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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Luanne Rimel

Exhale Reflection St. Nicholas 2 Protected
Scaffold Curtain 3
Reveal Curtain Call Slow Burn
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Luanne Rimel is an artist, curator, instructor, and currently the Director of Education Programs at Craft Alliance Art Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work is layered with historical dialogue and tactile intrigue through both technique and concept. Rimel prints her original photography on repurposed flour-sack cloths using a wide-format inkjet printer. Detailed sections of the image are created and layered, collaged and hand stitched onto the cloth, referencing earlier domestic practices of mending and repair, reuse and repurposing. The delicate, repetitive hand quilting across the surface creates shadows and textures and alludes to the marking of time.

Her photographic imagery and textile work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Japan, China and Korea, and is in many private and corporate collections. Her work has been featured in Quilt National 2011 and 2013. She has exhibited in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Smithsonian Craft Shows. Her work was also included in the 2016 edition of Art Quilts of the Midwest, published by the University of Iowa Press. Other exhibitions include a solo exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO, Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, PA, and the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL. Luanne received an MFA in Fibers from Southern Illinois University and has taught numerous workshops and classes around the country.


2001 MFA, Art Fibers, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1975 BS, Art Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
1971-1973 Stephens College, Columbia, MO

Selectee Exhibitions

2018  Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2017  Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
2016  American Craft Exposition: Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL
2015  Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2014  Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
          Saint Louis Unversity Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2013  Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
          Quilt National, Athens, OH
2012  Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN
          Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
2010  Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO
2009  Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
          Boone County Bank, Columbia, MO
2007  Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongiu, Korea
2006  B.J Spoke Gallery, Long Island, NY
          Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2005  The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2004  Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2003  Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2002  Maryville University Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2001  Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
          Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO

Selected Public Collections

Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Royal Caribbean International Corporate Collection, Silhouette Cruise Ship
Sara and David Lieberman Collection of Contemporary
Baskets, MADMuseum, New York, NY
Gloria and Sonny Kamm Foundation, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocktom, MA


4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4102 (fax)

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