Kirsten Riley

Kirsten has a theatrical background. She was a founder member of Playwrights East and has acted, directed and taught Speech and Drama. She has always been fascinated by the way art is used as a means of expression and has spent many years encouraging and eliciting this in some form or another. About 18 years ago she began to sculpt and work with clay exploring a new medium in order to enhance her own means of expression and creative instinct. She took a City and Guilds course in Creative Techniques and exhibited and sold her work. This led to painting and a diploma course at Anteros in Norwich and many other courses in drawing and painting in different mediums. She now has a studio in the centre of Norwich surrounded by a community of artists and continues to create, exhibit and sell her work.

The Themes that inspire her are the changing and challenging outside world and her own inner world. It is often the ebb and flow of life and how it has formed and effected her and her own subconscious that she is reflecting on and exploring through her art.

She works freely in mixed media and is often led by the process, layering and stripping back, adding and subtracting, working on several pieces at once in a call and respond practice. She feels there is some alchemy involved when the work takes over and evolves.

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PAST EVENTS
April 2011, Norfolk Open Studios Taster Exhibition. The Forum, Norwich
May/June 2011, Open Studios at ‘Old Hall’ South Burlingham with Margaret Steward
June 2011, Golden Gardens, Norwich
September 2011, Art Unequalled, Ely
December 2011, Artist and Makers Craft Fair, Wymondham
December 2011, Open exhibition, Strangers Gallery, Itteringham
February 2012 ,Norfolk
April 2012, Norfolk Open Studios Taster Exhibition
May /June 2012, Open Studios 96a King Street, Norwich Anteros Christmas event Norwich
December 2012, St Margaret’s Artists Christmas Fair
April 2013, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios Taster Exhibition, the Forum, Norwich
April 2013, Contemporary Art exhibition with Jenny Goater, Lynn Hutton, Mike Webb, Jane West: Longs Farm Palgrave, Diss
May/June 2013, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studio 96a.King Street, Norwich
July 2013, Exhibition at the Narthex, Norwich
December 2013, Christmas at Longs Farm with Jane West, Lynn Hutton, Mike Webb, Jenny Goater and others
December 2013, ‘we are handmade’ at Old Spitalfields Market.
March 2014, Open Studios Taster Exhibition at the Forum in Norwich
May/June 2014, Open Studios at 118 Vincent Road Norwich
July 2014, Summer Exhibition at the Narthex, Norwich
August/September 2014 , Caper Art Exhibition at the Fairhurst Gallery, Bedford Street, Norwich
April 2015, Open Studios Taster Exhibition at the Forum in Norwich
May/June 2015, Open Studios at 118 Vincent Road Norwich
Nov/Dec 2016, Arts and Crafts Collective Winter Exhibition, St Margaret’s Church, Norwich
May – June 2016, Hoveton Hall Gardens sculpture trail
May – June 2016, Discovering Palgrave – Sculpture trail and exhibition
December 2016, Arts and Crafts Collective Winter Exhibition, St Margaret’s Church Norwich
April 2018, Anteros Arts Diploma final exhibition
April 2018, Open Studios taster exhibition at the forum Norwich
May/June 2018, Open Studios at Anteros with fellow diploma artists
September 2018, Stuston Lodge Art Exhibition Diss Suffolk
April 2019, Spring Art Show: The Forum, Norwich
May 2019, Open Studios Taster Exhibition at the Forum, Norwich
June 2019, Open Studios Studio St Mary’s House, Norwich
August 2019, September 2019, Creative Working Lives Group Exhibition St Margarets Church, Norwich
September 2019, Art Norfolk Group exhibition at the Forum Norwich
June 2020, Belated Spring Art Show, Norwich
September 2020, Pop up exhibition HUBBUB group exhibition at St. Mary’s House, Norwich.

Forthcoming exhibitions:

June 2021 Art Norfolk Group Exhibition at the forum Norwich
Open Studios HUBBUB group exhibition at St Mary’s House Norwich September 2021
Colorida Art Gallery, Portugal January/February 2022

Disentangling a Dream

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Metal frame
52 x 42cm

£300.00

Visceral Vibe

2021
Mixed media on paper
Framed: Wooden block frame
85 x 49cm

£300.00

Swimming Through

2019
Mixed media collage
Paper on board
Framed: Orange metal frame
42 x 45cm

£210.00

Flooded Landscape

2017
Mixed media collage
Framed: White frame
35 x 46cm

£200.00

The Invisible Thread

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Face to Face

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Caught in the Current

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

In Her Stride

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Tarantella

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Citrus Trek

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Powerplay

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Heartfelt

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Circus

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

Ramifications

2020
Mixed media on board
Framed: Painted white wooden tray frame
35 x 35cm

£230.00

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