My artworks critically and playfully challenge our relationship to the tug that exists between measurement and lived experience, the intellect and the sensuous. I examine this tug in our perceptions of space-time, truth, subjectivity, language, history, and the feminine. Drawing from my current research in philosophy and aesthetics and nearly twenty years of professional experience in the fields of architecture, design, and branding, I create artworks in multiple mediums from drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and installation to public art commissions, interactive events, curating, and writing. The artworks often have a cheeky sensibility and are laced with a subtle humor.
Erin has exhibited and curated widely including BRIC, Wayfarers, FiveMyles in NYC; 222 Gallery in Philadelphia; and Inverleith House/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, National Gallery of Modern Art, Pier Arts Center, Tent Gallery, and Shetland Museum in Scotland. She is a Lori Ledis Curator Fellow at BRIC and has won multiple grants and awards including a Russell Trust Award and public art commissions in Scotland and PA. Erin founded the Cultural Fluency forum and publication and co-founded and directed four years of the Crown Heights Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Recent residencies include Vermont Studio Center and Alps Art Academy. Erin received a BA in Fine Art and BA in Imaging Science from University of Pennsylvania, MFA in Art, Space & Nature from Edinburgh College of Art, and is a PhD student in Philosophy, Art Theory & Aesthetics at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. View more of her work at www.eringleason.com