Erin Leland

B. 1985 (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Contact:
erin.leland1@gmail.com
Education



2010
Master of Fine Arts, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2007
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

2006
National Exchange Program at Hunter College, New York, New York

2006
International Exchange Program at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China



Solo Exhibitions


2018
Marmalade, The Fort, Brooklyn, New York, February 3 - March 18

2016
Catwalk Informed by a Priest, Providence College – Galleries, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, August 24 – October 8

2013
Traces To Form Concrete Thoughts, Weltraum 26, Munich, Germany, September 27 – October 4

Everything Is Everything, Michael Strogoff Gallery, Marfa, Texas, April 5 – 26

2011
Critical of Tan, ACRE Projects, Chicago, Illinois, January 30

2010
Untitled (Artist Talk), The Watermill Center, Long Island, New York, November 6

2007
Self-portraits, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, October 26 – 30




Selected Group Exhibitions


2020
White Columns Online: ‘Private Behavior’ curated by Lauren Marinaro, White Columns, online exhibition, New York, New York, June 18 - September 12

When We First Arrived..., The Corner at Whitman-Walker, Washington, D.C., January 25 - July 19

2019
Wings, Evening Hours, reading, New York, New York, April 27

2018
Zebra, La Kaje Place, two person reading with Mark Beasley, Brooklyn, New York, April 7

2017
The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography, New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts, January 20 – March 25

2016
The Pop-Up Postcard Project, curated by Servane Mary and Michel Auder, Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, New York, January 17 – February 8

2015
Compound Lens, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 11 – February 6

2014
Psychic Panic, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 16 – June 29

Conversation Hearts: You Slayer Me, Rainbo Club, Chicago, Illinois, February 14 – March 13

2013
White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 6 – July 28

How Do I Look?, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, February 22 – March 23

2012
We Started with the Eyes, publication release with Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Golden Gallery, New York, New York, July 1

2010
Quarterly Site #3: Stay in Your Lane, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, Illinois, July 17 – August 15

Engender Trouble, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, Illinois, June 26 – July 31

New Insight Exhibition at Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Susanne Ghez, April 30 – May 3

NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art at Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, April 30 – May 3

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois, March 16 – March 20




Curatorial


2019
Stranger Approaching, group exhibition, Bridget Donahue, New York, New York, September 8 - November 3



Residencies


2017
Theater for Beginners Workshop with Richard Maxwell and The New York City Players, New York (Summer)

2013
Villa Waldberta, Munich, Germany (Fall)

2011
The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada (Spring)

2010
Watermill Center Residency, Long Island, New York (Fall)

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, Wisconsin/ Chicago, Illinois (Summer)



Selected Bibliography


2019
Viola Angiolini, "'Stranger Approaching' at Bridget Donahue", Mousse Magazine, October 15,
http://moussemagazine.it/viola-angiolini-bridget-donahue-new-york-2019/

Dean Kissick, "The September Openings: New York's Must-See Shows", Cultured Magazine, September 4, https://www.culturedmag.com/the-september-openings/

2017
"The Cat's Meow", Cultured Magazine, Winter, 114

Sarah Baker, "The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography, "Art New England, March/ April

2015
Interview with Todd Steed, Changing Course, Knoxville Public Radio, WUOT-2, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 31

Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2014, ed. Sally Deskins, image and statement printed in anthology, Blurb: Deskins

2014
“Sally Deskins Interviews Olivia Ciummo and Erin Leland of 'Psychic Panic' at SPACE Gallery,” Pittsburgh Articulate, July 14

Anthony Elms, “Advertorial,” Bulletins of the Serving Library #6, essay as a loose-leaf insert, released at MoMA PS1, New York, March 2

2013
Chip Schwartz,“ICA Gets Fashionable with White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart,” Theartblog, March 11, 
www.theartblog.org/2013/03/ica-white-petals-surround-your-yellow-heart/

“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at Institute of Contemporary Art,” Contemporary Art Daily, May 12, http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/2013/05/white-petals-surround-your-yellow- heart-at-institute-of-contemporary-art/, 

2012
Jose Macian, Sue Jane Stoker, and Jorn Weisbrodt, eds. The Watermill Center – A Laboratory of Performance: Robert Wilson’s Legacy, image and citation printed, Stuttgart: DACO, January 31

2010
Art Chicago/ Next: On-Site Exhibitions & Public Programming, image featured in exhibition catalogue, May 3



Selected Publications


2020

“Neighbors”, Scene Report, Issue #2, Spring, Los Angeles: Dominica, Inc.

"Young at Heart", Cultured Magazine, February/March, 
https://www.culturedmag.com/michael-almereyda/

2019
"On an Island in the Future with Meriem Bennani", Cultured Magazine, Summer, 
https://www.culturedmag.com/meriem-bennani-whitney-biennial/

"Tell Me Something Good", Cultured Magazine, April/May, 
https://www.culturedmag.com/vaquera-moma-ps1/

"The Long Take", Cultured Magazine, February/March, text and portraits, 
https://www.culturedmag.com/kevin-jerome-everson/

2015
“Notes On Blue: Interview with Moyra Davey,” interview with artist Moyra Davey, Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, June 12, http://badatsports.com/2015/notes-on-blue-interview-with-moyra-davey/

"Hilton Als on Writing", interview with Hilton Als, Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, January 9, http://badatsports.com/2015/hilton-als-on-writing/

2014
“Untitled (Six Digital Collages),” Monsters & Dust, 4, Winter, 108 – 114

2012
Marja-Leena Sillanpää and Erin Leland, “We Started With the Eyes,” satumaa*kustantamo, booklet and sound recording, July 1

“Story of the Eye” and “Self-portrait,” Musée Magazine, images featured in online monthly publication, March 16, 130-131

2011
“Employing My Double” and “Accidental Sightings,” Blast Counterblast, eds. Anthony Elms and Steve Reinke, Toronto: Mercer Union, 161-165