Eric-Paul Riege (Diné) is a weaver and fiber artist who works in collage, performance, installation, woven sculpture, and wearable art. Using weaving as both means and metaphor to tell hybrid tales that interlace stories from Diné spirituality with his own interpretations and belief systems, he envisions his artworks as animate and mobile. His practice pays homage and links him to generations of weavers in his family that aid him in generating spaces of sanctuary.
Riege’s recent solo exhibitions include Hammer Projects: Eric Paul Riege at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2022–2023) and Hólǫ́—it xistz at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (2019). His recent group exhibitions include Indian Theater: Native Art, Performance, and Self-Determination Since 1969 at Bard College’s Hessel Museum of Art (2023), the Prospect.5 Triennial in New Orleans (2022), the Toronto Biennial of Art (2022), Larger than Memory at the Heard Museum in Phoenix (2020), and SITElines Biennial presented by Site Santa Fe (2018). Riege will be the High Desert Test Sites inaugural fellow starting in October 2023. He holds a BFA in Art Studio and Ecology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Riege is born to the Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water and Towering House clans. He was born and is based in Na’nízhoozhí, Gallup, New Mexico.