Artist Rik Nelson's Portfolio of
Fantastic Fish Fabricated from Post-Consumer Recyclables

Rik Nelson


EDUCATION

MA Creative Writing, Eastern Washington University, 1978
BA Art, BA English, Whitworth College, 1972
Central Washington University, 1965-68


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Rik Nelson Re-Purposed (A Mini-Retrospective), CenterPlace Gallery, City of Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
2008 River/Sky, CenterPlace Gallery, City of Spokane Valley, Spokane Valley, WA
2006 New Quilts: In The Post-Consumer Tradition, Artisans' Wares Gallery, Spokane, WA
2005 Dam: Reflections On The Waste Stream, Corner Gallery, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2004 Sanctuary, Kohler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
2004 Sirens (for Kurt Vonnegut), The Catacombs, Spokane, WA
2001 Piece By Piece, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Inland Craft Invitational
, Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA
Art on the Green
, Citizens Council for the Arts, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Artfest, NW Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Mass Consumption, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

2007
Art on the Green
, Citizens Council for the Arts, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Artfest, Museum of Arts & Culture w/Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA

2006
Take. Eat. Serials
, Chase Gallery, City Hall, Spokane, WA
Inspirations from the Forest, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum, Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, Leavenworth, WA
Artfest, Museum of Arts & Culture w/Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA
Yuletide Juried Show, Huneke Gallery, Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA

2005
Whitworth Faculty Show, Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA

2004
The River and the Great Gorge Park
, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2003
Sustainable Connections
, City Space Gallery, City of Seattle, King County and the Design Resource Institute, Bank of America Tower, Seattle, WA
Showing Our Metal, Third Street Gallery at City Hall, Moscow, Moscow, ID
35th Annual Art On The Green Juried Show, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
46 th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY2003
Juried Art Exhibit
, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR

2002
4th Annual Art In Port Townsend Juried Show
, Fort Worden Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
34 th Annual Art On The Green Juried Show, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg, PA
Westmoreland Arts National Exhibit '02, Founders Hall, Westmoreland County CC, Youngwood, PA
Annual Juried Regional Show, Allied Arts Association, Richland, WA
America The Beautiful: A Commentary In Quilts, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
Gallery Artists' Show, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
Works From The Heart, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA

2001
Rik Nelson & Janet Still, Lynnwood Library Gallery, Lynnwood, WA
Annual July National Exhibition, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC
Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibit, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR
All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
Raw Space Exhibition, City Terminal Gallery, Spokane, WA
Works From The Heart, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA

2000
Off The Bed And Onto The Wall, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
33 rd Annual Art On The Green Juried Show, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Works From The Heart, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
Trashformations: Recycled Materials in Contemporary Arts & Culture, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK; Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO


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