1955 Kurt Ries was born in Zweibruecken (Germany). From 1975 till 1981 he studied Graphic-Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern. After his studies he specialized in graphic arts (etching, silk-screen and lithography). Since 2000 he has worked mainly with oil paints and acrylic paints. Besides that he experimented with transparent plastic plates and colour-pigments. Nowadays he mainly works on etchings with carborundum aud experimented with linocut, reliefprinting and collagraphy. Many solo exhibitions in Germany. Intern. group exhibitions: Sofia/ BG, Sint Niklaas/ BE, Bossio/I ,Lodz/ PL, Bangor/ UK,, Boise/USA, Bentara Budaya-Yogyakarta/ID, Cadaqués/ES, Ruse/BG, Ottawa +, Kelowna +,Edmonton + Vancouver/ CAN, Milano/ I, Greenwich/ USA, Ithaka/ USA.
2015 Greystone Award – 10th Biennial Int. Mini Print, Norwalk, USA