The Wet Kiss | February 2023

Rainen Knecht studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating with a BFA in Painting in 2006. Knecht’s exhibition history includes solo and two-person exhibitions at Fourteen30 Contemporary (Portland, OR), SITUATIONS (New York, NY), and CAPITAL (San Francisco, CA) as well as group exhibitions at Various Small Fires (Los Angles, CA), Fisher Parrish (Brooklyn, NY), Stems Gallery (Brussels, BE), Royal Nonesuch Gallery (Oakland, CA), Either Way (Los Angeles, CA) and PMOMA (Portland, OR). Knecht is currently based in Portland, Oregon.

We love Rainen's colorful, magical, extraordinary feminine figures ~ they dance and contort inside and outside their frames while wildly gesticulating themes of motherhood, the self, and the heavy weight of emotion. We were thrilled to create Plunge's first knitted blanket with Rainen's Wet Kiss painting! 

Find more of Rainen's work here:

Rainen's website
Rainen's Instagram
Rainen on Platform