contemporary art, tapestry

Erin M. Riley /   Erin M. Riley

United States 1985

Erin M. Riley
Erin M. Riley
United States
January 31, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Erin M. Riley is a tapestry weaver living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her tapestries, woven from a Macomber floor loom with hand dyed wool yarn, are a series of pieces inspired by the images produced by the internet generation. The series is a product of her research into the symptoms and results of various themes, including addiction and single-parent households. Riley combines two different worlds: weaving, an old art form that requires a lot of skill, and the digital age, one that is very focused on instant gratification and accessible by nearly everyone. Drawn to images of self-discovery, experimentation, regression, development, her works depict a generation of excess and confusion. She is examining the honesty of sexuality but also how courtships, pornography and sex is changing as a result of the mass depiction of these intimate moments online.

Riley received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2009. In 2007 she received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA, Space 1026 Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, Sky High Gallery in Milwaukee, WI, The Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom and Town Hall Gallery in Hawthorn, Victoria in Australia.

She has been an artist in residence at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, McColl Center for Visual Arts and Emmanuel College. Riley’s tapestry continues to receive praises and critical acclaim, as well as extensive press coverage and gallery interest.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Loominosity (upcoming)OUTLET Fine Art, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2015Something Precious (upcoming)Soze Gallery, Los Angeles, CAsolo
2015SCOPE New York 2015 (upcoming)International Art Show, Soze Gallery Booth, New York, NYgroup
2015Scenic Route (upcoming)Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2015Data Flow: Digital Influence (upcoming)Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC, oupgroup
2014The Pain Comes in WavesOGAARD Gallery, Oakland, CAsolo
2014Crimson LandslideSpace 1026, Philadelphia, PAsolo
2014UnknownScope Art Fair, Paradigm Gallery, Miami, FLgroup
2014Narcissism and The Self PortraitAnn Street Gallery, Newburgh, NYgroup
2014December ExhibitionGalerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmarkgroup
2014Soze x ModernicaSoze Gallery, Los Angeles, CAgroup
2014Summer MixerJoshua Liner Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2014Invitational Small WorksTextile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2014In Full SwingParlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJgroup
2014Empty Kingdom111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CAgroup
2014Reality LoopVEST Gallery, Aarhus, Denmarkgroup
2014Space-SquaredWhite Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CAgroup
2014Competition TeamEric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VAgroup
2013UndoUniversity of Wisconsin Gallery, Oshkosh, WIsolo
2013In & OutParadigm Gallery & Studios, Philadelphia, PAsolo
2013Show Me MoreGuerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CAsolo
2013Erin M RileyThe End is Near Gallery, Brooklyn, NYsolo
2013Select FairEmpty Kingdom and Paradigm Gallery, Miami, FLgroup
2013Texas Contemporary – Art FairWest Collection booth, Houston, TXgroup
2013Get Naked: Becoming the Female NudeBryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WAgroup
2013Culture CacheJoseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZgroup
2013Ellipses: Alumni Works in 3DMassachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MAgroup
2013LingerParlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJgroup
2013PULSE – Contemporary Art FairWest Collection, New York, NYgroup
2013BonesCenter Center, Milwaukee, WIgroup
2013Fon SeksUniversity of Illinois Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, ILgroup
2013MaterialAviary Gallery & Boutique, Jamaica Plain, MAgroup
2012CrushExtension Gallery, Boston, MAsolo
2012Forgotten in a FileGuerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CAsolo
2012Hemmed InMK Gallery, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, UKgroup
2012Push StitcheryKnitting and Stitching Show 2012, Alexandra Palace, London, UKgroup
2012Push StitcheryRoyal Dublin Society, Dublin, Irelandgroup
2012Push StitcheryHarrogate International Centre, Harrogate, Irelandgroup
2012Second Self, LuxEros Gallery, Los Angeles, CAgroup
2012Blank LandTorrance Art Museum, Torrance, CAgroup
201223rd Annual Benefit Art AuctionMassachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MAgroup
2012Tropico Post-ApocalypticExtra Extra Gallery, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2012RecalibrationsGross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2012Optical FiberSpace 1026 Gallery, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2011Erin M Riley2012 Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PAsolo
2011JailbaitSky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WIsolo
2011GraphicCentral Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UTsolo
2011Woven Stories: Exhibition of Contemporary TapestriesAnn Street Gallery, Newburgh, NYgroup
2011Oye ChicaThe Mission Projects Gallery, Chicago, ILgroup
2011(re)ConsiderThe Martin Agency, Richmond, VAgroup
2011MyselfSheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NVgroup
2011Artist-in-Residence ExhibitionMcColl Center for the Visual Art, Charlotte, NCgroup
2010Erin M Riley: New WorksGuerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CAsolo
2010Daddy IssuesHelene Davis Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, VAsolo
2010How’s my driving?Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, PAsolo
2010The Big CountryWassaic Project Fall Exhibition, Millerton, NYgroup
2010Cutting Edge: A Celebration of FibersTextile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2010Re-invent, Re-interpret, Re-makeTown Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC Australiagroup
2010Resident Artist Summer ExhibitionEmmanuel College, Boston, MAgroup
2010Faculty ExhibitionSally D. Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJgroup
2009Get in the Car. MFA Thesis ExhibitTemple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PAsolo
2009Family TiesFox Art Gallery at UPenn, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2009Radius 250Best in Show, juried by Marlene Rothacker, Artspace, Richmond, VAgroup
2009This is the EndLittle Berlin, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2009In LimboGrey Area, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2009Siren's WarningArt Space Gallery, Hartford, CTgroup
2008Erin M RileyDeep Sleep Gallery, Philadelphia, PAsolo
2008Dirt Made My LunchRebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2007Erin M RileyOrchard Gallery, Roxbury, MAsolo
2007All Media LandscapeFoundry Art Center, St. Charles, MOgroup
2007Fresh Fiber: Work from Emerging Textile Artists from RISD, UMASS-Dartmouth and MassArtFuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MAgroup
2007New Art 2007National Emerging Artist Competition, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MAgroup
2006Habitually UntalkativeMassachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MAsolo
2006Fibers and Ceramics exhibition for the Massachusetts College of Art All School ShowStudent Life Gallery, Boston, MAgroup