About

Erin L Kuhn's work centers around narrating and formulating the internal and external environment by navigating habitats of land, sea, and sky. Her work is inspired from memories after growing up in unstable home environments between the United States and Canada.  Through a process of adding and subtracting recorded documentation, her work is constructed from hard and soft, obscure and translucent materials that exhibits both the physical and mental states of fragility and sustainability, inside and out. We are pushed to question current issues and are offered windows of opportunities for collaboration between viewer and artist. Kuhn embodies scarring the abused printing plates, the healing process of stitching and patching, the forming and molding of earthen clay, all in hopes of building bridges of a universal language of between divided worlds.

Education

2017 - 2020 MFA Printmaking, Arizona State University

2010 - 2013  BFA Visual Arts, University at Buffalo

Shows & Exhibitions 

2020 - Politics As Unusual, Fine Art Complex 1101 (Tempe, AZ)

2020 - Intera/externa: Habitation Navigator, MFA Solo show, Harry Wood Gallery (Tempe, AZ) 

2020 - PHX ART NOW III, Mood Room, (Phoenix, AZ)

2019 - MFA Summer Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery (Tempe, AZ) 

2018 - Land [MUSE]um: Artifacts and Inquiry, Harry Wood Gallery (Tempe, AZ) 

2017 - Inaugural Galbut, Harry Wood Gallery (Tempe, AZ) 

2014 - The Subject: Live Body Painting, The Pink Cow, (Roppongi, Tokyo)

2013 - Noncommittal: A Prospective Glance 4, Center for the Arts (Buffalo, NY)

2012 - BFA Thesis, 79 Perry Street (Buffalo, NY)

Curated

2020 - MFA Quarantine 2020

2019 - 2D Gallery 100 

Awards 

2019 - 1st place in MFA Summer Juried Exhibition, ASU Arizona

2019 - ASU Nathan Cummings Participant

2017 - Inaugural Galbut ASU Participent

2012 - Eugene L. Gaier Award for Excellence in Printmaking

2012- Frances Morrison Memorial, University at Buffalo

Publications

2019 - Book of Sands, ASU Hayden Library Special Collections 

Residencies Attended

2020 - Ayatana Artists Research Program, (Quebec, Canada)

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