"Viva la false lashes and XXXL hoodies for the Revolucione!" | Pencil on paper | 33" x 20"




U P C O M I N G

C O N F E R E N C E | Presenter, OCADU Teaching Expo, with Amy Swartz | 2019

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





"7" | Gouache, watercolour, velvet, and glitter on paper | 14" x 11"

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

hollywood babylon

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

feel

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

alien

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

bianca

bianca
"Bianca with attendant" | Oil paint, glitter and chalk pastel on velvet | 5 ft. x 3 ft.

bramton man

bramton man
"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"

14 geese

14 geese
"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"

north

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

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

tutu

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

rushdie

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

kelly

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

woolf

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

woolf draw

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

rafa down

rafa down

mayor

mayor
"Mayor" | ink drawing, in progress | 2018

joy

joy

hulk

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

rafa shoes

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

rafa scream

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

shorts

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

grief

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

demar

demar
"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

daryl hannah

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

jack white ghost

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

jack white colour

jack white colour

cellulite

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

anna nicole

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

all hail

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

cory jo

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

party bee

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

rafa foliage

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

bumster

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

liz third eye

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

vainglorious

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

maxi wings

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

bernini cars

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

slumberland

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

expendables

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

saving jack

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

red cup

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

conversion paul

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

batmen choir

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

rococo spy

rococo spy
"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:
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