Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her recent work explores an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, nature and ritual. Curtis’s work combines utopic ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance.
Primarily working as a painter, she also creates, large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects with a painter’s sensibility. Her current paintings are created with hand-cut canvas that are layered over stretchers or painted panels, creating works that are dense and vibrant.
Curtis has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis had solo shows at Galveston Art Center (2019) Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly San Luis Obispo University, California (2016), and at Flashpoint Gallery (2015) in Washington, DC. She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, City of Washington DC, Art in Embassies, The City of Austin and Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded fully funded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.