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.
A native of Knoxville, TN, Riesing now teaches in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in western NY, where she also maintains a studio practice. Katarina received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.