Erika Stearly

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Work1 Title: 30 E. Main Street, No. 10 Year: 2016 Materials: Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel Dimensions: H 12 in W 9 in D 1 in
Work2 Title: 511 Briar Cliff South, No. 02 Year: 2016 Materials: Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel Dimensions: H 12 in W 9 in D 1 in
Work3 Title: 140-1 Hill Road, No. 03 Year: 2016 Materials: Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel Dimensions: H 12 in W 9 in D 1 in
Work4 Title: 131 E. Main Street, First Floor, No. 04 Year: 2016 Materials: Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel Dimensions: H 12 in W 9 in D 1 in
Work5 Title: 30 E. Main Street, No. 21 Year: 2016 Materials: Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel Dimensions: H 12 in W 9 in D 1 in

Statement:

My paintings feature furniture and other household objects as a way to contemplate abstraction and representation. As their titles suggest, these paintings depict actual residences. These paintings balance an impulse to faithfully render the objects in these spaces against the emphasis on the hand of the artist. The coexistence of abstraction and representation, along with the liminal hybrid of the two, serve to orient the viewer, inviting them to construct their own narrative of the scene.

Resume:

Education
2014
MFA, Painting and Drawing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA
2009
BFA, Painting, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
2010
Summer Painting Intensive, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience
2016-
Teaching Artist, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2015
Emerging Artist in Residence, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA
2012-14
Editorial Assistant, The Journal of the National Art Education Association

Awards/Grants/Residencies
2016 Artist Residency, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
2014 (2) Travel Grant, Graduate Scholars Forum, IUP, Indiana, PA
Trespass Artist Residency, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Artist Grant, Black Rock Arts Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Professional Development Grant, IUP, Indiana, PA
2013 (2) Graduate Student Research Grant, IUP, Indiana, PA
Travel Grant, IUP, Indiana, PA

Selected Exhibitions
** Catalogue

2017
C’mon In, The Cohen Gallery, The GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
Project Wall, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2016
**27th Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutzown, PA
The Big Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY
Curated by Theresa Goodman
2015
**26th Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
This is Where We Used To Live, Penn State University, Altoona, PA
2014
Take a Painting, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Take a Painting, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
**Take a Painting, IUP, Indiana, PA
2013
IMAGO, Annex Gallery, IUP, Indiana, PA
The Great Indoors, Harrisburg Area Com. College, Harrisburg, PA
2012
Coup d’Espace: Palmipsest, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D. C.
Curated by Steven H. Silberg and Neil C. Jones
Juried Visual Art Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
Curated by Linda Benedict-Jones, Murray Home, and Michael Olijnyk
**Take Our Word For It, University Museum, Indiana, PA
Curated by Oliver Herring

Place: PA

Contact: erikastearly@gmail.com

Website: http://www.erikastearly.com