Erin Morrison (b.1985 Little Rock, AR, USA) is an artist currently based in Hong Kong.
The current body of work involves the large scale reproduction of coins circulated by the East India Company at the height of British Imperialism.
With a process that fits squarely between the languages of painting and sculpture, I employ methods of casting, with repeated guilding, chemical oxidation and exposure.
The act of making enlarged reproductions is a meditation on memorialising and monumentality. When currency is no longer circulated its original messages are left behind,
leaving figures and latent symbols that demand reinterpretation as society shifts its position on issues of class and status that have been avoided or altogether ignored.
Erin Morrison earned her BFA from Memphis College of Art in 2007 and an MFA from UCLA in 2014. She has exhibited at galleries within the US and
internationally, including Gallery Jeeum, 2021 (Hong Kong); Ochi Projects 2017 & 2019 (LA); Chimento Contemporary, 2017 (LA);
VACATION, 2018 (New York); Guerrero Gallery, 2018 (San Francisco); Over The Influence, 2016 (LA); The Pit, 2015 (LA); Samuel Freeman, 2015 (LA);
James Harris, 2015 (Seattle); Western Exhibitions, 2010 (Chicago); among others.
As a visiting artist, she has taught and lectured at institutions such as University of California Long Beach, Pepperdine University, Claremont University,
Santa Monica College, and UCLA.
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