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Biography:

Megan Rieker grew up in Maryland in a family of 8. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in General Fine Arts and a Masters’ Degree in Art Teaching from Maryland Institute, College of Art. She married Mark Rieker in 1992 and they raised 3 crazy boys. Their family has been stationed in Upstate NY, Germany, Italy, Korea, Colorado Springs CO, Goodyear AZ, Washington DC and moved to Pleasant Grove Utah in 2022.

In 2000, Megan began the “Women of Inspiration” series, which includes women throughout LDS history as well as the ideals and values taught in the gospel. For the past 22 years Megan has been speaking publicly on art, religion and women. The purpose of her work and public speaking is to uplift and inspire others to reach for our potential as children of God. As of fall 2022 she is now dedicating her time to painting and speaking.

 

Her paintings have been featured in the Ensign, the Daughters of My Kingdom book, Church videos, museums, temple visitor’s centers, galleries and book covers. Her painting, "Drop by Drop" is now available to be ordered from the church for meetinghouse art.

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Exhibits/ Etc   

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  • Presenter at BYU Women's Conference, 2023

  • 99th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art

  • Gods Grace art show, JKR gallery, Dec. 2022

  • 36th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah exhibition, 2022, Springville Museum of Art

  • 12th International Art Competition show at the Church Museum of History and Art in Salt Lake City

  • "Certain Women" 2021 art show, SLC. UT.

  • Painting "Mother, a Precious and Chosen Vessel" published in the book, "Hear Him"

  • "People's Choice award" AZ Artists' Guild Winter show, Jan 2020

  • OPA Sedona November 2019 Plein Air exhibit

  • Interview on "Voyage Phoenix" Magazine:http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/check-megan-riekers-artwork/

  • Litchfield "Art in the Park" Festival 2018 (People's Choice award)

  • Sonoran Desert Plein Air Festival 2018 ('Emerging Artist' award)

  • "Nature's Beauty" fine art exhibit March-May 2018 (Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission)         

  • St. George Temple Visitor’s Center – 2014

  • A long line of faithful, righteous women (video on LDS.org) – https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2011-11-22-a-long-line-of-faithful-righteous-women?lang=eng

  • The Painter’s Hand (video collaboration with Sally DeFord) 

  • Daughters in My Kingdom Relief Society Manual, pg. 36

  • Mormon Artist Magazine, cover story – June 2011   http://mormonartist.net/interviews/megan-rieker/

  • Ensign Magazine - Aug 2006  https://www.lds.org/ensign/2006/08/our-heritage-of-faith?lang=eng

  • The Mormon Handcart Museum, Willy Meadows, WY. – 2003 to present

  • Washington D.C. Temple Visitor’s Center – 2006-2013

  • The Museum of Church History and Art – 2006 & 2003

  • Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington D.C. – 1989 & 1990

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