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⚡︎ NEWS ⚡︎

May 2018 | Hallwalls, NY | "AHA!" w/ Michael Snow, Tony Oursler, Pam Glick, Jim Dine et al.


April 2018 | Drawing for Art | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON

Feb. 2018 | Shortlist Nominee, OCAD University Teaching Awards
"Inspired Teaching Award" & "Teaching Excellence Award"

Nov. 2017 | Canada Council for the Arts | "Explore & Create" Grant Recipient

June 2017 | Women's Work with Cindy Sherman, Shary Boyle, Ida Applebroog, Suzy Lake, Kiki Smith



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

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"Fate of the Brampton man who fatally tortured a Terrier on a McDonald's patio last April" | Ink | 2017

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"Death of the Chancellor" | Ink on paper | 20" x 28" | 2016

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"Cory Joseph, High Park" | Pencil, chalk, rhinestones & twigs on LP album cover | 12" x 12" | 2018

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"Kyle Lowryđź’•YSL PostSeason Sparkle" | Gouache on paper | 14" x 11" | 2018

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"POINTBREAK" | Pencil crayon, acrylic, collage on paper | 17" x 14" | 2018

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

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"Wasaga Spray Tan" / Watercolour on paper / 30" x 22" / 2017

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

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"Bianca, with attendant" / Oil paint, glitter and pastel on velvet / 5' x 3' / 2007

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"Othello (Death of Dezzy)" / Oil paint, glitter and chalk on velvet / 3' x 5' / 2007

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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 and 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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"Rafa" / Pencil crayon and chalk on paper / 22" x 30" / 2009

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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

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"Jack White at the Air Canada Centre" | Gouache on paper | 14" x 11" | 2016
RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Women's Work | Hallwalls, NY | 2017

Artist's Talk @ Hallwalls, NY | 2017

Birth
| Ryerson University, Toronto, ON | 2017

Glimpse | Station Gallery, Whitby, ON | 2017

All Hail | Redhead Gallery, Toronto, ON | 2016

Waysides | Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, US | 2016

Transformation | Helson Gallery, Georgetown, ON | 2016

The Bees (& The Birds) | Graven Feather, Toronto, ON | 2016



OTHER

OCAD University | Teaching Award Nominee (Shortlist), 2018

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

OCAD University | Teaching Award Nominee (Longlist), 2017

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 drawings       feature outlandish, imaginary narratives. Her line-work is inspired by the lithography of HonorĂ© Daumier, though any sense of Victorian restraint is offset by kamikaze subject matter and a degree of hyperbole normally reserved for Looney Tunes celluloid.  

Finley's drawings have been exhibited at Paul Petro (Toronto, ON);     Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY); Arc Gallery (Chicago, IL); Allegheny College (Pennsylvania); Miami University (Oxford, OH); Line Gallery (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); Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy); Queen's University (Kingston, ON); Moonfruit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); École Polytechnique (Paris, FR) 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 been awarded grants from national, provincial and municipal agencies, 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, UniversitĂ© du QuĂ©bec a MontrĂ©al, and the University of Calgary, where she obtained an MFA in 2004 while teaching drawing in the University's engineering program. Finley has delivered lectures on her studio practice in Canada and the United States at the following institutions: 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 teaches drawing at OCAD University. Her newest project, "Margaret Atwood for Mayor," is a series of drawings generously supported by the Canada Council.

Artist Contact:
e_finley@ymail.com

 © 2018 Erin Finley. All rights reserved.

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