Anne Riethmaier’s new collection ‘Tri-Colour’ explores colour in the abstract and plays with geometry of triangles. Forms and formats are manipulated in the ‘eye candy’ colours as they make transition from one colour and shape to another. Patterns evolve in colour geometrics to tease the viewers visual flexibility. Her precise geometric forms present with a smooth surface. This modern medium helps emphasise the colour and form relationships. Every interacting colour is meditated and thoughtfully placed.
Anne has spent much of her life on the North Shore, where she still resides. She completed her Secondary Education at Rangitoto College and graduated with her BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1992. To increase her knowledge of the IB programme, she completed her Diploma in the Visual Arts in 2003, achieving and outstanding result of 7. She went onto complete her Master of Fine Arts from Massey University, Wellington in 2008.
Anne works professionally, exhibiting regularly alongside her commitment to Kristin School, in Albany, where she teaches Art part time.
“Colour has so much to do with my life. My work is to do with the measurement of balance. It is to do with the surface and the beauty of the pigment. It is to do with feeling and space and light and overlays. It is to do with how the viewer can be involved in the art of looking”
2012 – Winner Abstract painting section of Waitakere Corban Wine Estate Awards
2001 – Winner Mixed Media Contemplations Mairangi Arts Centre
2000 - Winner for Acrylic Painting Solitaire Mairangi Arts Centre
1999 – Winner 1st Prize Birkenhead Licensing Trust Award for contemporary Nine Awards SOS ASA Gallery Auckland. Mixed Media Award Adventure Diptych Mairangi Art Centre Auckland
1998 – Winner The Pumphouse Art Awards Takapuna Auckland
1997 – 2nd Prize Birkenhead Licensing Trust Award Bruce mason Centre Takapuna Merit Award Winner Ida Eise Award Exhibition, ASA Gallery Auckland
1993 – Merit Award Winner (For Landscape) Pumphouse Art Award Takapuna Winner First Prize Birkenhead Licensing Trust Awards Chelsea Centre
1992 – Merit Award Winner Birkenhead Licensing Trust Award Auckland
1990 – Runner Up Choice Bledisloe Landscape Award Auckland