Kari Rives


Santa Fe, New Mexico
110 Lovato Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87505
email: kari1000@msn.com


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine 1982

School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University, Boston: B.S.Ed


"Celebration of Clay: Perspectives" Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos New Mexico. Jurors award 2020.

"The Red Show", Core New Art Space, juried by Michael Paglia, Denver 2019

"Seven States Biennial 2019", touring USAO, Museum of the Red River, and Goddard Center, Oklahoma. Award from juror Bert Seaborn.

"Eleventh Annual Beyond the Brickyard Juried Exhibition" juried by sculptor Sunkoo Yuh, Archie Bray Foundation, 2019 in Helena, Montana.

"Brought to Life - Expressionist Sculptures" at Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, 2018

"Workhouse Clay International 2018", Lorton Virginia. Juror Eva Kwong.

"UnWedged" at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, 2018. Julia Galloway juror

"Happiness - Celebration of Joy with Kari Rives and Dena Tollefson", two women showing at Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 2017 Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Texas National 2017” at Stephen F. Austin University, Texas. Awarded second prize by juror Benito Huerta.

"Personals", Skowhegan Exhibition Space, New York City 2017. Installation of small objects by 100 Alumni.

“Southern Miss Ceramics National” October 2016, University of Southern Mississippi. Juried by Brian Harper, professor at Indiana University Southeast and founder of Artaxis.org.

“Rare Earth - National Ceramics Exhibit”, October 2016, Cabrillo College, California. Juried by Kirk Delman, Collections manager Scripps College.

"Kindness" solo show, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 2016, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Conversations in Clay" Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Awarded honors, 2015.

"Three Women of the West" at Terzian Galleries, Park City 2015.

"Cupid's Arrow" Wheelhouse Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Juried by Bruce Helander, 2015.

"Monumental Ideas: Intimate Scale" Rivercampus Gallery, Southeast MIssouri State University. Juried by Benjie Heu, professor of Ceramics, 2015.

"Off the Cuff" Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 2015.

"20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition", 2014, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas. Awarded honors by juror Leopold Foulem.

"Contemporary Clay 2014 - 5th Biennial Exhibit", Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado. Jim Romberg juror.

Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, "Circus" ArtFeast Santa Fe, invited artist, 2013.

"New Mexico Art in Public Places Purchase Initiative", chosen as a finalist, 2013.

"Visions in Clay 2013" LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, juried by Peter Held.

"15th Annual National Contemporary Exhibition 2013" Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado. Juried by Joellyn Duesberry.

"We Who Are Clay" Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Winner of the Viewer's Choice Award, 2013.

"Ceramacom" 2013, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, California. Juried by Elaine Henry.

"Handle With Care" 2012, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics" 2012 Santa Fe, NM, curated by Jane Sauer, Linda Ganstrom, Clark Baughan, James Marshall.

"S,M,L" 2012, Rift Gallery, New Mexico.

"Elements" Exhibit of Ceramic and Glass Art, 2012, Santa Fe Community Gallery,  Santa Fe, New Mexico .

“Ink & Clay 38” 2012, Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona, California, juried by Carol Sauvion.

“Beauty in the Beast” 2012, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

“Feats of Clay XXIV” 2011, Lincoln Arts Center, California, Donna Billick juror, merit awarded by patron.

“University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Competition” 2011 Dallas and Wichita Falls, received honors as awarded by juror Cynthia Briggle.

“In House” 2009, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Embrace” 2009, Infinite Grace Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“The Golden Gap” 2008, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Our Fine Friends” 2008, Gallery 284, El Dorado, New Mexico.

“Broken/Repaired” 2007, Rift Gallery, Rinconada, New Mexico.

“From the Ground Up XXlll” 2007, Las Cruces Museum of Art.

“Ceramics Biennial Exhibition” 2006, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Mary Barringer juror.

“Black and White” 2006 Rift Gallery, Dixon, New Mexico.

“Sprong” 1987, The Basement Gallery, Boston.

“Newton Festival of the Arts Invitational Exhibit” 1986, Newton Arts Center, Boston.

“New England Open” 1985, The Grove Street Gallery, Worcester MA.

Arts and Crafts Society, 1978-1979, Boston.


Terzian Gallery, Park City, Utah

Wilde Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale and Tucson

Canyon Road Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico


“Nature Inspired - Animal Edition” 2016 Volumes I and II

Los Alamos Monitor, Diversions 2012 :Beauty in the Beast"

Lark Publications “500 Judaica” 2010

Ceramics: Art and Perception, 2008 “With Breath: The Clay Work of Kari Rives”

Lark Publications “500 Animals in Clay” 2006, juried by Joe Bova

Rio Grande Sun Arts, 2006 “’Spot’ a Black and White Show”

Albuquerque Journal North, 2006 “From Serene and Clean to Down and Funky”

Certificate of Distinction, “Creativity” Art Direction magazine, 1992

Worcester Magazine, 1985 “Grove Street’s ‘Unsanctified’ Open”