​​Erin Leland

B. 1985 (Knoxville, Tennessee)​
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York



Education:

2010

Master of Fine Arts, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2007

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

2006

National Exchange Program at Hunter College, New York, New York

2006

International Exchange Program at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China



Solo Exhibitions:

2016 ​
Catwalk Informed by a Priest, Providence College – Galleries, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, August 24 – October 8

2013

Traces To Form Concrete Thoughts, Weltraum 26, Munich, Germany, September 27 – October 4

Everything Is Everything, Michael Strogoff Gallery, Marfa, Texas, April 5 – 26

2011

Critical of Tan, ACRE Projects, Chicago, Illinois, January 30

2010

Untitled (Artist Talk), The Watermill Center, Long Island, New York, November 6

2007

Self-portraits, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, October 26 – 30



Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography, New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts, January 20 – March 25

2016

The Pop-Up Postcard Project, curated by Servane Mary and Michel Auder, Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, New York, January 17 – February 8

2015

Compound Lens, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 11 – February 6

2014

Psychic Panic, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 16 – June 29

Conversation Hearts: You Slayer Me, Rainbo Club, Chicago, Illinois, February 14 – March 13

2013

White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 6 – July 28

How Do I Look?, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, February 22 – March 23

2012

We Started with the Eyes, publication release with Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Golden Gallery, New York, New York, July 1

2010

Quarterly Site #3: Stay in Your Lane, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, Illinois, July 17 – August 15

Engender Trouble, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, Illinois, June 26 – July 31

New Insight Exhibition at Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Susanne Ghez, April 30 – May 3

NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art at Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, April 30 – May 3

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois, March 16 – March 20


Residencies:

2013

Villa Waldberta, Munich, Germany (Fall)

2011

The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada (Spring)

2010

Watermill Center Residency, Long Island, New York (Fall)

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, Wisconsin/ Chicago, Illinois (Summer)


Selected Publications:

2015

“Notes On Blue: Interview with Moyra Davey,” interview with artist Moyra Davey, Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, http://badatsports.com/2015/notes-on-blue-interview-with-moyra-davey/ (June 12)


"Hilton Als on Writing", interview with Hilton Als, Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, http://badatsports.com/2015/hilton-als-on-writing/ (January 9)

2014

“Untitled (Six Digital Collages),” Monsters & Dust, 4 (Winter), 108 – 114

2012

Marja-Leena Sillanpää and Erin Leland, “We Started With the Eyes,” satumaa*kustantamo, booklet and sound recording, July 1

“Story of the Eye” and “Self-portrait,” Musée Magazine, images featured in online monthly publication, March 16, 130-131

2011

“Employing My Double” and “Accidental Sightings,” Blast Counterblast, eds. Anthony Elms and Steve Reinke, Toronto: Mercer Union, 161-165


Selected Bibliography:


2017

Sarah Baker, "The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography, "Art New England, ​March/ April


2015

Interview with Todd Steed, Changing Course, Knoxville Public Radio, WUOT-2, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 31

Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2014, ed. Sally Deskins, image and statement printed in anthology, Blurb: Deskins

2014

“Sally Deskins Interviews Olivia Ciummo and Erin Leland of 'Psychic Panic' at SPACE Gallery,” Pittsburgh Articulate, http://pittsburgharticulate.com/2014/07/14/sally-deskins- interviews-olivia-ciummo-and-erin-leland-of-psychic-panic-at-space-gallery/, July 14

Anthony Elms, “Advertorial,” Bulletins of the Serving Library #6, essay as a loose-leaf insert, released at MoMA PS1, New York, March 2

2013

Chip Schwartz,“ICA Gets Fashionable with White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart,” Theartblog, www.theartblog.org/2013/03/ica-white-petals-surround-your-yellow-heart/, March 11

“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at Institute of Contemporary Art,” Contemporary Art Daily, http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/2013/05/white-petals-surround-your-yellow- heart-at-institute-of-contemporary-art/, May 12

2012

Jose Macian, Sue Jane Stoker, and Jorn Weisbrodt, eds. The Watermill Center – A Laboratory of Performance: Robert Wilson’s Legacy, image and citation printed, Stuttgart: DACO, January 31

2010

Art Chicago/ Next: On-Site Exhibitions & Public Programming, image featured in exhibition catalogue, May 3