ERIN GLEASON

I am interested in the art of knowledge – how do we know what we know? Particularly, the “tug” that exists between measurement, categorization, and rational thinking vs. lived experience, the sensuous, and the sensual. 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 “tug” of place has grown into a broader examination of this tug in language, storytelling, the feminine, time, and truth. Drawing from my current research/writing in philosophy and aesthetics and nearly twenty years working in the fields of architecture and graphic design, I create artworks in multiple mediums from photography, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation to public art commissions, interactive events, curating, and writing. The artworks often draw attention to the wonderment of everyday life and are laced with a subtle humor.

– Artist-in-Residence: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Jan 2019)
– Artist-in-Residence: NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (Jul–Dec 2018)
– Group Exhibition: “Sixteen Memos for the Next Millennium” NARS Foundation (Nov 16–Dec 14)
– PhD Candidate: Philosophy, Art Theory & Aesthetics, IDSVA