Erin McGrath Rieke
Abstract artist Erin McGrath Rieke's works are like painted canvas windows that allow viewers to peer directly into her heart and soul. Each work of art is a visual projection of a raw emotional state she experienced. Finding solace, comfort, freedom, and peace in the uncertainty of her own process, she revels in the unpredictable outcome welcomed by a blank canvas. Prompted by a wide range of music and focused on the process instead of the end result, each work 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 of singing, acting, and modeling in Chicago and New York, Erin focused her energies on visual art. Erin McGrath Rieke has exhibited in over thirty group shows throughout the Midwest. She has been a featured artist during dozens of live, interactive exhibits, installations and events throughout St. Louis and has had four solo exhibits in the past five years. Many of Erin's large scale abstract paintings hang in private, corporate, and retail locations across the country.