I contributed work from two recent projects, an excerpt of five prints from a larger series, ‘Get Stuck in Trees,’ and two pieces from an edition work of 20, ‘Beauty Piece‘ to the 2016 UIUC Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, IL.
Beauty Piece was mentioned in the December 12, 2016 Smile Politely review by Marika Christofides:
‘…Rachele Riley’s “Beauty Piece” is a collection of charming printed cards reading “This is beautiful” in different fonts, for the owner to leave wherever he or she finds beauty in everyday life. Whoever finds the card is then invited to see the world through the eyes of whoever left the card. While some of the art was more pessimistic, I appreciated “Beauty Piece’s” simple celebration of personal discovery…’
[featured to the right of my work, is Patrick Hammie, and in foreground, Steve Cartwright, and in room in background, Zina Saro-Wiwa]