Spring 2020 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Erin M. Riley
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Erin M. Riley is a fiber artist who makes powerful large-scale tapestries using a centuries-old hand-weaving process with hand-dyed wool on a floor loom, depicting the complex spectrum of female sexuality–from excitement & fear to pleasure & pain. Derived from personal photography, found photographs, & still lifes, Riley’s imagery explores the innate difficulty of womanhood, objectification of the female body, & traumas both large & small that weigh on the on the search for self-identity.