Erin Gleason is an artist, curator and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Operating at the intersections of social practice, design, and art, her approach is both participatory and reductive. Her work examines the creative exchange between urbanism and art practice, and ranges from drawings, prints and publications, to installations, curating, and public artworks. Gleason often collaborates with architects, landscape architects, poets, scientists, filmmakers, and performers, among others.
She has exhibited and curated in the US and internationally including BRIC Rotunda Gallery (New York), FiveMyles Gallery (New York), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (with Inverleith House, Scotland), The Pier Art Center (Scotland), and Shetland Museum and Archives (Scotland). She has won commissions for a number of public artworks including the Poetry Paths Initiative in Lancaster, PA and the Arts & Theatres Trust in Scotland. Gleason is the Co-Founder/Director of the Crown Heights Film Festival, Co-Editor and Designer of the publication FIELDWORK (ASN Mutual Press), recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council grants and a Russell Trust Award for research in Greenland. She is a 2013 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow at BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.
Gleason studied Fine Art, Imaging Science and Anthropology at University of Pennsylvania, and received her MFA in the Art/Space/Nature Programme at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.