ABOUT/CV

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.

My art is an exploration of various mark making methods through traditional, contemporary and experimental visualizations. I am interested in how far I can push the concept of drawing/painting and what actually constitutes, “a mark.” I translate my visual experiences as a narrative agent producing a lyrical movement and allowing dialogue between line, shape, movement and sound to interact within my various compositions, distorted and highlighted.

She is currently an assistant professor of art at Doane University. She resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

EDUCATION

2007

MFA in Visual Studies, Norfolk State University

2004

BFA in Printmaking, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

RESIDENCIES

Studio Faire Artist Residency, Nerac, France (Summer 2021)

Main and Station Nonesuch Artist Residency, Parrsborro, NS 2018

Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity, Self Directed Artist Residency, Banff, AB 2006

GRANTS/AWARDS

Graphic Chemical and Ink Co. Purchase Award, Marginalia: National Graduate

Student Juried Portfolio Purchase Award, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN

Bolton Ford Purchase Award, 19thAnnual McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University

SOLO/SMALL GROUP EXHIBITION

Scattered Shape / Spatial Narratives, The Burkholder Project -Main Gallery, Lincoln NE 2020

Earthbound Riddles, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln NE (with Artist Ann Dovali)2020

Light Prints: Cyanotypes, Constellation Studios Gallery, Lincoln NE (with Artists Toan Vuong, and Matel Rokke)2019

Come From Away, Ralls Gallery, Doane University, Crete NE 2018

Day Dreamers, Cure, Norfolk VA 2016

Three Printmakers, Professional Arts Gallery, College of the Abermarle,Manteo, NC (with Artists Heather Bryant and Elizabeth Cooke) 2014

The Family That Becomes Me, Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA 2007

Simultaneous, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL (with artist Victoria Scott) 2006

INVITATIONAL AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Persistence: A National Exhibition Celebrating Women, Norfolk, VA (Juror Lori Pratico) 2019

Piece of Paper Juried Exhibition, St Louis, MO (Juror Karen Kunc) 2018

7thAnnual Armstrong 2D National Exhibition, Savannah, GA 2017

Physical to Virtual: The Post-Digital Printmaker, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC 2017

The Slide Show, Glass Wheel Studio and Gallery, Norfolk, VA 2017

Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Art, Emerge Gallery and Space, Saugerties, NY 2016

Off the Press, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014

Old Dominion University Fall 2015 Faculty Exhibition, Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Norfolk VA 2013

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 2011

The Secret of the Best Persons, Metro Space Gallery, Richmond VA 2011

Covert Operations Print Exchange Portfolio. Morningside College, Sioux City, IA 2010

A Book about Death, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NYC 2010

Chimera, K. Carracio Printing Studio, NYC 2010

The Illustrated Word, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR 2008

Exotic Plants, Animals and People, Graphic Communications Gallery 6, National

Library, Tallinn, Estonia 2007

PUBLICATIONS

Contempto Annual. Print

Salann Magazine: Giving Artists a Voice, Edition 2. Print.

Palmer, Tom, American Artwork: 2018: page 88. Print. 

Grahm, Ann, Art Reveal Magazine, Vol. 31, pages 16-21. Print and Online.

Zevitas, Steven, Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 40, Print.

Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown Ups, Ed. Ned Bustard, Square Halo Books:  Baltimore, 2015

Szollosi, Georgia, Hidden Treasures Art Magazine, Vol. 24, page 41. Print.

Stuntz, Pat, First Cut: Communication for Members of the The Guild of American Papercutters, back cover, Vol. 27, No. 3, Summer

Stuntz, Pat, First Cut: Communication for Members of The Guild of American Papercutters, page 29, Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring

Benson, Beverly, Discoveries Magazine (National Institute for Learning Development), Cover Art, Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall

WEB PRESENCE

Artist Interview/Issue 31, Art Reveal Magazine, www.artrevealmagazine.com

Artist Highlight/Feb 2016, The Post Digital Printmaker

www.thepostdigitalprintmaker.tumblr.com

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Main and Station Art Collection, Parrsborro, NS

Caraccio Printing Studio, Print Collection, NYC

Printmaker Kathy Caraccio, Private Collection

Graphic Chemical and Ink Company, Villa Park, IL

National Library of Estonia, Special Collections, Tallinn, Estonia

Frogman’s Press, Trade Print Collection, Vermillion, SD

Kolher Art Library Collection, Madison, WI

Purdue University Art Collection, Lafayette, IN

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