Eric-Paul Riege

2022 Program & Exhibition Artist

Eric-Paul Riege (Diné, born in 1994, Na’nízhoozhí / Gallup, USA) creates woven sculptures, wearable art and durational performances that celebrate his existence and spirituality. These works express his philosophies of sanctuary, harmony and interconnection. Also important is a Hózhó-Diné philosophy that encompasses beauty, balance and goodness in all things physical and mental and its bearing on everyday experience. Eric-Paul’s work, which he describes as being “encompassed in the threads of weaving and life,” creates an immersive and charged space influenced by his homes, ceremonies and rituals from his past, future and present selves.

Participated in the “Rabbit Hole: Pod Theory” Residency, 2020.

Exhibit #15

Eric-Paul Riege at Small Arms Inspection Building

Eric-Paul Riege creates woven sculptures, wearable art, and durational performances that directly link him to generations of makers and women weavers in his family. Inheritance and ideas of material faith figure into his decidedly matriarchal practice. His new installation, a home for Her, is a year-long project drawn from a collection of looms and weavings […]


2001-2011, kwe’é díí shighan ńt’ę́ę́, i wonder what this Key opens now?

2001-2011, kwe’é díí shighan ńt’ę́ę́, i wonder what this Key opens now? is a durational performance by artist Eric-Paul Riege responding to his immersive, mixed-media installation, a home for Her, on view at the Small Arms Inspection Building. The installation is composed of a series of looms and blankets that together form the outline of […]