"Portrait of the artist wearing sticky shoes and sport socks and a Madonna t-shirt while crushing on Rafa Nadal in Montreal" | Pen, neon highlighter marker, gouache, ink, metallic paint, Sharpie, collage | Dimensions variable



S O O N ♥︎

"Margaret Atwood For Mayor" | Solo Exhibition
Earl Selkirk Gallery, Toronto | Sept. 26 - Nov. 3, 2019

Guest lecture at Durham College, Ontario
March 2020



R E C E N T

A U C T I O N | Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY | AHA! | 2019

T E A C H I N G | Union Draws, Toronto | Union Station | 2019

E X H I B I T I O N | Aird Gallery, Toronto | "Drawing 2019" | 2019

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

A W A R D | OCAD University Teaching Award | 2018

G R A N T | Canada Council for the Arts "Explore and Create" Grant | 2017





rafa ijury

rafa ijury

pj's

pj's
"Portrait of the artist (distraught!) wearing Rafa Nadal pyjamas while watching Rafa Nadal lose Wimbledon" | Ink and collage on paper | 11" x 14"

serena

serena
"Serena in Virgil Abloh" | Chalk on paper | 14" x 10"

jw

jw

baby

baby
"Babylove" | Pencil, watercolour, acrylic | 14" x 11"

maxi

maxi
"Portait of the artist in Louis Vuitton and maxi-pad with wings" | Ink | 33" x 22"

mermaid

mermaid

"Sleepy Gould Dream" | Pencil on paper

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"

feel

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

jack

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

miata

miata
"Little" | Ink + collage on paper | 14" x 11"

plank

plank
"Mordecai Richler Stirrups" | Ink & pencil on paper | 30" x 22"

grief

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

brando

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

munro

munro
"Viva la false lashes and XXXL hoodies for the Revolucion!" | Pencil on paper | 30" x 22"

lowry 7

lowry 7
"7" | Gouache, acrylic paint and ink on paper | 14" x 11"

gold serena williams

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

alien

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

hulk

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

bianca

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

mayor

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

demar

demar
"Demar" | Graphite powder and charcoal stick on paper | 30" x 22" | 2014

jack white ghost

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

sloop

sloop
"Kiss on the mouth" | Ink, paint, pencil crayon, pen, and white paint concealing red-lipstick kiss marks on paper | 30" x 22"

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

liz third eye

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

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

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 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 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 received OCAD University's "Inspired Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching First-Year Students" in 2018. 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 for the Arts.

Artist Contact:
e_finley@ymail.com

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