U P C O M I N G

E X H I B I T I O N | 'PERFECT MOMENT' | 2019

T A L K | Public Lecture at Georgian College, Ontario | 2019



R E C E N T


WINTER 2018 | Canada Council for the Arts Grant + OCAD University Teaching Award



rafa squid

rafa squid
"Feel" | Charcoal & acrylic paint on paper | 30" x 22" | 2018

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"Trish Stratus (WWE Othello)" | Oil paint, glitter and chalk pastel on velvet | 5 ft. x 3 ft.

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"Woman 1" | Ink, watercolour, iridescent acrylic, Sharpie on paper | 30" x 22"

serena

serena
Serena Williams ("You owe me an apology") | Charcoal, pen, ink, rhinestones, gold leaf, acrylic paint and metal foil on paper | Dimensions variable | 2018

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"Fate of the Brampton man who fatally tortured a Terrier on a McDonald's patio last April" | Ink, charcoal, xeroxed photograph, iridescent acrylic paint on paper | 14" x 11"

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"North Ov'r Ev'rythng" | Charcoal powder and gold leaf on paper | 30" x 22"

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"Britney, leglift" | Pencil crayon | 30" x 22"

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"Britney😍😍‼️" | Pen, acrylic paint + watercolour | 15" x 18"

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"Kelly Monaco" | Watercolour | 20" x 15"

tutu

tutu
"Serena in Virgil Abloh tutu" | Chalk and acrylic paint on paper | 10" x 8"

"Magical ankle-strap closed-toe heels" | Marker, chalk and gold foil on paper | 10" x 8"

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"What happened to fourteen geese on the Allen Expressway last June should never have happened at all" Pencil crayon, ink, acrylic paint | 14" x 11"

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"Virginia Woolf, the porpoise" | Pen and pencil on paper | 30" x 22"

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"Lambo" | Charcoal, paint, plastic, metal foil & Penthouse magazine photo | 30" x 22"

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"Virginia Woolf, the porpoise" | Preparatory drawing | 22" x 30"

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"Alien" | Pen on paper | Unfinished | 11" x 18"

rafa down

rafa down

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"Mayor" | ink drawing, in progress | 2018

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"Hulkmania" | Ink & watercolour on paper | 22" x 30"

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"Borromini" | Watercolour on paper | 30" x 22"

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"I ❤️ Dior! Vamos Dior!" | Pen, ink and paint on paper | 33" x 22" | 2018

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"Rafa-Scream-Alexander-Calder-Filigree-Chandelier-Earring" | Pencil, Sharpie, safety pin, wood-pencil shaving, magazine clippings on paper | 13" x 30" | 2018

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"Rafa's Shorts" | Watercolour + pencil on paper | 11" x 14" | 2018

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"Grief" / Gouache, pencil crayon, fluorescent paint on paper / 14" x 11" / 2015

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"Young Demar: There's a long list of one-time All-Stars and I don't want to be on it." | Graphite powder and charcoal stick on paper | 30" x 22" | 2014

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"Daryl Hannah" | Pencil on paper | 14" x 11" | 2018

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"Ghost Romance Heavy Metal Music Dream" | Pencil on paper | 14" x 11" | 2018

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"Cellulite" | 33" x 22" | Watercolour on paper | 2018

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"Woman 1: Anna Nicole" | Oil on canvas | 18" x 30" | 2018

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Installation view | "All Hail" solo show at Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond, Toronto | 2016

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"Cory Joseph, High Park" | Chalk, ink, rhinestones, park debris | 12" x 12" | 2018

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"Party" | Ink, with rhinestones, on paper | 22" x 19" | 2018

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"Rafa" | Pencil crayon & chalk on paper | 22" x 30" | 2007

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"Bona Fide Bumster" | Ink, gouache, gold leaf on paper | 30" x 22" | 2012

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"Liz Third Eye (Hillary Love)" / Gouache and acrylic on paper / 11" x 14" / 2016

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"Vainglorious Macho" / Ink and gouache on paper / 30" x 22" / 2013

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"Portrait of the artist in Louis Vuitton and maxi-pad with wings" | 33" x 22" | Ink & gouache on paper | 2011

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"Keying Cars (Bernini's Daphne)" / Ink on paper / 11" x 14" / 2015

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"Keying Cars II (Slumberland)" / Ink and iridescent paint on paper / 11" x 14" / 2015

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"Expendables IV" / Ink, watercolour, pencil on paper / 16" x 11" / 2014

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"Saving My Jack Russell" / Ink and iridescent paint on paper / 11" x 14"/ 2015

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"Red Cup" / Ink and watercolour on paper / 18" x 24" / 2014

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"Conversion of Saint Paul in Brogues" / Ink and gouache on paper / 30" x 22" / 2012

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"Batmen Choir" / Ink on paper / 24" x 18" / 2011

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"Rococo Spy" / Ink and gouache on paper / 30" x 22" / 2012

P R E V I O U S T H I N G S

Hallwalls Drawing Rally, Buffalo, NY | 2018

Women's Work | Hallwalls, NY | 2017

Birth | Ryerson University, Toronto, ON | 2017

Canada Council for the Arts | Explore & Create Grant | 2017

All Hail: Solo Exhibition | Redhead Gallery, Toronto, ON | 2016

Waysides | Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, US | 2016

Ontario Council for the Arts | Exhibition Grant | 2016

Canada Council for the Arts | Production Grant | 2015

A.I.R. Gallery, NY | Collabo w/ Heather Saunders | 2015


The artist thanks these organizations for their research support:

The artist thanks these organizations for their research support:


ERIN FINLEY is a Toronto-based feminist artist whose work has been exhibited at Paul Petro (Toronto, ON); Arc Gallery (Chicago, IL); Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY); Allegheny College (Pennsylvania); Eastern New Mexico University (NM); CBGB's (NY); Miami University (Oxford, OH); Line Gallery (North Bay, ON); La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts (Burgundy, FR); Femina Potens Gallery (San Francisco, CA); Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID); Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy); Queen's University (Kingston, ON); École Polytechnique (Paris, FR); Moonfruit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn) and Karat Artspace (Cologne, Germany).    In 2012, she collaborated with Canadian artist Heather Saunders to produce Opera Yoko, a drawing-based performance held at Yoko Ono's alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College in New York. 

Finley has received national, provincial and municipal endowments, including project grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Other institutions that have supported her work include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Université du Québec a Montréal, and the University of Calgary, where she obtained an MFA while teaching drawing in the University's engineering program. Finley has lectured on her creative practice at McGill University, University of Toronto, University of Buffalo (SUNY), University of Ottawa, Queen's University, Brock University, Ryerson University, York University, University of British Columbia, Sheridan Institute, New York University, University of Western Ontario, the Kingston Armoury and Montreal's McCord Museum.

Erin Finley is the 2018 recipient of OCAD University's "Inspired Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching First-Year Students."          Her newest project, Margaret Atwood for Mayor, was developed            at the Banff Centre during an artist's residency. The project is generously supported by the Canada Council.
  
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Artist Contact:
e_finley@ymail.com

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