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Jon Eric


Riis

Jon Eric Riis
Tapestry Artist
Atlanta, GA
2011 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Windgate Foundation.
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Informed by his research into the historical textiles of Pre-Columbian Peru, Imperial China, and Russian ecclesiastical vestments, tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis produces tapestries that are imbued with social content. One of his main forms is a “universal coat,” which he meticulously creates with metallic thread, silk, beads, and semi-precious stones. He often addresses socio-political content within the hidden, equally detailed interior of each piece.

Portrait photo courtesy the artist.

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  • Greed Tapestry Coat, 2007, woven metallic thread; photo credit Indianapolis Museum of Art