Erin M. Riley
Erin M. Riley is a tapestry weaver living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Riley received her BFA in 2007 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, in 2009. Based on social media images as well as personal experiences, Riley’s work offers visual dialogue that aims to deconstruct the oppressive social spheres and stratification of women, as well as reconsider attitudes towards sex and sexuality through keyhole-like glimpses into their lives.
Riley’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at Freize London with P.P.O.W. Gallery, The Vancouver Art Gallery, The National Center for Craft & Design in Lincolnshire, U.K, and Town Hall Gallery in Victoria, Australia. She has been an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.