bio

Skye Riss has a unique ability of using her energy as a guide to create abstract, mixed media paintings consisting of sporadic shapes made with fast lines and bright color, known as the Energy Series. Skye is best known for Soul Paintings: a series of bright and powerful “blind” contour portraits. Recently, graduated from the University of Hartford Art School in 2016 with an Interdisciplinary major, combining her passion for painting with her eye for graphic design. Now in her early career, Skye is continuing to paint and draw every day, experimenting with mediums and techniques to expand upon her practice.

Contact Info
Skye Riss
203-803-7953
skye@skyeriss.com
instagram.com/skyeriss/

Education
2016 BFA in Fine Art, Major in Painting, Minor in Visual Communication Design
University of Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
Thesis Exhibition: Energy Series
Faculty Mentor Professor Power Boothe

Awards and Recognitions
2019 Emerging Young Professional awarded by the Sweet Mother Awards
2018 Rene Soto Gallery Diploma

Selected Exhibitions
2019 Solo Live Paintings, Christmas in July! with Caring With Grace, Ronald McDonald House, New Haven, CT

2019 Two-Person Exhibition, The Soundview Club and the Art of Business, Stamford Bank & Trust, Stamford, CT

2019 Love of Art Auction & 1st Anniversary Celebration, Rene Soto Gallery, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT

2019 Live Painting with Rene Soto Gallery, Raymour and Flanigan, Norwalk, CT

2019 March Opening Show, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2019 February Opening Show, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2019 Solo Exhibition, New Year’s Soul Paintings Rockwell Art & Framing, Wilton, CT

2019 Art Across Borders, Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport, CT

2019 Live Painting at An Evening in Oyster Town, Cantiki SoNo, Norwalk, CT

2018 Live Painting at the Black & White Exhibit, AC – PIX STUDIO, Union City, NJ

2018 Diplomas Awarded to Artists, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2018 December Opening Show, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2018 November Opening Show, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2018 Exhibit and Live Painting, Lion’s Paw & Company, Fairfield, CT

2018 October Opening Show, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2018 Soul Paintings For Danbury Youth Services, Tarrywile Park & Mansion, Danbury, CT

2018 Perspectives: The Work of Four Female Artists, Wilton Library Association, Wilton, CT

2018 Pop-Up Show with Vinci Artistry, Braach’s House of Flowers, Norwalk, CT

2018 Soul Paintings at Rene Soto Gallery, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2018 Soul Paintings For Caring with Grace, Raymour & Flanigan, Norwalk, CT

2018 An Evening of Fine Art & Networking, Stamford Bank & Trust, Stamford, CT

2016 Solo Exhibit and Live Painting, Rotary International Youth Exchange – District 7255

Commissions
2019 Maya – Pet Portrait
2018 Star Bella – Pet Portrait
2018 Kobe – Pet Portrait
2017 Sasha – Pet Portrait
2017 A Happy Day – Pet Portrait
2016 Live Paintings for Rotary District 7255

 

Professional Organizations
Board Member of the East Norwalk Business Association
Ambassador of The Soundview Club
Board Member of the Fairfield County Commercial Brokers Network
Member of BCABDG© Business Development Groups