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


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


Solo Exhibitions 

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

Juried Exhibitions

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



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.  

Exhibition Catalogues

Quayle, Cindy, Springfield Art Museum: Watercolor USA 2021: page 12. Print and Online.

Sparks, Susan. Aqueous Open 2021: page 5. Print and Online. 

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