Gail Rieke is an internationally recognized collage/ assemblage/ installation artist and teacher who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, painter Zachariah Rieke. She shows her work at her home/ studio/ gallery by appointment as well as at museums, galleries, and art centers. Gail received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from University of Florida at Gainesville. Her artwork is represented in the permanent collections of museums and institutions and is placed in many private collections as well. In the year 2000, she and Zachariah had a retrospective at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
Gail has taught at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida; the University of Alberta Edmonton in Alberta, Canada; and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the US, she has presented workshops and lectures at various venues including the San Francisco Center for the Book in California, Penland School in North Carolina, and Haystack School in Maine.
Internationally in 2014, she taught Artist as Traveler at Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. In 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2018 she taught at Maison Conti, Montmirail, France. She also taught in Kyoto, Japan in 2010 and in 2019 and in Alamos, Mexico 2008. She was a guest lecturer at the Cheongju International Biennale in Korea in October 2007 where she was invited to display two of her travel journals. She has received a Western States Arts Federation Grant and a one month residency in Venice from the Emily Harvey Foundation in 2015.