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Erin Castellan
Bloomington, Indiana

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My art practice reflects both an engagement with materials, and an engagement with the creative process.  It is not my goal to have complete control over my materials or mastery over my creative process.  Instead, I prefer to have a fluid, constantly evolving practice that allows for discovery and wonder.  I combine various methods of painting, drawing, printing, and stitching to create works where imagery and materiality are equally important.  As I work, I search for the point where the physicality of materials such as paint, thread, or fabric gives way to a larger sensation of existence.  It is not a full transformation that I am after, but rather a flickering back and forth between the known materials and a feeling of the infinite.


born: 1980, Morgantown, West Virginia


Indiana University (Bloomington), MFA 2012
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA 200350/50: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

selected awards/honors

Associate Instructor Fellowship, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2011-2012

selected publications

50/50: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking; PrintZero Studios curated catalog, 2010

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Soft Spots, Honeymilk Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008

selected group shows

Spontaneous Repetition, StrataSphere Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Intersection, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Particular/Peculiar Print Portfolio, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 2008



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