Bio and Artist Statement

BIO
Erin McIntosh is an artist and educator living in Athens, Georgia. She holds both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting as well as a B.F.A. in Art Education from The University of Georgia. Erin’s painting have been published twice in New American Paintings and exhibited at The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Erin is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Georgia. She has taught in Cortona, Italy with The University of Georgia and has experience teaching art in public schools in the U.S., Ireland, and Italy, and for public art programs in Atlanta.

Erin’s work focuses in abstraction exploring biomorphic and geometric forms. Her works are based in aqueous media including acrylics, inks, watercolor, and gouache. Her paintings are represented by Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Artist Statement
I create intuitive abstract paintings that explore the space between representation and abstractions, impermanence and permanence, and the invisible and visible. My paintings are a fusion and intermingling of structured shapes and organic forms that seem to reference elements of architecture and organic microscopic material. Intriguing symphonies of form, color and rhythm populate each painting which come into being through improvisational mark making and layering. My paintings communicate sensorial meaning in a non- verbal way that is similar to instrumental music.