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Gorgeous New Mermaid Painting

In honor of my Birthday today I am posting a brand new oil painting. Check this out! It is one of my greatest creations to date and I am very proud of it – “Daybreak”. It will be entering it into an international competition (judging to take place in March of 2014). It would be a great birthday present to me, if you would share it with all of your friends far and wide , especially ones that like Mermaids.


Lady Gaga Portrait – Warrior Queen


Lady Gaga Warrior Queen Bring On the Night

Lady Gaga – Warrior Queen

Lady Gaga recently had to cut her Monster Ball tour short in order get a hip surgery (synovitis).  I painted this portrait as a tribute to her. Folks mention that I put a little bit of a Yurik/Burning Man spin on it. I couldn’t help myself.  I have titled it,  “Warrior Queen”.  It is inspired by the lyric in her song “Marry the Night”.  In the song, she tells of a dark time when, faced with watching her young career colapse,  she resolves to embrace her own darkness and the life of an artist for good or ill.  As a fellow artist trying to buck the trend, I can totally relate to this struggle.  I find constant inspiration by how she lives her life, her dedication to her craft, the love she has for her fans, and the person she chooses to be in the world.

People always seem surprised when I mention that I respect Gaga, being a classical painter. Oh, but the magical realism mixed with contemporary and visionary work, that I do has much more in common than one might think with her creations.   In the depths of the crazy rabbit hole we call The Arts, she and I are not so different at all. You don’t have to be a pop artist to fully appreciate Gaga’s amazing accomplishments. I can  forgive her for her worship of DeKooning.

Folks have been asking if I will sell prints of this painting. So I am putting together a little fundraiser.  Majority of proceeds to be donated to the Born This Way Foundation. I am offering 3 diferent sizes of signed prints:


11×14 print on paper $39
16×20 print on paper (limited edition of 50) $89
12×16 STRETCHED CANVAS  – Giclee Print (limited edition of 20) $199


Good luck with your hip recover, Mother Monster!

Paws up, Yo!

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My First Coin

front side of coin

Front Side

back side of coin

Back Side

I frequently get asked to do commissions, which I quite enjoy.  This was the first time anyone ever asked me to design a coin.  It is a solid ounce of silver!


New Print – Sleeping Beauties

Sleepies Beauties- Sleeping Fairies

"Sleepies Beauties" 16x16 signed print on paper

“Sleeping Beauties”

16×16 – Signed Print on Paper

16×16 Signed  (Limited edition of 25) on Paper $89

HOLIDAY SPECIAL!: Order Today For $59 ea. (offer ends Sat 22nd):

Treat yourself to a little beauty for the Holidays!
This wonderful print is like getting four for the price of one! It features four of the “Sleeping Beauty” series on one semigloss sheet, signed with a 1/2″ border.
For a limited time until Saturday, December 22, it will be on sale for an incredible $30 off.
Orders in the San Francisco Bay Area can be delivered by making special arrangments by contacting yurikarts [!at]


Janary 4th Show Announced

january 4th show

Yurik Riegel
Damien Jones
Art Reception

Friday Night, January 4th 6pm-10pm

( main reception)

Saturday Afternoon, January 5th 1pm-5pm

2511 Telelgraph, Oakland @25th St., CA 94612

This is a limited engagement.
The show will come down on saturday evening



Start off 2013 in an artfully magnificent way!  Stunning new recent works by painter Yurik Riegel and scupltor Damien Jones will be on display at the 2525 Gallery in Downtown Oakland the first Friday in January.
PLEASE NOTE: this will be during Oakland’s Month art crawl, the Art Murmur and the next day during the Saturday Art Stroll.

If you have not been to either, the friday night  art crawls are filled with lots of people, very lively, eccletic, and diverse crowds with much going on in the surround neighborhood and on the streets.  The Saturday Stroll is a more low key event for those not wishing to brave the crowds and tends to attract a more sophisticated art crowd. We would love to see you at either one!
The friday night art crawl starts at 6pm. Parking begins to be a little more difficult after 6:30, but there are parking lots and street parking can usually be found at 27th or above.
There will be two Raffles during the evening one at 7pm and one at 9pn ENTER THE RAFFLE to win some of my art later in the evening.


New Print Offering

Meditation Detail

Meditation Detail

woman meditation on a lotus blossom with gold background

Meditation – 24×36 – Oil on Linen

A beautiful new painting is now available as a print.

17×22 Signed, and Numbered  (Limited edition of 25) on Archival Rag Cotton Watercolor Paper  $189

Order Now:


Original still available for purchase. Contact Yurik.


The Art of Yurik at Oakland Art Murmur, March 2nd 6-9pm

March 2nd, 2012, 6pm – 9pm

Oakland Art Murmur

(one night only – dress to inspire)

Yurik Riegel @ The Uptown Body Shop

(east building) 401 26th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

7:30 contest entry

7:45 Raffle

8:30 contest entry

8:45 Raffle

Virtually all galleries currently refuse to show visionary work — most art fans outside of the burning man/tribal scene have not yet had the opportunity to experience conscious art.   The stunning, innovative, and visionary art of Yurik Riegel is your chance to experience art rarely open to the mainstream public, at the First-Friday Oakland Art Murmur on March 2nd!

If you have not been to the Oakland Art Murmur recently, you are in for a real treat. It has come a long way in the last couple years and is really the unsung jewel in the crown of the East Bay art scene! Hundreds (if not thousands) of people from all ages and walks of life attend and it is truly becoming one of the hot beds of creativity in the Bay Area. This is a very festive way to take in some art, music, people watching, and food.

Come down, peruse the art in a dozen galleries and creative art spaces, enjoy wonderful crafts, people watch, drink free wine, sample the incredible food trucks, enjoy the busking musicians, AND (OF COURSE) come by the Body shop to endorse the cause. Support the art and visions you want in this world!

Anyone dressed in a way that mimics the style or essence of one of the characters in Yurik paintings will get a special prize. Contest entry is at 7:30pm. Prizes are at 8:30pm.


As always, Yurik likes to have an artwork raffle. This always generates excitement. Art will be raffled off at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. But you have to enter and be present to win!


Berkeley show up until Feb 7th

The Transformational Art of
Yurik Riegel

1799-D Fourth St
Berkeley, CA  94710
open 10-6 daily

Want to be inspired in the new year? Want to peek at some new possibilities?

Especially for those of you who missed the last show, this should not be missed.  By popular demand, Yurik Riegel is having one more showing of his recent classical visionary work including oil paintings not yet seen by the public.

The Show will be up for one month. Please come out and support conscious art spreding to new people and communites.


TIMELESS – Art Reception -Thursday, October 20th

The Transformational Art of
Yurik Riegel

October 20th, 2011
The first major showing of original art by Yurik Riegel in two years comes to San Francisco on Thursday, October 20th. Inspired and awe-inspiring paintings and drawings, refreshments,… and don’t miss the raffle!
Dress snazzy.

If you have friends who like to collect art, please feel free to invite them. See you all there!

Jellyfish Gallery
1286 Folsom St
(between 9th St & 8th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Art, Fashion, and Fun!

Tonight, August 6th, my work will be on display in the lower haight Ashbury Artwalk tonight , friday.  it will be at P-kok Eden at 776 haight 7-11pm.   they will be having a fun pre burning man event there this evening as well. Also A good number of my paper and Giclee canvas prints will be on display.!/event.php?eid=147490925266255&ref=mf

Lower Haight Artwalk party at P-Kok Eden