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Treacy Erin

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Collapsing through Growth, 77" x 95", Charcoal, Acrylic, and Oil paint on Canvas, 2013
Southfork, 40" x 30", Charcoal, Acrylic, and Oil paint on panel, 2012
The View was Obstructed by the Steeple, 30" x 24", Charcoal, Acrylic, and Oil paint on panel, 2013
Valley Veils, 66" x 74", Charcoal, Acrylic, and Oil paint on Canvas, 2012
Highways and Byways, 35" x 20", Charcoal, Acrylic, and Oil paint on Canvas, 2013
Artist's Statement

I pull details from my surroundings, most often nature and human’s interruptions of nature, and bring them into compositions of excess and fragility. I am interested in how a range of visual experiences in time and subtle shifts within location can serve as representation for more complex, invisible emotions. These artistic pursuits stem from the simple compulsion to turn things I see and experience into something else.

Regardless of medium or substrate, line plays an integral part in each composition. Curiosity pulls me to the 'almost'; the almost pattern, almost object, a physical element that is striving for existence. I am interested in how linear elements can express potential, in comparison to defined form which often declares existence. This 'almost' in line, determines whether something is open or closed, a very base understanding or investigation into opposites and the meanings they can carry.


Erin Treacy uses drawing and painting to explore complex perceptions of personal reality. Both alluring and discomforting she works with color, heavy line, pattern, and abstraction to engage the viewer. She has had solo exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Pa, Queens, NY, and throughout Ireland. Group exhibitions include venues in Long Island City, The Golden Artist Color gallery in upstate NY, The University of Oklahoma, and the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art. Selected fellowships include the Golden Foundation for the Arts (2012), Fulbright Fellowship in Painting (2009-2010), P&P Petras in Czech and Slovak Republic (2007-08).She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from UMass Dartmouth.