Erin M Cunningham
Born Kailua, Hawaii 1979
Lives in Austin, TX
 
Education
 
2007     Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art University of Texas, Austin, TX
2003     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 
Solo And Two-Person Exhibitions
 
2018     “These, Our Precious Scars”: Works by Erin Cunningham and Alyssa Taylor Wendt, ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
 
2016     Figure/Heads- David Bae and Erin Cunningham, ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
 
2014     “of a Delicate Nature”: Works by Erin Cunningham, Grindstone Gallery, San Antonio TX
 
2011      Elemental Topographies: Works by Erin Cunningham, COOP Gallery, Nashville TN
 
SELECT GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
 
2018     Feminum, curated by Loren Schwerd, Landmark Art Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
            Solid Gone, curated by Ben Woodson, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes Barre, PA
In the Belly of the Beast: A Metal Casting Exhibition, curated by Stacey Holloway, Stephen Smith Gallery, Birmingham AL
            Women with Their Work III: Materiality, curated by Jessica Dallow and Peter Prinz, Space One Eleven, Birmingham AL
            “Chiaroscuro: probing mystery, seeking clarity” curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
            Natural 20, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles CA
 
2017     From Eden to Oblivion, ICOSA Collective members show, curated by Jade Walker, ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
Juried Exhibition at The National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Juror: Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham AL
            XX8 Biennial Invitational of Female Artists, Fisch Haus Gallery, Wichita KS
            Good Mourning, Tis of Thee, Co-lab Projects, Austin TX
 
2016     ICOSA Collective: Members Exhibition, ICOSA Gallery, Austin TX
The 12th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Austin TX
            Texas Atomic Iron Commission: Juried Membership Exhibition, University Gallery, Texas A&M- Commerce TX
            ‘Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture’, Dimension Gallery, Austin TX
            Paved Garden Dimension Gallery, Austin TX
            Cross Current International Exchange Show U.S-Japan, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls TX
            INVITATION Northern-Southern Gallery, Austin TX
           
2015     ICOSA Collective: Group Show of ICOSA members
3rd International Exchange Show US-Japan 2015, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
            Iron Tribe Exhibit 2015, Burris Hall Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas NM
            Texas Atomic Iron Commission: Selected Works, Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, LA
            Post-Japan Exhibit for Texas Atomic Iron Commission, Virginia Shore Gallery, Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX
            DUE EAST, Big Medium, Austin TX
 
2014     Crossing Lines: Contemporary Art from Coast to Coast, Curator: Josef Zimmerman, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
Texas Sculpture Group 2014: A Panoramic View, Juror: James Surls, Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX
Figuratively Speaking, International juried exhibition of contemporary art and the human body, Juror: Natalie Dunham Rymer Gallery, Nashville TN  
*Astreisk Big Medium, Austin TX
            “Art on the Green” 2014 Sculpture Invitational, Juror: Kurt Dyrhaug, Kemp Center For the Arts, Wichita Falls TX
            In Space: Texas Sculpture Group Members Show, Dougherty Art Center, Austin TX
           
2013     12”x12”x12” 2013 Texas Sculpture Symposium, Foyer Gallery, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
            Handmade Austin Women, E4 Gallery, Austin, TX
            Call to Arms, Invitational Exhibition curated by Winona Alexander, Visual Arts Complex, Temple College, Temple, TX
            American Art Today: Figures, The Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Juror: Jonathan Stuhlman, Highlands, NC
A Fresh Dozen, Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas, TX
            in-DEPTH Texas Sculpture Group Member Exhibition, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
Advanced Young Artists 2013 Exhibition, AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, TX
            Summoned: Cast Metal Sculpture, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
 
2012     Texas Sculpture Symposium, COOP Gallery at San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo TX
Texas Atomic Iron Commission Exhibition, Burris Hall Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas NM
Reflections of Food, Art Folk Gallery, Birmingham, AL
 
 
2011     Texas Atomic Iron Commission Exhibition, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco TX
Elemental Topographies: works by Erin Cunningham, COOP Gallery, Nashville TN
Scott + Cooner: Work by Erin Cunningham, Scott + Cooner Gallery, Austin TX
            Arrested Form, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont TX
 
2010     Everything Must Go, Lite Box Gallery, Birmingham, AL
6th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art : Artists Exhibition, Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwelly, Wales
The Welch School 2010 Faculty Exhibition, Welch School Art Gallery, Atlanta GA
Art and Architecture Show: LOOK, curated by Deborah Page, private residence, Austin, TX
            BAER  2009 resident Artists show, BAER Art Gallery, Hofsos, Iceland
 
