Jon Eric Riis

born Park Ridge, IL 1945
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Active in
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • American


High Fiber
March 11, 2005July 9, 2005
High Fiber illustrates the diversity of contemporary art created with fiber and presents many of the important milestones of the American fiber art movement, from the mid 20th century when artists began to explore fibers fully as an expressive medium to the present. The exhibition includes a variety of objects—quilts, baskets, tapestry, and sculpture among others—by artists such as Anni Albers, Lia Cook, Ed Rossbach, Jon Eric Riis, and Claire Ziesler. "High Fiber" is the fifth exhibition in a series that surveys the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft collection by specific medium or craft category.