Erin Morrison (b. 1985, Little Rock, AR) studied painting and sculpture at Memphis College of Art and UCLA, where she received her MFA in 2014. Her work is informed by issues of Social Justice, Reproductive Rights, and the implications of the expansion of Western Colonialism on global relations. Often spanning the languages of abstraction and representationalism, she embraces analog methods of production including gypsum cast bas-relief, printmaking and ceramics as a means of bringing in the viewer to have a physical dialog with the intricacies of her work.
Past Solo exhibitions include: Easy Money, Jeeum Gallery, Hong Kong (2021); Colony, Ochi Projects Los Angeles (2019); The Letdown, Ochi Projects Los Angeles (2017); Object Decorum, Ochi Gallery Ketchum, Idaho (2016); Relief, Samuel Freeman Gallery Los Angeles (2015).
Selected Group exhibitions and collaborations include: Rivers and Mountains, Oolong Gallery Solana Beach, CA (2022); Return of the Dragons, Blossom Market Los Angeles, CA (2021); Handball Court, Los Angeles, CA (2021);Soft Pretzel, Vacation Gallery, New York, NY (2018); An Homage to Hollis Benton, Over The Influence, Los Angeles, CA (2018); When the Fire Burns Out, Chimento Contemporary Los Angeles (2017); A Plot of Land, Dutton Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Memory Theater, Upfor Gallery, Portland (2016); XX, curated by Shepherd Fairey, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2015); When the Sun Hits, The Pit, Glendale, CA (2015); and One Foot on the Ground, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA (2015)
International Art Fairs and events include: Make it Work, Christie's auction, De Sarthe Gallery Hong Kong, (2021);Fine Art Asia, Jeeum Gallery Booth (2021); UNTITLED Art Fair, Ochi Projects LA, San Francisco, CA (2019); ZSONA MACO Art Fair, Ochi Projects LA Booth, Mexico City, MX (2018); Sexy Beast, Gala and Silent Auction, Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (2018); TAKE BACK THE HOUSE, Fundraiser for Swing Left, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018); Amplify Compassion, ACLU Benefit Auction, 356 Mission, (2016)
Morrison has also acted as co-curator for multiple events including Collect For Choice, fundraiser for The Brigid Alliance hosted by The Binder of Women (2022); LAMMAHOUSE, hosted exclusively by The C.A.D, Hong Kong (2021); Binder of Women exhibitions Heatwave, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and Good Smoke / Good Poke, 0.0LA (2018)
Her work has been featured in publications including: Hyperallergic, The Hong Kong Economic Journal, The Contemporary Art Digest, Juxtapoz, LA Magazine, FLAUNT, The Los Angeles Times, and New American Paintings.