Erin Gleason is an artist, curator and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Drawing from over a decade of professional experience in the fields of architecture and branding, Gleason examines the creative exchange between urbanism and art practice – specifically the interface between the built environment, policy, economics, community, and creativity.
Operating at the intersections of social practice, design, and art, her approach is
both participatory and reductive. Gleason’s work ranges from drawing, printmaking,
photography and installation, to curating, writing, and public art commissions. She
frequently collaborates on projects with architects, landscape architects, poets,scientists, musicians, and filmmakers, among others.
She has exhibited and curated in the US and internationally including BRIC Rotunda Gallery (New York), FiveMyles Gallery (New York), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with Inverleith House (Scotland), The Pier Art Center (Scotland), and Shetland Museum and Archives (Scotland). She has won commissions for a number of public artworks including the Poetry Paths Initiative in Lancaster, PA and the Arts & Theatres Trust in Scotland.
Gleason is Founder/Editor of Cultural Fluency, an online forum and interview series that examines the creative exchange between urbanism and art practice. She is Co-Founder of the Crown Heights Film Festival, Creator and Editor of the online forum Cultural Fluency, Co-Editor/Producer of the publication FIELDWORK (ASN Mutual Press), and recipient of a number of grants including Brooklyn Arts Council Awards and a Russell Trust Award for research in Greenland. She is a 2013 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow at BRIC.
Gleason received her Bachelor of Art degrees in Fine Art and in Imaging Science (an individualized major combining Engineering, Anthropology, Art History & Studio Art) at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Master of Fine Art degree from the Art, Space & Nature Programme at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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