Gail Rieke is an internationally recognized collage/ assemblage/ installation artist and teacher who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, painter Zachariah Rieke. She shows her work at her home/ studio/ gallery by appointment as well as at museums, galleries, and art centers.
Gail received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from University of Florida at Gainesville. Her artwork is represented in the permanent collections of museums and institutions including the New Mexico Museum of Art, The Albuquerque Museum, The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Nebraska, and The Santa Fe Institute. Her artwork is placed in many private collections as well. In the year 2000, she and Zachariah had a retrospective at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Gail has taught at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida; the University of Alberta Edmonton in Alberta, Canada; and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the US, she has presented workshops and lectures at various venues including the San Francisco Center for the Book in California, Vero Beach Center for the Arts in Florida, Penland School in North Carolina, Split Rock Arts Program in Minnesota, and Haystack School in Maine.
Internationally in 2014, she taught Artist as Traveler at Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. In 2012 and 2010 she taught at Maison Conti, Montmirail, France. She also taught in Kyoto, Japan in 2010. She has presented traveling journal workshops in Kyoto 2005 and 2007, rural Japan 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014, Thailand and Laos 2006, Laos and Cambodia in 2013, and Alamos, Mexico 2008. She was a guest lecturer at the Cheongju International Biennale in Korea in October 2007 where she was invited to display two of her travel journals.