Ricki Dwyer


Group Exhibition: What Is Left Behind, June 29th – August 3rd, 2019

Ricki Dwyer is a visual artist and educator born in Los Angeles in 1990. They received their BFA in Fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 and MFA from UC Berkeley in 2019. They have had solo exhibitions at The White Page Gallery, Minneapolis; the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn; Nook Gallery, Oakland; and Oros Gallery, San Francisco. They have been included in many group shows, including at Hume Gallery, Chicago; Spaceworks, Brooklyn; CTRL+SHIFT Collective, Oakland. They have attended residencies at Jupiter Woods Gallery, London and Andrea Zittel’s AZ West, California among many others. They have received the Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and the Emerging Scholar Award from the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco. They have taught at UC Berkeley; the Black Mountain School; and the Textile Arts Center. Ricki lives and works in San Francisco.

Artist Statement

Ricki Dwyer is an artist from the Bay Area whose work investigates the material of cloth as an embodied form. Excited by notions of temporality as reference to bodily growth, decay, and transformation, their work ruminates on the mediation of self presentation. As a weaver their sculptures are in part produced on the loom and in part developed as assemblage works, highlighting cloth as a contextually defined material. Acknowledging the mutability of woven objects by allowing forms to re-present and contrast their roles.

Curriculum Vitae

Ricki Dwyer

1261 Mason St.

San Francisco. CA 94108



(415) 717-8896



University of California, Berkeley, MFA Art Practice. Berkeley, CA


Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA Fibers. Savannah, GA.


Selected Exhibitions: solo


Soft/Wet. Recology, San Francisco, CA


Lifespan of an Edge. Oros Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Bodies in the Kitchen. Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA

Printed Ghosts. Open Windows Cooperative, San Francisco, CA, solo exhibition


New Work. Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY


Woven Constructs. The White Page Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Selected Exhibitions: group


The Lands Beyond. Anglim Gilbert. San Francisco, CA (upcoming)

49th Annual MFA Exhibition. Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Out of Line. Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Laughter and Tears. Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Endless Biennial. EFA Project Space, New York, NY

Reading Room: The Feminist Art of Self Help. Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Highly Personal Deeply Social. Spaceworks, Brooklyn, NY

Thresh. Worth Ryder Arts Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Sustainability and Public Good. Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Our Archive. Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

Double Dip. CTRL+SHFT Collective, Oakland, CA


Ghostship. Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA

Swale. Biome Arts, New York, NY

Cross-Pollination. Gustein Gallery, Savannah, GA

Present Ground. Hayes Valley Artworks, San Francisco, CA

Corte Madera Centennial Exhibition. Corte Madera, CA

Three Freaks. Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA

Tim Kerr Made Me Do It. Hume Gallery, Chicago, IL

Rail/Sail. Front Space Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Closing Show. Ladybug Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Infrastructure. Jupiter Woods, London, UK

Ikat. Pacific Textile Center, Fort Bragg, CA

Scythia Textile Symposium. Ukraine




ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

MFA Fellowship UC Berkeley

Recology Student Artist in Resident, San Francisco, CA


The Cabbage School, Sandy Mush, NC


Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA

Standard Projects, Hortonville, WI

Front Space, Kansas City, MO

Black Mountain School, faculty. Black Mountain, NC


Jupiter Woods, London, UK

Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY


White Page Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Beximco Industrial Textile Manufacturer. Dhaka, Bangladesh


Grants, Honors, and Awards


Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor Award of Excellence

Eisner Prize


Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award

College Art Association select MFA representative

UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor, Art Practice


Family Education, Berkeley Art Museum

Summer Printmaking Faculty, The Oxbow School, Napa, CA


Queer Cultural Center, Emerging Scholar Award

Teaching Experience

Art 8: Intro to Visual Thinking, two sections


Weaving Faculty, Black Mountain School, Asheville, NC

Textile workshop instructor, Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA


Weaving faculty, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY


Art Teacher, Ross Valley School District, Marin County, CA



New Life Quarterly, EM Wolfman Publishing. June, 2019 (upcoming)

Berkeley Poetry Review. April, 2018

Strangeways Magazine No. 6. May 2017

Talking About 100 Days Action, pt 2. Art Practical’s Daily Serving. April 25, 2017

Text Means Tissue. Interview with Francesca Capone through Printed Matter. 2017

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Issue!. SCAM Magazine Interview, Erica Lyle. 2017

Tim Kerr Made Me Do It. SFACC interview. September 21, 2016

Giant Loom. Young Space interview. September 18, 2016