Erin Elizabeth Curtis was born in Albany, New York, in 1977. She attended The Glasgow School of Art in 1998 and graduated from William College with a BA in Liberal Arts in June of 1999. In May 2007, she received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and she attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010. She has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX; Champion Contemporary and Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX; Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala, India; and Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX. In 2008- 2009 Erin was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She was in residence at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO, during the winter of 2012. Curtis received the Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art in May 2012 to travel to Guatemala and study traditional textiles and architecture of the region. She is currently planning a large commissioned public art piece that will be placed along 3rd Street in Downtown Austin, TX.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME
M.F.A., Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Liberal Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Album of the Conqueror, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Ornament of Savage Tribes, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
Perspective Threshold, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
The Height of the Slow Season, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala, India
House Painting, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
House Painting, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX
History of Schizophrenia, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX
Champion Contemporary at Houston Contemporary, Houston, TX
SK10, Tompkins Project, Brooklyn, NY
People's Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX
Greatest Hits Remastered, Art Palace Gallery, Austin, TX
Texpose: New Art from Austin, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
The Longest Day of the Year, Art Palace Gallery, Austin, TX
Le guerre de la travailleur, Fuse Box Festival, Austin TX
The Yellow Wallpaper, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Tabletop Sculpture, Art Palace, Austin, TX
Coda: MFA Thesis Exhibition, VAC, University of Texas at Austin
Texas Biennial, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
Outside Area, Gallery 3 at the Co-op, Austin, TX
Making It Together, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX
Mattress Stripping, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT
Terra Cognita, Cinematexas 10, Austin, TX
Fever, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX
ID, Fuse Box Festival, The Blue Theater, Austin, TX
Dan Boehl, "Erin Curtis: Ornament of Savage Tribes," Art Lies, Spring/Summer
Lauren Adams, "Erin Curtis: Perspective Threshold at Women & Their Work," Dallas Art News, October 30
Eric Zimmerman, "Perspective Threshold, Review," Might Be Good/ Fluent Collaborative, October
Amanda Douberley, "Perspective Threshold" (Austin TX: Women and Their Work Gallery)
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, "Review: ‘Erin Curtis-Prespective Threshold," Austin American Statesman, October 15
Malayalam Manorama, "Fulbright Scholar exhibits in Fort Cochin," June 18
The Hindu, "Studio Viewing by Fulbright Scholar Erin Curtis" (Art Pick), June 20
Wendy Weil Atwell, "San Antonio, Erin Curtis and Karen Mahaffy," Artlies Winter
Meghan Hendley, "The Front Row," KUHF, Houston Public Radio, September 17
Dusti Rhoades, "Top Picks," Houston Press, August 30.
Dan R. Goddard, "The Yellow Wallpaper," San Antonio Express-News, August 24.
Amanda Douberley, "Tabletop Sculpture" (Austin TX: Art Palace)
Til Richter, "The Fine Art of Austin," Austin Monthly, May.
Jade Walker, "Coda," in Coda: An Exhibition (Austin TX: Creative Research Laboratory).
Amanda Douberley, "Top 10 Visual Arts Exhibitions of 2006," The Austin Chronicle, Jan. 12.
Amanda Douberley, "Outside Area," in Outside Area (Austin TX: Gallery 3 at the Co-op).
Justin Goldwater, "Making It Together at Creative Research Laboratory,"
...might be good (Austin) 75, August 25.
Salvador Castillo, "Making It Together," The Austin Chronicle, August 25.
Erika Morawski, "Erin Curtis & Stephanie Wagner," in Making It Together (Austin TX: Creative Research Laboratory).
Jessica Lantos, "Erin Curtis," in Fever (Austin TX: Creative Research Laboratory).
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
Kashi Art Residency, Kochi, Kerala, India
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Skidmore College Summer Six Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art
Fulbright Scholar, Jaipur, India
Fearing Award, Austin's Best 2-D artist of 2009
Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin
David Price Endowed Presidential Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin
Ellen Clayton Garwood Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin
Berkshire Art Association Prize, Berkshire Museum of Art
Peyser Prize in Painting, Williams College