Photograph courtesy of Blake Jacobsen

Photograph courtesy of Blake Jacobsen

About Riley Kemerling

Riley Kemerling is an artist living and working in North Central Ohio. With a background in drawing and painting, Kemerling began working as an apprentice at Hold Fast Tattoo Company in Ashland, Ohio. She loves the transition of working on paper and canvas to working on skin and interacting with people and art on a more intimate scale. Kemerling still practices painting and drawing as well as tattooing, and her work has been shown at the Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, OH), the Maria Neil Art Project (Cleveland, OH), the Mansfield Art Center (Mansfield, OH), and Juma Gallery (Shaker Heights, OH).