⚡️ Upcoming & Recent News ⚡️

Erin will be in a group show at Durham Gallery (Feb-April 2023)

Erin receives OCADU Award
Toronto, ON | 2021 Award

Erin performs virtual drawing | Birmingham City University
Birmingham, England | 2021 Drawing Presentation

OCADU & Ontario Tech University
Live Drawing by Erin Finley and Amy Swartz | 2021

Utrecht University, Netherlands | Collab with Heather Saunders | 2020

Erin speaks at Queen's University, Kingston | Artist Talk | 2020


Erin receives Canada Council for the Arts Grant | 2017

⚡️Instagram: @erin_finley_artist ⚡️



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"Portrait of the Artist Keying Cars (Bernini's Daphne)" | Ink on paper | 11" x 14"

jack

jack
"Saving my Jack Russell" | Ink and iridescent paint on paper | 11" x 14"

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"Education is a human right" | Ink + gouache on paper | 11" x 14"

demar

demar
"Demar" | Graphite powder and charcoal stick on paper | 30" x 22"

grief

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

gold serena williams

gold serena williams
"Serena Gold and Manicure" | Charcoal, pen, ink, rhinestones, gold leaf, acrylic paint and metal foil on paper | Dimensions variable

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"In June of 2018, fourteen geese were found on the Allen Expressway, but, in a dream, I saved them all" | Gouache on paper | 30" x 22"

slumberland

slumberland
"Portrait of the Artist Keying Cars II (Slumberland)" | Ink and iridescent paint on paper | 11" x 14"

serena

serena
"Dream of Serena" | Chalk on paper | 14" x 11"

liz third eye

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

feel

feel
"Stars Squid Rafa" | Charcoal & acrylic paint on paper | 30" x 22"

brando

brando
"Borromini" | Watercolour & pencil on paper | 30" x 22"

hulk

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

rococo spy

rococo spy
"Rococo Spy" | Ink and gouache on paper | 30" x 22"



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 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 Gallery (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); Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn, NY) 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 support, 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 in the University's engineering program. Finley has given talks on her 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, Ontario Tech University, Utrecht University, University of Wisconsin, the Kingston Armoury and Montreal's McCord Museum. During the pandemic, Finley participated in several live virtual drawing events, marking a new phase of her creative practise. 

Erin Finley teaches drawing at OCAD University, where she has won two teaching awards.
 
Finley's newest series of drawings, titled Margaret Atwood for Mayor, was developed at the Banff Centre during an artist's residency. The project is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Artist Contact:
erinfinleyartist@gmail.com

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