Upcoming: Curator's Online Project | Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

November 2017: Canada Council for the Arts | "Explore and Create" Artist's Grant

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

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

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

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Wasaga Beach / 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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Othello (Dezzy and the Lusty Moor) / Oil paint, glitter and chalk on velvet / 3' x 5' / 2007

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Portrait of the artist freebasing in a leopardskin pillbox hat / Ink on paper / 20" x 17" / 2012

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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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Girl doing blow at art history lecture / 30" x 22" / Ink on paper / 2012

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

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

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

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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 + gouache on paper / 30" x 22" / 2012

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Murderball (Deliverance) / Ink on paper / 33" x 22" / 2010
RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Artist's Talk @ Hallwalls, NY | August 2017

Women's Work | Hallwalls, NY | June 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 NEWS


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

OCAD University | Teaching Award Nominee, 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. The provenance of her line-work is the lithography of Honore Daumier though any sense of Victorian restraint is more than offset by the use of kamikaze subject matter and a measure 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), Idaho State University (ID), 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), Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy), Queen's University (Kingston, ON), École Polytechnique (Paris, FR) and Karat Artspace (Cologne, Germany). In 2012, she collaborated with Heather Saunders to produce Opera Yoko, a performance held at Yoko Ono's alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY). Finley has received five project grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, three emerging artist grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and three project grants from the Toronto Arts Council. Other institutions which have funded Finley's 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. Finley has lectured on her work at the University of Buffalo (SUNY), University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Western Ontario, University of Ottawa, Brock University, Ryerson University, York University and Montreal's McCord Museum. 
Erin Finley teaches drawing at OCAD University.

Artist Contact:
e_finley@ymail.com

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