ERIN FINLEY is a Toronto-based feminist artist whose work has been exhibited at Paul Petro (Toronto, ON); Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY); Arc Gallery (Chicago, IL); Allegheny College (Pennsylvania); Miami University (Oxford, OH); Line Gallery (North Bay, ON); CBGB's (NY); Eastern New Mexico University (NM); La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts (Burgundy, FR); Femina Potens (San Francisco, CA); Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID); The Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy); Queen's University (Kingston, ON); École Polytechnique (Paris, FR); Moonfruit Gallery (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Karat Artspace (Cologne, Germany). In 2012, she collaborated with Heather Saunders to produce Opera Yoko, a drawing-based performance held at Yoko Ono's alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY).
Finley has received national, provincial and municipal endowments, including five Canada Council project grants, three Ontario Arts Council project grants, and three Toronto Arts Council project grants. 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 in 2004 while teaching in the University's engineering program. Finley has lectured on her practice at the University of Toronto, University of Buffalo, Queen's University, University of Ottawa, Brock University, Ryerson University, York University, University of British Columbia, New York University, University of Western Ontario, the Kingston Armoury and Montreal's McCord Museum.
Erin Finley is the 2018 recipient of the Inspired Teaching Award at OCAD University. Her newest project, "Margaret Atwood for Mayor," is generously supported by the Canada Council.
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