Are banal and routine experiences in life less important or memory-worthy than celebratory moments that require preparation and planning, the anticipation of which is akin to emotional foreplay? What is the purpose of celebration? Is it empty, bound to disappoint, or is it ritualistic punctuation of the mundane, providing balance for the sublimity of suffering? These are some of the questions my work addresses. I utilize carriers of celebration such as cake, confetti, banners, and gifts in an attempt to understand the paradoxical hierarchy of experiential value. I am a conceptual artist based in Chicago, Illinois. I received my B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and received my M.F.A. from Illinois State University in the spring of 2014. I have exhibited my work in Chicago, IL; Bloomington-Normal, IL; Weston, MA; New York, NY; Pagosa Springs, CO; Park Rapids, MN; Monroe, LA; Indianapolis, IN; and Limerick, Ireland. I have an abnormal fondness for puns, paper, punctuation, and the legacy of John Adams. www.erinelizabethprojects.com
Erin's ArtPrize Entries
These are Erin's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Erin's Past Work
These are images of past work that Erin has done.