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Ricki Klages

Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming, Head and Professor of Art


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I paint from a desire for beauty and 'otherness'; of transcendent movements that still occur in dreams, memory and magic moments in nature.  I want to capture the sense of routine and ritual, the sublime with the mundane and how they can mix in equal parts.  





born: 1962, Stuttgart, Germany



University of New Mexico, MFA, 1993

University of New Mexico, MA with Distinction, 1991

University of Arizona, BFA 1984


selected awards/honors

Winner: Painting Award, Persona Arts Festival, International Juried Exhibition, The Rag Factory, London, England, 2011.  Full color catalog.

Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship, Visual Arts Fellowship Award  2008-2009

Baer Award in Painting, Wyoming Arts Council. Mark Masuoka, Director, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Denver, Juror. 2001

Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship, Visual Arts Fellowship Award.  1999 – 2000   


selected publications

"INPA International Painting Annual 3", International Exhibition in Print:  Juried Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013.

"INPA International Painting Annual", International Exhibition in Print:  Juried Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011.

"New American Paintings", Western Edition No. 60, Juried Publication, Fereshteh Daftari, Juror, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2005


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Into the Woods: Paintings by Ricki Klages, The View Gallery, Open Spaces Epping Forest, Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge; Chingford, City of London, England, 2015

Restless Traveler, Juried Solo exhibition, John Day Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2012

A Restless Traveler, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011

Un Viaggiatore Agitato: A Restless Traveler, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2007


selected group shows

Best of Wyoming, Invitational State Exhibition, Jackson Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming, Featured Artist on Poster/Newspaper, 2014

Self: An International Juried Exhibition of Women's Self-Portraiture, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, 2014

Fantastiske Figurationer, Invitational exhibition, Galerie Knud Grothe, 2920 Charlottenlund, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012

Sense of Place, Invitational State Exhibition, Nicolaysen Museum of Art, 2012



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