Erin McIntosh


April Flowers 5, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 30 in.

April Flowers 7, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 15 in.

April Flowers 3, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 16 in.

April Flowers 6, 2012 acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.

untitled, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 41 in.

untitled, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 41 in.

untitled, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

untitled, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

 Artist Bio

Erin McIntosh (American, b. 1980) studied at The University of Georgia with an emphasis in drawing and painting from which she holds a BFA and MFA in Studio Art.

Erin’s artistic practice is a weaving of studio work and teaching. Selected exhibitions include Looking Back, Trudging Forward (curated by Bryce Hammond); 68.57: From Point A to Point A at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s satellite space; Emerging Artists 2009 at the Spruill Gallery in Atlanta, and Introductions ’05 at Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. Her work has been published in the 2006 Southeastern edition of New American Paintings. She is currently an adjunct instructor for The University of Georgia in Athens and has been an instructor for multiple semesters in Cortona, Italy for UGA. She also teaches at Gainesville State College. Erin has taught art in public schools in the U.S., Ireland, and Italy; for The Georgia Museum of Art; and public art programs for The Office of Cultural Affairs in Atlanta.

Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and is represented by Gregg Irby Fine Art and Emily Amy Gallery, both in Atlanta.

Artist Statement

My art investigates impermanence and the invisible. The fragility of spaces “in between” comprise this realm. I am interested in visually depicting the ephemeral nature of thought. This research utilizes intuitive yet controlled processes and materials including water-based media and cut paper to achieve a sense of visual lightness and impermanence. My abstract visual language employs a lexicon of organic and architecturally derivative forms that reference the body, its substructures and the vast space beyond the individual. My intention is to create poetic works that revere stillness and delicacy, counter to a Western context that embraces speed and strength.

 

Erin McIntosh’s Website

Erin McIntosh at Gregg Irby Fine Art