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Meet Erin

Erin McGrath Rieke

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Erin McGrath Rieke is an experienced operations and creative production professional, championing creative interactive projects and events that facilitate social awareness and positive change. Thriving in challenging situations, delivering under pressure and meeting deadlines, Erin strives to be a leader and motivator of multi-disciplined teams. Erin McGrath Rieke develops strategy and planning for successful complex projects, with solid budget and schedule management skills. She is a self motivator with a strong drive and dedication to success. Erin is passionate about innovative and engaging creativity that promotes education, awareness, and hope.

PRODUCER / DESIGNER / ARTIST

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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SELECTED: FILM / TELEVISION / THEATER / VOCAL

Televsion Interview: Stl TV: Into the Light

Television Interview: Stl TV: Into the Light

Television Interview: Stl TV: Unity: Art+Fashion+Bene

Independent Short Film: Angel Band Project: One Voice

Independent Short Film: Angel Band Project: Virtual Choir

Television: ChicagoLand Style Seasons 2,3,4 (Host), Channel 12 WTN, Director Jennifer Dogget

Television: This is Chicago: The Holiday Special (Host), Channel 12 WTN, Director Jennifer Dogget

Television: ChicagoLand Style (Model), Channel 12 WTN, Director Jennifer Doggett

Film: While You Were Sleeping (Girl with Plant), Hollywood Pictures, Director Jon Charles Turteltaub

Off Broadway: Enigma (She), The Actor’s PlayHouse, Director Peter Sklar

Off Broadway: Forgotten Souls (Fanny), The Actor’s PlayHouse, Director Peter Sklar

Regional: Evita (Ensemble, Peron’s Mistress Understudy), Full Circle Theater, Director Karen Skinner

Regional: Grease (Sandy), PlayHouse 111, Director Ronnie Rohrback

Regional: Once Upon a Mattress (Princess Winnefred), Playhouse 111, Director Ronnie Rohrback

St. Louis: One Voice (Choir), Edward Jones Corporate Headquarters, Soiree with the Angels, Director Courtney Ardnt

St. Louis: Start Living (Solo), Majorette, Soiree with the Angels, Accompanied by Heather Lawyer (Vocals) and Dave Drebes (Piano)

St. Louis: Start Living (Solo) Maryville University, Stroll Against Silence, Accompanied by Heather Lawyer (Vocals) and Dave Drebes (Piano)

St. Louis: Start Living (Solo), Phat Buddha Productions, Accompanied by Heather Lawyer (Vocals) and Dave Drebes (Piano)

Gasparilla Island: Wedding Song (Solo), Gasparilla Inn, Accompanied by Cassidy Rieke (Vocals), Bridget Ziegler (Vocals), Eileen McGrath (Vocals) and Kevin McGrath (Piano)

Sarasota: Wedding Song (Solo) MacDaddy Productions, Accompanied by Kevin McGrath (Piano)

SELECTED: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS / EXHIBITIONS / PRODUCTIONS

Emcee: Spirits and Sparkles, Private Event-St. Louis, MO

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

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

Producer/Speaker/Artist/Designer/Program Manager: Aria Rising-University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

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

Solo Artist: Local Flavor Market Presents Erin McGrath Rieke of Divinemoira Studio, Grant’s Farm-St. Louis, MO

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

Producer/Artist: Island Tropicale Private Cocktail Party and Exhibit-Sarasota, FL

Solo Artist-Beginnings Private Cocktail Party and Exhibit-St. Louis, MO

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

Creative Director/ Artist: Illumination Group Exhibit and Trunk Show-St. Louis, MO

Solo Artist: Mine Exhibit-St. Louis, MO

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

Curator/Artist: Grapeseed-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/Artist: Happy Everything Digital Exhibit and Private Viewing Party-St. Louis, MO

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

Producer/Artist: Into the Light Juried Exhibit and Fundraiser for Art Education-St. Louis, MO

Creative Director/Artist: Life is Beautiful Exhibit and Fundraiser for Art Education-St. Louis, MO

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

Artist: Perfect Pair Exhibit-St. Louis, MO

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SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

Artist: Graphic Relief, Awakenings Foundation Gallery-Chicago, IL

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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 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri-2016-present

Maizey on a Mission, Mission Taco Joint Delmar, 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, Nora’s, 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, Renee Schreiber, Nicole and Shannon Umfleet, April Johnston, Tasha Kravchenko, Nancy and Erik Sundbloom, Mary and Richard Skorepa,

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