Donna Kriekle

About the Artist

Donna Kriekle was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, but from 1969 to 1979 she lived in Montreal, Quebec where she studied at Concordia University. While in Montreal, and also after she returned to Regina, she taught classes in painting. Today, Kreikle continues both her  paintingWorks of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is either a tightly stretched piece of canvas or a panel. How the ground (on which paint is applied) is prepared on the support depends greatly on the type of paint to be used. Paintings are usually intended to be placed in frames, and exhibited on walls, but there have been plenty of exceptions. Also, the act of painting, which may involve a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's other concerns which effect the content of a work. (  and teaching careers, and in recent years she has also been exploring ideas related to film,  assemblageCombining many objects and materials into a sculptural form.  and sculpture.

Kriekle is a well-established Regina artist who uses and explores a variety of  mediaAny material and technique used to produce a work of art (paint, glass, clay, fibre, video, sound, etc.). It may also refer to the liquid with which powdered pigments are mixed to make paint. Note that the plural form of “medium” is “media.”  in her practice. In her process, she often starts with a few small details and gradually develops these images and ideas into larger works. Kriekle’s work involves an analytic investigation into nature and many things that surround her in her life. Her paintings are observations and extensions of her life experience and communicate her ideas and opinions on a variety of topics.  She explores her environment and world by beginning with the known and gradually moving beyond it into the unknown.


About Anatomy of a Saskatchewan Saskatoon Pie in the Sky
On Her Sky Series
On the Relationship Between Art and Play
On What Got Her Started in Art
Canadian Heritage University of Regina Mackenzie Art Gallery Mendel Art Gallery Sask Learning