Kari Rives

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Artist Statement

I have worked in various media, studying painting and glass at the School of The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, as well as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. My training held me accountable for honesty of purpose and demanded that I possess a truly critical eye toward the quality of my work – both  necessary for a lifetime in art. Animals play such an important part in many of our lives, and I have always been drawn to them: the way they express themselves, their shapes, and the fact that they almost always forgive.  Clay provides a great opportunity for expressive gesture, and I prefer to leave the evidence of my touch, moving quickly to maintain a sense of physicality and life breathing from my forms.  I aim to have my sculptures convey the energy and essence of the subjects they represent. In an uncertain and often scary world, I don’t feel the need to be confrontational through artwork; I would rather encourage empathy as opposed to alienation. See my work in these galleries or contact me for a studio visit.

See my work at Canyon Road Contemporary, Santa Fe Wilde Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale and Tucson Terzian Galleries, Park City  

Contact Information

Kari Rives


Studio Santa Fe, New Mexico website: karirives.com