Ken and Tina Riesterer Biography

This husband and wifre team are both graduates of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. They made their way west to Manitou Springs, Colorado, where they both created a livelihood by painting and loving the inspiration of the west while raising a family. Ken is the clay creator and Tina is the artist behind the figures, shapes and colors adoring their ceramic work. Her mythical people symbolize humanity, our relationship to one another. This includes love, friendship, health and vitality and what it means to be alive and connecting.

Private collectors nationwide and throughout Europe own Ken and Tina's work. In 2010 they were invited to be a part of the Stations Exhibit at Genesis Art in Paris, France and had a two-person show at Artists on Sante Fe in Denver in 2014. In 2015 they exhibited at the Sangre De Cristo Art Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Ken and Tina were awarded Best in Show at the Colorado State Fair juried Fine Art Exhibit in 2013, 2016 and 2018.

Ken and Tina are currently represented in Manitou Springs and Salida, Colorado, Kansas City, Missouri, Key West, Florida and Palm Springs, California.