Erin Cross received her MFA in Visual Studies with a focus in multi-media studies. Her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally and resides in numerous private and public collections. She is currently an assistant professor of art and executive director of Rall Gallery at Doane University. She resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Visual Studies, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA. MFA 2007
Studio Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA BFA 2004
GRANTS AND AWARDS
United Women’s Art Prize (Shortlisted) 2021
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Past President’s Award 2021
Doane University Faculty Research Grant 2020
19th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, Bolton Ford Purchase Award 2007
Halizo Art Festival Printmaker’s Award 2006
Marginalia: National Graduate Student Juried Portfolio Purchase Award 2006
The Wild Water Rapids Research Fund, Old Dominion University 2006
Studio Faire Artist Residency, Nerac, France 2022
Athena Standards Artist Residency, Athens, Greece, 2021
NoneSuch/Main & Station Artist Residency Parrsbaro, Nova Scotia, 2016
Banff Centre for the Artists Self Directed Residency, Banff, Alberta, 2006
Nothing and Everything, Rall Gallery, Doane University, Crete, NE 2022
Space, Governor’s Residence Exhibition, State of Nebraska Governor’s Residence Public Gallery Space, Lincoln NE 2022
Presence, Outback Gallery, The Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE 2022
Intended Halcyon, Peru State College, Peru, NE 2021
Scatter Shapes/Spatial Narrative, Main Gallery, The Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE 2020
Come From Away, Rall Gallery, Doane University, Crete, NE 2018
Day Dreamers, Cure, Norfolk, VA 2016
The Family That Becomes Me, Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA 2007
Small Group Exhibitions
Oracle and Odyssey, Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL (With Lauren Woods) 2022
Curious Considerations: Works on Paper, Main Gallery, The Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE (With Erin Butcher) 2021
Earthbound Riddles, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE (with Anne Dovali) 2020
Light Prints: Cyanotypes, Constellation Studios Gallery, Lincoln, NE (with Toan Vuong and Matel Rokke) 2019
Three Printmakers, Professional Arts Gallery, College of the Abermarle, Manteo, NC (with Heather Bryant and Elizabeth Cooke) 2014
Simultaneous, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL (with Victoria Scott) 2006
In Our Place, Midwest Nice (Curated: Briana Earl), Aberdeen, SD (Online) 2023
Bringing Color to the World: A Group Online Exhibition, www.artmumsunited.com (Curated: Sari Shryack) 2022
18th Annual Explore This! Colored Pencil Society of America, Tampa, FL 2021
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2021, Pittsburgh, PA 2021
Chiaroscuro, San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Encino, CA 2021
Watercolor USA 2021, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO 2021
34th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, Grand Gallery, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA 2021
ETCH 20, Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery, Omaha, NE 2020
Artists Choosing Artists, The Burkholder Project, Lincoln NE 2020
Persistence: National Exhibition Celebrating Women, Norfolk, VA (Juror Lori Pratico) 2019
Piece of Paper Juried Exhibition, St Louis, MO (Juror Karen Kunc) 2019
The Slide Show, Glass Wheel Studio and Gallery, Norfolk, VA 2017
Off the Press, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2016
Old Dominion University Fall 2015 Faculty Exhibition, Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Norfolk VA 2016
Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Art, Emerge Gallery and Space, Saugerties, NY 2015
Off the Press, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013
Virginia Artists 2012 Juried Exhibitions, Charles H Taylor Art Center, Hampton VA 2012
Heads Up! A Selection of Limited Edition Prints, K. Carracio Printing Studio, NYC 2012
The Secret of the Best Persons, Metro Space Gallery, Richmond VA 2012
Performance and New Media
Circle/Cycle: A Dance Performance by Lauren Woods/Featuring Lori Bilbrey-Vaaghefi and Ava Reding, Music Compositions by Erin Cross, Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL 2021
Cross, Erin. Presenter and Creator. “Travelogue: Places and Spaces from the Rall Gallery Permanent Collection. https://youtu.be/FA2Dn0IcR4k 5/20/2021
Cross, Erin. Presenter. “Inside the Collection” Series: Artwork from the Doane University Permanent Collection. https://youtube.com playlistlist=PLbzpJVBFN8NQeh7uvF3BLoymJi6sEF4ek Ongoing. 2021
Cross, Erin. Artist Talk. “Rock Portraits and Sound Drawings” Artist Book and Videos from Canadian travels. https://youtu.be/2NgCTH4HCjA 2020
Cross, Erin. Presenter and Creator. “Value’s Value: The Element of Value Explored and Considered” Curated Drawings and Prints from the Doane University Art Collection. https://youtu.be/o7JfFmpLDLg . 2020
PUBLICATIONS AND WEB PRESENCE
Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown Ups, Ed. Ned Bustard, Square Halo Books: Baltimore, 2015.
Buxbaum, Caitlin, The Poet’s Touchstone: A Journal of Art and Poetry, Vol. 64.2, Winter 2022/2023: page 18 and 60. Print.
Lerch, Mona, Women’s United Art Magazine, Issue 2, Winter 2023: page 127. Print.
Sloim, Gal, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Issue 33, February 2023: page 37. Print and Digital.
Robertson, Sally, Colored Pencil Magazine, August 2022: page 23. Print and Online.
ArtFolio:2020: page 88. Print
Palmer, Tom, American Artwork: 2018: page 88. Print.
Grahm, Ann, Art Reveal Magazine, Vol. 31. 2017: pages 16-21. Print and Online.
Zevitas, Steven, Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 40. 2016. Print.
Szollosi, Georgia, Hidden Treasures Art Magazine: Yearbook 2014/2 Volume 2. 2014: page 2 and 120. Print.
Zevitas, Steven, Studio Visit Volume Twenty 24. 2013: 41. Print.
Stuntz, Pat, First Cut: Communication for Members of The Guild of American Papercutters Volume 27/3. Summer 2012: page 29. Print.
Stuntz, Pat, First Cut: Communication for Members of The Guild of American Papercutters Volume 27/2. Spring 2012: back cover. Print.
Benson, Beverly, Discoveries Volume 24/2. Fall 2007: cover art. Print.
Quayle, Cindy, Springfield Art Museum: Watercolor USA 2021: page 12. Print and Online.
Sparks, Susan. Aqueous Open 2021: page 5. Print and Online.