2009     New American Talent 24, Juror: Hamza Walker, Arthouse, Austin, TX
            Wearable Art- Biennial Jewelry and Fiber Show,  Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham, AL
The National Cast Iron Art Exhibition, 2009 Conference at Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL
            Women’s Works 2009, Honorable mention, Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL
 
2008     Alumni Show, DFA Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX
            Tangible Transience, Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY
            “A Woman’s Work is Never Done” Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY
Texas Atomic Iron Commission, University of Texas at Permian Basin Department of Visual Arts, Permian Basin, TX
 
2007     Parts of the Puzzle, Please, Curator: Mel Ziegler E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, Nashville, TN
            CraftHouston 2006, traveling juried show, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX              
            CODA: Part 1, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
 
2006      Making It Together, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX                 
             “Not Done Yet”, Ox-Bow Art Gallery, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
 CRAFTHOUSTON 2006, Juror: Suzanne Ramljak Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Thoughts Materialized, SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL,
             Iron 2006: Exhibition featuring Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture, Curator: David Lobdell,Ironbridge, UK
 
2005     In Triplicate, The Southwest School of Art and Crafts, San Antonio, TX        
             Fever, works by current MFA students, Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
 
2004     Chicago Metal Arts Guild Group Show, Lill Street Arts Center, Chicago, IL
 
2003      Undergraduate Exhibition for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 1, Chicago, IL
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awards/ Grants/ Fellowships
 
2014     Director’s Choice Purchase Award, Rymer Gallery, Nashville TN
 
2006     Graduate travel grant, University of Texas at Austin
 
2006     Ox-Bow School of the Arts Fellowship, Saugatuck, MI
           
2006     Graduate travel grant, University of Texas at Austin
 
2005     Crain Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art, University of Texas at Austin
 
2004     Hughes Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art, University of Texas at Austin
 
Artist in Residence
 
2011     Visiting Artist in Residence at Sloss Metal Arts, Birmingham AL
 
2009     International Artist-in-residence at BAER Art Center, Hofsos Iceland
 
Bibliography
 
The Austin Chronicle, “Figure/Heads: David Bae and Erin Cunningham”, 2016
 
Austin Fusion Magazine,  Jeana Bertoldi, “Erin Cunningham: Artist, Experimenter and Metal Enthusiast, 2013
 
The Tennesean, Jones, MiChelle, “Sculpture Breaks Molds: Work by Erin Cunningham,” 2011
 
B-Metro, Levine, Brett, “Pounded Into Shape”, STUDIO interview with Erin Cunningham, Birmingham, AL  2010
 
Austin Chronicle Brenner, Wayne Alan, “New American Talent Twenty-Fourth Exhibition”, Austin Chronicle, Austin, TX 2009       
 
Nashville Scene, Critics Pick, “Parts of the Puzzle, Please” Nashville, TN October, 2007
 
Making It Together, Rivera, Katia, “Erin Cunningham,” Austin, TX 2006
 
Fever Catalogue, Campbell, Andy, “Get Rid of Those Love Handles!” Austin, TX 2005
 
Visiting Artist Lectures
 
2018     Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas 
 
2015     University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler TX
 
2011       University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL
 
2008     Artist Lecture in conjunction with 3-person show at Vanderbilt University
 
Curated/Juried Shows
 
2018     Co-Curated “Prima Materia”, Pump Project Gallery, Austin TX
 
2015     Selected Curator for the 2015 “Art of the Green” Sculpture Invitational Exhibition
 
 
 
 
 
COMMISSIONED ART AND COLLECTIONS
 
Elemental Topography 1, Tom Smith, Austin, TX
 
Elemental Topography 2, Museum Tower, Dallas TX
 
Elemental Topography 3, Deborah Page
 
Elemental Topography fragment, Daryl Wickstrom, New York City, NY
 
Professional Experience
 
2012-present      Lecturer, 3D Foundations, Sculpture, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
 
2012-2013          Lecturer, Metalsmithing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX
 
2011-2012          Instructor, Beginning and Intermediate Metals, Samford University, Birmingham AL
 
2011-2012          Adjunct Instructor, 3D Design, Sculpture, Foundry, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL
 
Summer 2011    Adjunct Instructor, Intro to Metalsmithing, 2D Design, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
 
2010-2011          Adjunct Instructor, 3D Design, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
 
2009-2010          Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
 
2007- 2008         Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture Department, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
             
2007                 Instructor of Record, 3D Foundations, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
                       
2004- 2006         Teaching Assistant, Metals Department, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
 
 
 
 
 
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