Erin Cunningham
ectinyshiny@gmail.com
erincunninghamart.com
512-773-2194
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2007     Master of Fine Arts, Studio ArtUniversity of Texas, Austin, TX

2003     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
2012-2019          Lecturer,3D Foundations, Sculpture, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TX
 
2012-2013          LecturerMetalsmithing, 3D Foundations, University of Texas at Austin,Austin TX
 
2011-2012          Instructor, Beginning and Intermediate MetalsSamford University,Birmingham AL
 
2011-2012          Adjunct Instructor, 3D Design, Sculpture, Foundry, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL
 
2010-2011          Adjunct Instructor, 2D Design, 3D DesignBeginning Metalworking,University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
 
2009-2010          Visiting Assistant Professor, Foundations, Sculpture, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
 
2007- 2008         Visiting Assistant Professor, Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, Sculpture, University of AlabamaBirmingham, AL
             
2007                   Instructor of Record, 3D Foundations, University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX
                        
2004- 2006        Teaching Assistant,Metals Department, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
 
 
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 
2018     These, Our Precious Scars:Works by Erin Cunningham and Alyssa Taylor WendtICOSA Collective, Austin TX
 
2016      Figure/Heads- David Bae and Erin CunninghamICOSA Collective, Austin TX
 
2014      of a Delicate Nature:Works by Erin Cunningham, Grindstone GallerySan Antonio TX
 
2011      Elemental Topographies: Works by Erin Cunningham, COOP Gallery, Nashville TN
 

SELECT GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS 
 
2019     Transformation | Verwandlung, Atlelierhaus Hilmsen Resident Artists Exhibition, Monchskirche Salzwedel, Germany
             Repurposed, curated by Erin Cunningham and Amanda McInerney, ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
             Cardinal Kindreds, curated by Teréz Iacovino, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis MN
             A Sculptor Curates Sculpture,curated by Dewane Hughes, UT Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler TX
             National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Juried Exhibition, juried by Carrie Johnson, curator at the Rockford Art Museum, Illinois
 
2018     Feminumcurated 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 Exhibitioncurated by Stacey Holloway, Stephen Smith Gallery, Birmingham AL
            Women with Their Work III: Materialitycurated 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 showcurated by Jade Walker,ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
            Juried Exhibition at The National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron ArtJuror: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 ExhibitionICOSA Gallery, Austin TX
            The 12thAnnual 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 GardenDimension Gallery, Austin TX
            Cross Current International Exchange Show U.S-Japan,Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls TX
            INVITATIONNorthern-Southern Gallery, Austin TX
            
2015     ICOSA Collective: Group Show of ICOSA members, ICOSA Collective, Austin, TX
             3rdInternational 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 EASTBig Medium, Austin TX
 
2014     Crossing Lines: Contemporary Art from Coast to CoastCurator: Josef Zimmerman, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
             Texas Sculpture Group 2014: A Panoramic View,Juror: James Surls, Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX
             Figuratively SpeakingInternational juried exhibition of contemporary art and the human bodyJuror: Natalie DunhamRymer GalleryNashville TN     
            *AstreiskBig MediumAustin TX
            “Art on the Green” 2014 Sculpture InvitationalJuror: Kurt DyrhaugKemp Center For the ArtsWichita Falls TX
             In Space: Texas Sculpture Group Members ShowDougherty Art CenterAustin TX
            
2013     12”x12”x12” 2013 Texas Sculpture Symposium,Foyer GalleryMidwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
             Handmade Austin Women,E4 GalleryAustin, TX
             Call to Arms,Invitational Exhibition curated by Winona Alexander, Visual Arts ComplexTemple College, Temple, TX
             American Art Today: Figures, The Bascom Center for Visual ArtsJuror: Jonathan Stuhlman, Highlands, NC
             A Fresh Dozen,Red Arrow ContemporaryDallas, TX
             in-DEPTH Texas Sculpture Group Member ExhibitionArt Car MuseumHouston, TX
             Advanced Young Artists 2013 Exhibition,AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, TX
             Summoned: Cast Metal Sculpture,K Space ContemporaryCorpus 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 FoodArt Folk GalleryBirmingham, 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 T

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, PleaseCurator: Mel Ziegler E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, Nashville, TN 
             CRAFTHOUSTON2006,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 1Chicago, 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
 
 
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
 
 
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
 
2019     Atelier Haus Hilmsen Markerspace, Hilmsen, Germany
 
2011     Visiting Artist in Residence at Sloss Metal Arts, Birmingham AL
 
2009     International Artist-in-residence at BAER Art Center, Hofsos Iceland
 
 
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
 
2018     Collin College Art Department, McKinney, TX
 
2018     Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas  
 
2016     Texas A&M Corpus Christi, TX
 
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
 
2019     Co-Curated “Repurposed”, ICOSA Collective, Austin TX
 
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 4, Bohn House, Austin TX
 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
 
Texas Sculpture Group
 
Texas Atomic Iron Commission
 
College Art Association
 
Mid America College Art Association
 
International Sculpture Center
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Birmingham AL, 2019, Invited Panelist
International Sculpture Conference, Kansas City, MO
Texas Sculpture Symposium, 2012, 2013, 2014
6th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in Wales, UK 2010, Invited Panelist
Mid America College Art Association, 2008, Indianapolis IN, Invited Panelist for “Old Guard/New Guard”
Keen Symposium, Invited sculptor, 2007 Keen Foundry, Houston, TX
5th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Ironbridge, UK, exhibition
 
 
COURSES TAUGHT 
 
2 Dimensional Design
3 Dimensional Design
Basic Drawing
Figure Drawing
All Levels of Sculpture
All Levels of Metalworking
Foundry
Portfolio/ Exhibition Course for Thesis Students.
 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES
 
Instruction, operation and maintenance of 3D Design area
Instruction, operation, and maintenance of full sculpture lab including:
- woodworking facilities
- metal fabrication facilities
- mold making facilities (rubber, plaster and sand)
Instruction, operation and maintenance of foundry
Instruction, operation and maintenance of complete metalsmithing/jewelry studio
Proficient in computer programs including:
- Photoshop
- Powerpoint
- Meshmaker
- Tinkercad