“Art is not just something I make or do: it is the lens through which I view and interact with the world. It is how I know best to communicate my feelings and experiences.”
Erin Elizabeth Hunter of Minneapolis, MN, is a ceramic artist and painter. She received her BFA in Ceramics and Painting from UW- River Falls in 2014. Hunter recently began working with the Minneapolis-based artist collective “A Conspiracy of Strange Girls” and will be starting her tattoo apprenticeship with Jordanne LeFae in Spring 2020. She works in many media, including but not limited to ceramic, oil painting, stitch work/embroidery, mixed media illustration, linocut printing and digital illustration, often combining them.
“I work primarily in clay and oil paints, creating detailed works that explore shape and depth. I strive to create ethereal environments, with clean and contrasting colors and graceful shapes.
Art is not just something I make or do: it is the lens through which I view and interact with the world. It is how I know best to communicate my feelings and experiences. I draw inspiration and influence from everywhere in my life, so my work tends to be very personal. For example, the work I will be showing at The Phipps explores my struggles with mental health, body image, and learning to love myself when the world around me seems to be doing its best to stop me. I’m still heavily influenced by my childhood interests including folk and fairy tales, mythology, nature, literary illustrations and comic books, architecture, tattoos, human psychology and witchcraft. Some of my favorite artists are Beth Cavener, Zan von Zed, Alphonse Mucha, Arthur Rackham, Natalie Hall, Sophie Woodrow, Michelle Strader, Mike Mignola and Luis Ricardo Falero.”
In 2015 Hunter won First Place in the MN State Fair Fine Arts competition (Class 1: Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media) and has participated in shows in the Minneapolis and River Falls areas.