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Erin Cone

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Lubbock, Texas

Birth year

Lives in
Santa Fe

Works in
Santa Fe


Representing galleries

figurative, traditional, modern, realism


I emphasize visual impact over narrative context, focusing on the subtle orchestration of my subject within a framework of design. I create a deliberate push-and-pull between near-photorealistic detail and my own vocabulary of visual glitches that challenge that very realism. This duality is central to my work and allows the figures I paint to remain wholly representational while functioning abstractly — evoking emotion without defining it.

Erin Cone Biography
1976   Born in Lubbock, TX
1998   BFA, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Selected Exhibitions
2006   Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2005   “3,”Andreeva Portrait Gallery, Santa Fe NM (solo)
2005   “5th Annual Solo Show,” Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX (solo)
2005   AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2005   “Self Portraits by Contemporary Masters,” Andreeva Portrait Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2004   Art Expo, New York, NY
2004   Lion & Lion Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
2004   “Erin Cone: Transformation,” Seven-o-seven Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2004   “Erin Cone: New Paintings,” Wally Workman Gallery, (solo)
2003   “Erin Cone: Configuration,” Seven-o-seven Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2003   “Erin Cone: New Paintings,” Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX (solo)
2002   “Erin Cone: New Paintings,” Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX (solo)
2002   Art Ball IV, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2002   Gallery in the Garden, Governor’s Mansion, Austin, TX
2001   “Erin Cone: One Woman Show,” Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX (solo)
Recent Exhibits

Erin Cone participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Modiste
Nuart Gallery
Oct, 2013 Desiderata
Nuart Gallery
Apr, 2013 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Hespe Gallery
Dec, 2012 Group Exhibition
Hespe Gallery
Aug, 2012 Theory of Forms
Nuart Gallery
May, 2012 Gallery Selection
Hespe Gallery
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