Originally from Sonoma, California, Riis has lived in the Portland area since 1991. She has volunteered for Portland Open Studios and taught art to children through Hillsboro’s Bienestar. She is a member of The Village Gallery of Arts, where she served for two years as president of the board of directors. Riis organized Affordable Art for Everyone from 2015 through 2017. She is also the organizer of Westside ArtShare, a group of women artists.
November-December 2018, “Little Things 18,” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
January 2019, “New Beginnings” group show at Insomnia Coffee Co, Hillsboro, Oregon.