2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

2009 Fulbright Scholar, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

2007 M.F.A. Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin

1999 B.A. Liberal Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, MA



2019 Night and Day, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX

2017 Jungle Transmission, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016 100% Acrylic, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

2015 A Narrow Escape from History, Big Medium, Austin, TX

         Diamond Blind, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

2013 Furthest West, The Contemporary, Austin, TX

2012 Prosperity Garden, David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio, TX

         Album of the Conqueror, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 Ornament of Savage Tribes, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX

2009 Perspective Threshold, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX

         The Height of the Slow Season, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala, India

2007 House Painting, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2006 House Painting, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX



2019 Lines Composed During A Tour, Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX

2018  By the People, THEARC West, Washington, DC

2017  Expedition Batikback, Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX

2016  Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition at Artscape, Baltimore, MD

2015  Splitting Light, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

          Viscerally Yours, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

          Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition at Artscape, Baltimore, MD

Art in Embassies, US Department of State Exhibition, New Delhi, India

          Good Senses, 101 Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2012 The Alley Cat Project, MASS Gallery, Austin TX

          Resident Exhibition, Patton-Malott Gallery, Snowmass, CO

2011 Champion Contemporary at Houston Contemporary, Houston, TX

2010 SK10, Tompkins Project, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Texpose: New Art from Austin, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

          The Longest Day of the Year, Art Palace Gallery, Austin, TX

          Le guerre de la travailleur, Fuse Box Festival, Austin TX

2007 The Yellow Wallpaper, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX

          Tabletop Sculpture, Art Palace, Austin, TX

          Coda: MFA Thesis Exhibition, VAC, University of Texas at Austin

          Texas Biennial, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX

2006 Outside Area, Gallery 3 at the Co-op, Austin, TX

          Making It Together, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX

2005 Terra Cognita, Cinematexas 10, Austin, TX

          ID, Fuse Box Festival, The Blue Theater, Austin, TX



2019 We are all living on a star, Intelligensia Coffee, Austin, TX

2018 Kedzie Jewel, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL

2017 Recreational Geometry, Facebook, Austin, TX

2016 Beaded Curtain, exterior mural, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

         Vertical Landscape, Permanent collection of the US Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan, Art in Embassies, US Department of State

          Top Knot Mural, interior mural, Top Knot, Dallas, TX

2015 French Trip, DCCAH Designed to Recycle printed truck wrap design, Washington, DC

         Diamond Landscape, The Lobby Project in NoMA, Washington, DC

         Nature and Opulence, 4 traffic control box designs, commissioned by the City of Alexandria, VA

2013 Pedestrian Geometries, City of Austin $158,000 Public Art Commission to create a permanent series of 25 sculptures for downtown 3rd Street, TX



2015 Washington DC Artist Fellowship Grant

2013 Idea Fund Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation and Diverse Works, Houston, TX

2012 Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art

City of Austin Artist Grant

2009 Fearing Award, Austin’s 2-D artist of the year

2006 Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin

2005 David Price Endowed Presidential Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin

2004 Ellen Clayton Garwood Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin

2000 Berkshire Art Association Prize, Berkshire Museum of Art

1999 Peyser Prize in Painting, Williams College


2014 Vermont Studio Center, full artist fellowship, Johnson, VT

Byrdcliff Residency, Woodstock NY

2012 Anderson Ranch, fully supported 10 week residency, Snowmass, CO

2009 Kashi Art Residency, Kochi, Kerala, India

2002 Skidmore College Summer Six Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY



2006-2013 MASS Gallery, founding member, Austin TX

2013 Surface Tension, (curator) MASS Gallery, Austin, TX

          Public Access, (curator) Fusebox Festival at MASS Gallery, Austin, TX



2015 Mark Jenkins, “In the Galleries”, Washington Post, Nov. 6

Beth Shook, “Erin Curtis: Diamond Blind”, Washington City Paper, Nov. 6

Seth Schwaiger, “Erin Curtis: Narrow Escape From History”, The Austin Chronicle, Sept. 18

Kristin Musulin, The Beauty in Trash, Waste Dive, 2015

New American Painting, South, Issue 118, June/July

2014 Michael McCarthy, “New Arrival, Bright Ideas”, DC Luxury Magazine, December

2013 Luke Quinton, “East combines West in Erin Curtis’s paintings and sculpture,” Austin American Statesman, October

Joe Henry, Erin Curtis Studio, KLRU Collective, Austin PBS, 2013

2012 Claire Ruud, “Erin Curtis, David Shelton Gallery,” Might Be Good, July 13

Todd Camplin, Erin Curtis at Conduit Gallery, Modern Dallas, 2012

2011 Dan Boehl, “Erin Curtis: Ornament of Savage Tribes,” Art Lies, Spring/Summer

2009 Lauren Adams, “Erin Curtis: Perspective Threshold at Women & Their Work,” Dallas Art News, October 30

Eric Zimmerman, “Perspective Threshold, Review,” Might Be Good/ Fluent Collaborative, October

Amanda Douberley, “Perspective Threshold” (Austin TX: Women and Their Work Gallery

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, “Review: ‘Erin Curtis,” Austin American   Statesman, October 15

Malayalam Manorama, “Fulbright Scholar exhibits in Fort Cochin,” June 18

The Hindu, “Studio Viewing by Fulbright Scholar Erin Curtis” (Art Pick), June 20

2007 Wendy Weil Atwell, “San Antonio, Erin Curtis and Karen Mahaffy,” Artlies Winter

Dan R. Goddard, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” San Antonio Express-News,
August 24

Amanda Douberley, “Tabletop Sculpture”  (Austin TX: Art Palace)

Til Richter, “The Fine Art of Austin,” Austin Monthly, May