Deeann Rieves received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art in December 2007 with an emphasis on painting. She works full time in her studio and her mixed-media paintings have been featured in numerous juried shows across the United States. Her paintings combine fabric, machine embroidery, and fiber techniques that disrupt and distort the surfaces, which become their own organic forms of sculptural painting. In October 2010, she had a solo show at Memphis College of Art featuring her new series Spills and Coverings. From that series, her work appeared this Spring in Fiber Plus Exhibition in New York, the Rome Art Coterie in Rome, GA, and Fantastic Fibers in Paducah, KY. The Spills and Coverings series is on display at the Downtown Pres Gallery in a solo exhibit in Memphis, TN in the South Main Gallery district from June 24-July 23.