group exhibitions utilizing creative expression to raise awareness to social issues.  McGrath Rieke is a published author and public speaker recognized for her knowledge on art, art as therapy, sexual assault awareness, and mental health issues.  

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SUMMARY

Experienced operations and creative production professional guiding the overall work produced by Divinemoira Studio. 

  • Manages the creative process from concept to completion
  • Translates marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
  • Works closely with multidisciplinary project teams
  • Leads and directs creative teams in the aspects of production and design implementation
  • Ensures visual communication and brand standards of our clients
  • Oversees client pitches and proposals
  • Oversees profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets
  • Meets with clients or upper management to explain campaign strategies and solutions
  • Reviews work, troubleshoots and provides feedback to creative teams
  • Remains actively involved in hiring and training creative staff
  • Manages and cultivates the career development of staff members, including designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers and artists

 

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 EXPERIENCE

Divinemoira Studio-Founder/Creative Director 2011-present

Responsible for all critical business operations activities including contract negotiation, project management, financial processes, human resource management, mentorship and the development, implementation and improvement of all company-wide policies, processes, procedures and workflows resulting in efficiencies across the creative, production and project management, client services and new business departments.

Angel Band Project-Visual Arts Ambassador 2013-present

The Angel Band Project is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing for survivors of sexual assault through music.

Responsible for facilitating visual art experiences in conjunction with music therapy programs to promote healing to the survivors of sexual  violence. Keynote speaker for public events. Soloist and musical contributor on benefit albums. Participant in the Virtual Choir.

K HALL Studios-Senior Account Executive  2011-2012

K. Hall Studio  is a  high quality, uniquely handcrafted home fragrance and personal care goods company based in the midwest that includes five brands and hundreds of products. K. Hall Studio’s core focus is on producing the highest quality products with unique and appealing fragrance and timeless packaging to an international client base.

Responsible for managing all North American corporate and boutique accounts including contract negotiation, order and shipment implementation, procedures, and client management. Played critical role in strategic planning for all new business opportunities. Implemented internal client management systems creating clear objectives, processes, and methods for tracking progress against set goals.

 

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Select Exhibits and Events:

Presenter: Spirits and Sparkles-St. Louis, MO

Producer/Artist: Turbulence Behind Tranquility Rotating Exhibit-St. Louis, MO

Speaker/Artist: Still I Rise-St. Louis, MO

Gallery Director/Artist: Lotus Carnival-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/Designer: Aria Rising-St. Louis, MO

Vocalist/Speaker/Artist: Soiree with the Angels-St. Louis, MO

Solo Artist: Local Flavor Market, Grant’s Farm-St. Louis, MO

Marketing Director: One Take at Messugah-St. Louis, MO

Guest Speaker: Stroll Against Silence-St. Louis, MO

Producer/Artist: Island Tropicale-Sarasota, FL

Vocalist: Virtual Choir-St. Louis, MO

Solo Artist: Within-Tampa, FL

Solo Artist-Beginnings-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/Artist: Believe-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/ Artist: Illumination-St. Louis, MO

Solo Artist: Mine-St. Louis, MO

Producer/Artist/Speaker: Unity: Art+Fashion+Benefit-St. Louis, MO

Curator/Artist: Grapeseed-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/Artist: Happy Everything-St. Louis, MO

Solo Artist: Power for the Angels-St. Louis, MO

Producer/Artist: Into the Light-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/Artist: Life is Beautiful-St. Louis, MO

Artist: Open Studios with the Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis, MO

Artist: Perfect Pair-St. Louis, MO

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Select Group Exhibits:

Artist: Evocation, Regional Arts Commission-St. Louis, MO

Artist: Open Studios with the Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis, MO

Artist: Mussgorsky in Reverse, Powell Symphony Hall, Art Saint Louis Juried Show, St. Louis, MO

Artist: Rejuvenate, Arterie Fine Art Gallery, Naperville, IL

Artist: HoHo Holiday Show, SOHA Studio and Gallery-St. Louis, MO

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Select Interactive Installations

Waterfall of St. Louis Stories, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, Gallery

Aria Rising (Rotating Exhibit)-2016-present

Lou Chalibre, Mission Taco Joint, St. Louis, Missouri-2016-present

Maizey on a Mission, Mission Taco Joint, St. Louis, Missouri-2015

Lady Godiva, Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri-2014

Baby I’m A Star, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri-2013

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Permanent Collections

REI Insurance Services, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Kenemco Group, Inc., SafeHouse of Seminole, The Angel Band Project Headquarters, Grapeseed, David and Ruth Thompson, Jim and Karen Shaughnessy, Sean and Rachel Ebeling, Sara Strum, Kevin and Maegan Lemp, Ann and Michael Stephens, Steven and Nancy Kramer, Christian and Bridget Ziegler, Claudia Mendiola and Brian Barnes, Alexis Styers, Dominic Marra, Thomas and Cathy Ernst.

Press:

Aria Rising, A Thought Provoking Installation | Naomi Dunn

St. Louis Fashion Calendar, St. Louis Post Dispatch | Debra Bass

Gazelle Magazine | Vicki Bennington

Gazelle Magazine | Vicki Bennington

Arts Speak: Q&A with Divinemoira Studio's Erin McGrath Rieke | Ladue News | Denise Kruse

One Art Form Inspires Another in 'Mussgorsky in Reverse' | St. Louis Post Dispatch | Sarah Bryan Miller

'Mine' Exhibit Closing Reception | St. Louis Magazine

Fine Art and Fine Dining Intertwine for Innovative Night at Grapeseed | St. Louis Magazine | Dillon Paul

'Food Glorious Food' Looks Good Enough to Eat | St. Louis Post Dispatch | Calvin Wilson

Breaking the Silence | HEC TV Today Magazine, May 2017 | Erin McGrath Rieke