Ricki Klages

Ricki Klages was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and her MA and MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; University of Montana, Missoula, Montana; Epping Forest Museum, Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom; the Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, Galerie Knud Grothe, Copenhagen, Denmark and Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. She has received many awards in Juried exhibitions, including the jurors’ choice award from The Butler Institute of American Art, Baer Award in Painting from the Wyoming Arts Council, Best in Show from “Art and Language”, Highstown, New Jersey, and two Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Grants. She was featured in juried publications, “New American Paintings” and the “International Painting Annual 1”.

Ricki started teaching at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Art in 1995. She is the Head of the Department of Art, University of Wyoming.