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Working with dye, embroidery, and silk, Katarina Riesing fragments the human body in humorous and awkward ways. Close-ups of lingerie and sexualized body parts feel deeply personal, even as the figures may be unidentifiable. Her small paintings confront with individually painted hairs and moles, while the painstaking embroidery adds a subtle decoration. 

Katarina Riesing was born in Knoxville, TN and lives and works in Alfred, NY, where she also teaches at Alfred University. She received a BA from Smith College, Northampton, MA, and an MA and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Solo exhibitions include Seligmann Center for the Arts, Chester, NY, SoHo20 Gallery, NY, and group exhibitions include Kristin Lorello Gallery, NY, New Discretions, NY, Field Projects, NY, Spring/Break NY, and Bertrand Productions, Philadelphia, PA. She has been awarded residencies at Saltonstall, Cite International des Arts Residency, Paris, Icelandic Textile Center, Vermont Studio Center, and New York Artist Residency and Studio Foundation (NARS). Riesing was also featured in the exhibition "Ariadne Unraveling" at Asya Geisberg Gallery in June 2019.

Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

OK, 2018

Dye, embroidery, and puff paint on raw silk

20h x 16.50w in
50.80h x 41.91w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Hug, 2019

Dye and embroidery on raw silk

18h x 23w in
45.72h x 58.42w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Striped Skirt, 2019

Dye and embroidery on raw silk

19h x 18w in
48.26h x 45.72w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Red Lace, 2018

Dye and embroidery on raw silk

32.50h x 24.75w in
82.55h x 62.87w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

White V, 2019

Dye, puff paint, acrylic and embroidery on raw silk

20h x 15.50w in
50.80h x 39.37w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Grabby 2, 2019

Dye on silk crepe de chine

20h x 19.50w in
50.80h x 49.53w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Disco Fever, 2019

Dye and embroidery on raw silk

18h x 17.50w in
45.72h x 44.45w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Sheer, 2019

Dye on silk crepe de chine

20h x 21.50w in
50.80h x 54.61w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Big Bend, 2019

Dye and embroidery on raw silk

50.50h x 38.50w in
128.27h x 97.79w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

True Love, 2019

Dye on raw silk

20h x 17w in
50.80h x 43.18w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Red Floral, 2019

Dye and embroidery on silk crepe de chine

22h x 18.50w in
55.88h x 46.99w cm

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Painting by Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing

Cardi, 2019

Dye and embroidery on raw silk

18h x 18w in
45.72h x 45.72w cm

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