Bio and Artist Statement
Erin McIntosh works as both an artist and educator in Athens, Georgia. She studied fine art at The University of Georgia holding 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. Erin’s painting have been published in New American Paintings and exhibited widely including at The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Currently, Erin is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Georgia. She has taught in Cortona, Italy with The University of Georgia. She has experience teaching art in public schools in the U.S., Ireland, and Italy, and for public art programs in Atlanta.
Erin’s research focuses in abstraction and non-objective visual language containing biomorphic and geometric forms. Her works are based in aqueous media including acrylics, inks, watercolor, and gouache. Her paintings have been exhibited and collected both regionally and nationally and are represented by Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta, GA and OAC Gallery, an online gallery based in New Mexico.
I produce 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.