Erin Robinson Grant
February 27 – April 11, 2024
Corrine Woodman Gallery
Reception & Corvallis Arts Walk
Thursday, March 21, 5:30 -7 PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Erin Robinson Grant has always been interested in biological boundaries. Where does the boundary between the subjective self and the objective external world lie? Is it at the interface of the skin? Or do we consider how our biological systems within the body have uncanny analogs in the flora and fauna that we claim superiority to?
Humans have always psychologically struggled with their place in the natural world. Paradoxically, the closer we get to understanding and manipulating our environment and our own bodies through science and medicine, the harder it becomes to wrap our collective consciousness around the morality and meaning of what we’re seeking to accomplish through these modifications. In this exhibition, Grant has created pieces that attempt to break down these barriers between the human body (what is considered the self) and the natural world (considered other).
Erin Robinson Grant is a new media artist currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Indiana, Grant earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and MFA from Indiana University. She has also attended the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia and The Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Her work deals with birth, death, and our abject responses to it. She explores these themes through an amalgamation of video, animation, drawing, installation, performance, and computer interaction.
Grant has exhibited nationally at The Kinsey Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland. Her collaborative video piece A Hunger Artist was chosen to be on the Shortlist of the first Guggenheim/You Tube Biennial and was featured in the exhibition Un/Conscious Bent at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Grant has exhibited at a variety of venues in the Northwest including Gallery 114, University of Portland, the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Blackfish Gallery, PUNCH Projects, Lower Columbia College, and Central Washington University.