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Erin Gleason

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"One and Three Beauties". Rose, Pedestal, Chair, Art. Shown in: "The Tug", Solo Exhibition and Installation, FiveMyles Gallery
"The Stripping of Hypatia, No. 1". Ink on Paper. 14” x 22”. Right: Hidden artwork revealed through QR code scan.
"Abject/Value". Drawings: Menstruation Blood and Ink on Paper, 17 “ x 11”. Drawings are scanned to create wallpaper design.
From the "Homemade Landscape" macro-photography series. Archival Pigment Prints. 31.5” x 24.25”. Limited Edition of 5 + 2AP
"Immortality". Ink on Paper. 24” x 32” each. Appx 80 drawings. A hand-written copy of Milan Kundera's novel, Immortality.
Artist's Statement

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