Erin M. Riley

Erin M. Riley (US)

Visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY weaving tapestries using wool yarn that she hand dyes, manipulates, and deconstructs. She weaves images of young women in states of undress or exposure, personal objects and various landscapes relating to destruction and death. She is drawn to images that represent sexuality and intimate events, using both her own images and images of other women that relate to her personal experiences. Riley received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA from Tyler School of Art. In 2015, she was an artist in residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.