Kuropatwa, Riki

Born in 1970 in Winnipeg, Riki now considers Edmonton home. Primarily a figurative painter, she also works in printmaking and drawing. Her work is often described as theatrical and has visual connections to Classical and Mannerist narrative paintings. Work that is accessible and invites the viewer to take an active role is a key feature. For the past several years Riki has been teaching pre-service teachers how to teach art at the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. She has exhibited her work in several galleries across Canada, and is in many private collections. Riki obtained her Masters of Fine Art from York University, her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, and her Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.