BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Brooklyn-based artist Erin Gleason explores physical, psychological, cultural and mathematical space in her multidisciplinary practice, which includes installation, drawing, printmaking and photography as well as curating, writing and public art commissions. She is the Co-Founder and former Director/Curator of the Crown Heights Film Festival, the Co-Editor/Producer of the publication FIELDWORK and the Founder/Editor of Cultural Fluency, an online forum and interview series that examines the exchange between urbanism and creative practice across disciplines. She was a 2013 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow at BRIC, where she curated Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn. Erin has exhibited and curated in the US and internationally including BRIC Rotunda Gallery (New York), FiveMyles Gallery (New York), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with Inverleith House (Scotland), The Pier Art Center (Scotland), and Shetland Museum and Archives (Scotland). She has won commissions for a number of public artworks including the Poetry Paths Initiative in Lancaster, PA and the Arts & Theatres Trust in Scotland. Erin earned her BA in Fine Art and in Imaging Science (an individualized program combining Anthropology, Engineering, Art History and Studio Art) at the University of Pennsylvania, and her MFA from the Art, Space & Nature Programme at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Erin is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy, Art Theory and Aesthetics at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.