ERIN GLEASON

How do we know what we know? I am interested in the art of knowledge, particularly the "tug" that exists between measurement and experience, categorization and emotion, rational thinking and the sensuous, and how these tugs create our notions of truth. My work plays with this tug across different topics and mediums. Born in Buffalo, aged in Philadelphia, and seasoned in Australia, Scotland, and New York City, a curiosity and love of place has been a constant inspiration since childhood. What began as an artistic inquiry into the "knowledge" of place has grown to an exploration of these tugs across language, time, the feminine, technology, and history/myth. Drawing from my current research in philosophy and aesthetics and nearly twenty years working in the fields of architecture and graphic design, I work in multiple mediums from photography, drawing, installation, and sculpture to public art commissions, interactive events, curating, and writing.

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Recent:
– Artist-in-Residence: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 2019
– Artist-in-Residence: NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
– PhD Candidate: Philosophy, Art Theory & Aesthetics, IDSVA, 2019