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Portrait of Katarina Riesing

ALFRED — Razor Burn, an exhibit of the artwork of Katarina Riesing, Assistant Professor of Foundations in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, is on display at the Aysa Geisberg Gallery, 537 W. 23rd St., New York City.

It is Riesing’s first solo exhibition in New York and features paintings on stretched silk and colored pencil drawings, suffused with “laborious detail and rich material.”

Riesing, a native of Knoxville, TN, received her BA from Smith College and an MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including the Seligmann Center for the Arts, Chester, NY; the Kristin Lorello Gallery, NY; New Discretions, NY; and Bertrand Productions, Philadelphia, PA. She has been awarded residencies at Saltonstall; Cite International des Arts Residency, the Icelandic Textile Center, and the Vermont Studio Center.

She joined the faculty of Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in 2014.

In announcing Razor Burn, the Aysa Geisberg Gallery praises “the delicacy, sensuality, and opulence” of Riesing’s art, adding Riesing “has reinvigorated our relationship to the body: its folds and contortions, its bumpy topographies and filigreed coverings.”

Razor Burn will be on display through Feb. 15.