Studio Art: Metals
MFA, The University of Texas at Austin
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Artist Erin Cunningham was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. In 2003, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in small metals and sculpture. She went on to receive her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin.
Since receiving her MFA in 2007 Erin has gone on to teach at multiple Universities. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at University of Alabama in Birmingham and at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has also been a Lecturer of 3D design and sculpture at University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama.
Erin has exhibited her sculpture and jewelry both nationally and internationally. She was included in the 2009 “New American Talent” exhibition at Arthouse in Austin TX, juried by Hamza Walker. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at COOP gallery in Nashville, TN and group shows at Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University and the Dishman Museum of Art in Beaumont TX.
Erin was the recipient of an artist residency at BAER Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland. She has been a Visiting Artist in Residence at the Sloss Furnaces’ Metal Arts Program in Birmingham, Alabama.
In 2012 Erin moved back to Austin where she maintains an active studio practice while teaching metals at UT Austin and 3D Design at Texas State University.