Ariadne (Ari) Albright
Ariadne (Ari) Albright is an artist and traveler who has spent three decades creating narrative paintings that explore themes of identity and belonging. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Ariadne (air-ee-odd-knee) received her B.F.A. in Printmaking, from the University of Washington and M.F.A. in Painting, from the University of South Dakota (USD). Employed as an artist and art educator, Ari is the Arts Program Coordinator at Sanford Vermillion Medical Center (SVMC); a roster artist with the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC); she initiated the arts in health curriculum at USD and serves as board member of the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH). A SDAC Artist Fellowship Grant sponsored her solo exhibition and visiting artist activities in Ankara, Turkey in 2015. Her first manuscript, An Artist in Healthcare is being “work-shopped” by editors. Ari resides in Vermillion, South Dakota with a cat, dog and sporadic visits from her college-age son, Cyrus.