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Katie Ries

Assistant Professor of Art

B.A., Colorado College
M.F.A., University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Programs: Art

Katie Ries makes drawings, prints, costumes and objects to raise and answer humorous questions about land, labor and community. She is especially interested in the limits of environmental sustainability and modern habits. Katie is the founder of the Land Scouts, an urban troop promoting land stewardship and open to all. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the US and she shows her work nationally. She is currently working to design and build a pair of “sustainable fashion boots,” appropriate for Wisconsin winters.

Katie received her MFA with a concentration in printmaking from the University of Tennessee – Knoxvilleand earned her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Colorado College.

You can see more of Katie’s work on her website at