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Rie Munoz

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Biography

Rie Munoz

1921-2015

Achievement In:       Art

Rie Munoz has been painting Alaska’s peoples, their communities and their activities since she feel in love with Juneau on a summer vacation in June of 1951. She has traveled widely throughout the far-flung reaches of Alaska and, through her very colorful paintings,  depicts the everyday work and play of Alaskans, particularly those in small communities. She also explores the legends of Alaska’s Native people in her work. In addition to working in watercolors and making prints, she has created tapestries and murals.

Her work is carried in many galleries throughout Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, other states and Canada. She has won many awards and honors. In 1999, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. She received the Alaska State Council on the Arts 2004 Governor’s Award for Individual Artist. In 2007, she was named the Rasmuson Foundation’s Distinguished Artist with this citation: “… in recognition of her signature ability to capture Alaska’s people and day-to-day activities, as well as her dedication to documenting village life”.

The large number of galleries carrying her work, her many successful solo watercolor exhibits and the eagerness with which each new work is greeted, speak to the popularity of her art. Through her creativity, she has introduced Alaska village life to the world.

Rie Munoz Alaskan Artist. Introduction by Judy Shuler. Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, 1984.

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Rie Munoz has been painting Alaska’s peoples, their communities and their activities since she fell in love with Juneau on a summer vacation in June of 1951. She has traveled widely throughout the far-flung reaches of Alaska and, through her very colorful paintings, depicts the everyday work and play of Alaskans, particularly those in small communities. She also explores the legends of Alaska’s Native people in her work. In addition to working in watercolors and making prints, she has created tapestries and murals.

Her work is carried in many galleries throughout Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, other states and Canada. She has won many awards and honors. In 1999, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. She received the Alaska State Council on the Arts 2004 Governors Award for Individual Artist. In 2007, she was named the Rasmuson Foundations Distinguished Artist with this citation: “… in recognition of her signature ability to capture Alaska’s people and day-to-day activities, as well as her dedication to documenting village life.”