Erin M. Riley

Crimson Landslide
2013
42″ x 52″
Wool, Cotton

 

Nudes 14
2014
24″ x 23″
Wool, Cotton

 

Fun
2012
42″ x 30″
Wool, Cotton

 

Coffee Table
2011
41″ x 27″
Wool, Cotton

 

 

 

 

Photo: SimplyMyView J.Bachner

 

Mini Interview with ERIN M. RILEY:

Your childhood ambition:

I wanted to be a fashion designer as soon as I learned how to use a sewing machine at age 8. I also had fascinations with being in jail and being a stripper, both seemed easy ways to live for free or make money.

Something you treasure:

I treasure myself, and my work.

Your worst habit:

I drink a lot of coffee, I also work too much.

The aspect of your work that’s most important to you:

I appreciate the way it helps me express emotions that are abstract or controversial. It’s been my tool for developing my views on sexuality, violence, death and so many other things. I use my work as a conduit for research and understanding the psychology of women in day to day activities.

Your first job:

My first job was Dunkin Donuts in Massachusetts.

Someone whose work you highly recommend:

Eric Yevak  www.ericyevak.com

 

 

View Erin M. Riley’s artwork here.