Eric Michael Rieger
Eric Michael Rieger is active/lives in Minnesota. Eric Rieger is known for graffiti painting, yarn art, graphic design.
Biography Eric Michael Rieger
Eric Rieger, also known as HOTTEA, is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based artist. Rieger uses brightly colored yarn to design words and images on fences around Minneapolis.
Originally a graffiti painter, Reiger switched to "yarn bombing" after spending time in jail for using paint. instead of continuing on with graffiti art, Reiger studied for and received a degree in graphic design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). He graduated in 2007 and became a freelance artist.
Rieger’s change in his street art began with him weaving the word HOTTEA onto a chained fence. HOTTEA seemed to stick and soon became his street name. HOTTEA includes family influences throughout all of his work. When Rieger's grandmother died in 20
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