Erin M. Riley

Erin M. Riley is a tapestry weaver living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Riley received her BFA in 2007 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, in 2009. Based on social media images as well as personal experiences, Riley’s work offers visual dialogue that aims to deconstruct the oppressive social spheres and stratification of women, as well as reconsider attitudes towards sex and sexuality through keyhole-like glimpses into their lives.

Riley’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at Freize London with P.P.O.W. Gallery, The Vancouver Art Gallery, The National Center for Craft & Design in Lincolnshire, U.K, and Town Hall Gallery in Victoria, Australia. She has been an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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Simple, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2016
18/bi/f/ma, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Darkness Lies Ahead, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Something Precious, Soze Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
The Pain Comes in Waves, OGAARD Gallery, Oakland, CA
Crimson Landslide, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Undo, University of Wisconsin Gallery, Oshkosh, WI
In & Out, Paradigm Gallery & Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Show Me More, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Erin M Riley, The End is Near Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Crush, Extension Gallery, Boston, MA
Forgotten in a File, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
Erin M Riley, 2012 Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Jailbait, Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Graphic, Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT

2010
Erin M Riley: New Works, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Daddy Issues, Helene Davis Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, VA
How’s my driving?, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Get in the Car! MFA Thesis Exhibit, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Erin M Riley, Deep Sleep Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Erin M Riley; Orchard Gallery, Roxbury, MA

2006
Habitually Untalkative, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Con-Figuration, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Feminine Product, The Void Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Galley, Vancouver, BC
Anew, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2015
Soft Core, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Summer Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Vroom, Vroom, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Jug Life, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Scenic Route, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Data Flow: Digital Influence, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia
Duck Show LA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Loominosity, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Scope Art Fair, Paradigm Gallery, Miami, FL
Narcissism and The Self Portrait, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
December Exhibition, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
Summer Mixer, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational Small Works, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
In Full Swing, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
Empty Kingdom, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reality Loop, VEST Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
Space/Squared, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Competition Team, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013
Select Fair, Empty Kingdom and Paradigm Gallery, Miami, FL
Texas Contemporary – Art Fair, West Collection booth, Houston, TX
Get Naked: Becoming the Female Nude, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Culture Cache, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Ellipses: Alumni Works in 3D, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Linger, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
PULSE – Contemporary Art Fair, West Collection, New York, NY
Bones, Center Center, Milwaukee, WI
Fon Seks, University of Illinois Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL
Material, Aviary Gallery & Boutique, Jamaica Plain, MA

2012
Hemmed In, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, UK
Push Stitchery, Knitting and Stitching Show 2012, Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, Ireland
Second Self, Lux/Eros Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Blank Land, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
23rd Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Tropico Post-Apocalyptic, Extra Extra Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Recalibrations, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Optical Fiber, Space 1026 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Woven Stories: Exhibition of Contemporary Tapestries, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Oye Chica!, The Mission Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL
(re)Consider, The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA
Myself, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for the Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2010
The Big Country, Wassaic Project Fall Exhibition, Millerton, NY
Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers, juried, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Re-invent, Re-interpret, Re-make, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC Australia
Resident Artist Summer Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Faculty Exhibition, Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

2009
Family Ties, Fox Art Gallery at UPenn, Philadelphia, PA
Radius 250, Best in Show, juried by Marlene Rothacker, Artspace, Richmond, VA
This is the End, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
In Limbo, curated by Elizabeth Agro, Grey Area, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Siren’s Warning, Art Space Gallery, Hartford, CT

2008
Dirt Made My Lunch, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007
All Media Landscape, juried by Joseph Orr, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
Fresh Fiber, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
New Art 2007; National Emerging Artist Competition, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

2006
Fibers and Ceramics exhibition for the Massachusetts College of Art All School Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

RESIDENCIES

2015 Museum of Art and Design Artist Studios, New York, NY
2012 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2010 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

AWARDS

2012 Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2011 Vermont Studio Center Artist-in-Residence Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT
Kittredge Foundation Grant Recipient, Cambridge, MA
2010 LEAP Award Finalist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Best in Show, Radius 250, group show juried by Marlene Rothacker, Artspace, Richmond, VA
Project Completion Grant, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Graduate Academic Tuition Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
2007 Graduate Academic Tuition Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
Marilyn Pappas Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

EDUCATION

2009 MFA: Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2007 BFA: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

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