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Erin Currier

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Palestinian Schoolgirls, 2009 Mixed Media 72 X 84 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Parks Gallery
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The Raft Mixed Media on Panel 60" X 72" © Courtesy of the Artist and Blue Rain Gallery
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Rozanna al Yami as the Tara (b. Lebanon, circa 1987) Mixed Media on Board 36 X 24 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Parks Gallery
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Naomi Klein 24 "x 12 " © Erin Currier
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Somaly Mam 24 "x 12 " © Erin Currier
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Ruth Carol Taylor Mixed Media on Panel 24"x 12" © Erin Currier
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Munir Said Thalib Mixed-media 24"x 12" © Erin Currier
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Slavo Zizek 10"x 8" © Erin Currier
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Democracia Ahora! 60 "x 48 " © Erin Currier
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School Pen 48"x 60" © Erin Currier
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Sati 48"x 36" © Erin Currier
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Widows 48"x 36" © Erin Currier
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American Shopgirls III Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage on Board 60 H. X 72 W. © Courtesy of the artist and Blue Rain Gallery
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Taos Fiesta Queens V Mixed Media Painting 36"x48" © 2012
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Saint Josephine Bakhita Mixed Media Collage With Acrylic on Panel 36"h X 24"w © Courtesy of the artist and Blue Rain Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Santa Fe, NM
Works in
Santa Fe, NM
Statement

Artists Statement

What began as a natural integration of my sociopolitical beliefs with a sheer joy of art-making, has since developed into a full-fledged artistic praxis by which I integrate the human realm I come in contact with in the course of my travels- its individuals, cultures, and struggles- with its refuse, in order to comment on and participate in the issues I feel most passionate about. I have travelled to 35 countries, immersing myself, to the best of my abilities, in the daily life of countries like Nepal and Nicaragua, cities such as Istanbul and Caracas, studying languages, getting around on foot or by bus, sketching, documenting extensively, making friends, and collecting disinherited commercial “waste”, after which I return to my studio to create series of works. Aesthetically, Latin American Muralist traditions, Eastern Spiritual Iconography, and Social Realism inform my work. In addition to drawing its subjects from the so-called developing world, my work often draws its aesthetic from the “Global South”, as well as its philosophical influence, in the form of Paolo Freire, Eduardo Galeano, Augusto Sandino, and Edward Said.

The more I travel, the greater my sense of urgency as an artist to address social inequality and economic disparity through my work. Above all, I am a humanist artist, politically active and unapologetically narrative in my repertoire of practices, and for whom art and the social world are inseparable.
Erin Currier 2010

Curricula Vitae

 

Born:  1975, Haverhill, MA

Home:  Santa Fe, NM

Education:  College of Santa Fe, BFA Costume Design

Selected One Person Exhibitions:

2010: “Friendly Skies,” Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010: “Journalistas Unembedded,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2009: “Schoolyards,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2009: “Schoolgirls and Schoolboys” Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009: “Portenas,” Masottatorres Contemporanea, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008: “Miss World,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2007: “America Below,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2007: “In Solidarity,” Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Embassy, Washington D.C.

2006: “From Vietnam to Venezuela, Bandits and Beauty Queens,” Parks Gallery, Taos

2005: “Mothers and Martyrs,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2005: “Small Works,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2004: “The Other America,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

2004: “Selected Works,” TOPS Gallery, Malibu, CA

2003: “Liberation Series,” College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2003: “Liberation Series,” Parks Gallery, Taos, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2009: “Vision Shift”, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2009:  Arte BA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009: “Salvo”, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

2007-08: Masottatorres Contemporanea, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008: “FOCA Show,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2007-08: “Originals,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Harwood Museum, NM

2007: “Lifting the Veil: New Mexico Women and the Tricultural Myth,” Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

2005-08: MJ Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005: “Heroes,” Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2005: “La Madre Poderosa,” Harwood Museum, Taos, NM

2003: “FOCA Exhibition,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2003: “El Corazon,” Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM

2002: “El Dia de la Muerte,” Martinez Hacienda, Taos, NM

1999-2006 Tops Gallery, Malibu, CA

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