Erin McGrath Rieke
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.