About the Artist
Riitta Klint is known for her abstracted landscape paintings. Each piece begins with thin veils of paint that she drips and pools onto a Claybord ™ support to congeal and settle organically, outside of her control. Klint elaborates, “I work intuitively within these initial drips and pools, searching for structure. Each successive stroke of paint or pencil mark continues to build a dreamlike, otherworldly place. The mood is one of nature untamed, enchanting, and rife with hidden secrets.”
Originally from Finland, Riitta Klint maintains studio spaces in Miami, Florida and Fort Worth, Texas. She received a BS in Fashion Design and Textiles from the University of Texas at Austin, spent time in the corporate world as the Human Resources Director for a national restaurant chain, and then, in 1999, decided to follow her passion for the arts and went back to school to receive her BFA from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She has completed commissioned projects for the Pinnacle Housing Group’s Vista Mar building in Miami, as well as the Fisher Island Links golf clubhouse and Atlantic III at the Point in Aventura with Geller Design Group, Inc. She has also exhibited her work widely. Her most recent solo exhibition titled Ethereal, was presented at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Past Solo Exhibitions at Arts on Douglas
- April 3 - 24, 2021: Intangible
- October 6 - 27, 2018: Gaia's Wedding
- October 1 - 29, 2011: Hypnagogia/Nomadic Pause