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Erin Murray
updated: 06/13/2012
website: www.erinmurray.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Long Lost Promises of Modernism Part I
The Long Lost Promises of Modernism Part II
Skeuomorph
International Stylin'
Units of Habitation
Ville Radieuse I
Ville Radieuse II
Miesian Influence Loop
At Home in the Modern World
Executive Mansardic
Learning From Harbison Avenue
Learning From Harbison Ave, detail
Learning From Lancaster Avenue
Learning From Lancaster Avenue, detail
Learning From Lancaster Avenue, detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, landscape, urban, portraiture
 
 
The Long Lost Promises of Modernism Part I by Erin Murray
The Long Lost Promises of Modernism Part I
graphite on paper
2011
36"" x  60"" 
The Long Lost Promises of Modernism Part II by Erin Murray
The Long Lost Promises of Modernism Part II
graphite on paper
2011
36"" x  60"" 
Skeuomorph by Erin Murray
Skeuomorph
graphite on paper
2011
36" x  60" 
International Stylin' by Erin Murray
International Stylin'
graphite on paper
2011
36"" x  30"" 
Units of Habitation by Erin Murray
Units of Habitation
graphite on paper
2011
36"" x  30"" 
Ville Radieuse I by Erin Murray
Ville Radieuse I
graphite on paper
2011
36"" x  30"" 
Ville Radieuse II by Erin Murray
Ville Radieuse II
graphite on paper
2011
36"" x  30"" 
Miesian Influence Loop by Erin Murray
Miesian Influence Loop
oil on panel
2011
16"" x  24"" 
At Home in the Modern World by Erin Murray
At Home in the Modern World
oil on panel
2011
20"" x  24"" 
Executive Mansardic by Erin Murray
Executive Mansardic
oil on panel
2011
16"" x  24"" 
Learning From Harbison Avenue by Erin Murray
Learning From Harbison Avenue
charcoal and graphite on paper
2011
3'5"" x  18'" 
Learning From Harbison Ave, detail by Erin Murray
Learning From Harbison Ave, detail
charcoal and graphite on paper
2011
3'5"" x  6'" 
Learning From Lancaster Avenue by Erin Murray
Learning From Lancaster Avenue
charcoal and graphite on paper
2010
22"" x  150"" 
Learning From Lancaster Avenue, detail by Erin Murray
Learning From Lancaster Avenue, detail
charcoal and graphite on paper
2010
22"" x  30"" 
Learning From Lancaster Avenue, detail by Erin Murray
Learning From Lancaster Avenue, detail
charcoal and graphite on paper
2010
22"" x  30"" 

Artist Statement

In recent large-scale drawings of vernacular architecure I employ classicizing elements and unusual perspectives to draw out the embedded information inherent in all human-built structures. On this seemingly abandoned and portentous empty stage one can contemplate the history of architecture, the intrinsic humor of "bad" architecture, and the human experience within.

My paintings deal with similar themes in a more intimate way by presenting individual portraits of buidings with an eye towards beauty, humility, and the effect of the human hand in crafting appereance. In titling the work I borrow from the language of architecture to further add weight and meaning to these typically inconsequential structures.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2012

Municipalia, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE  

2011

Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Strata, Cerulean Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Two-person exhibition with Mashiul Chowdhury

Mount Airy Contemporary Artist's Space, Philadelphia, PA Two-person exhibition with Mark Masyga

Architecture Parlante, Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2008

(un)Built, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010

Vox VI, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton

I Can't Get You Out of My Head, Seraphin Gallery. Curated by Hiro Sakaguchi

2008

Underground, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Lee Stoetzel

Education

2001 BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, summa cum laude