b. Spokane, WA
Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION
2011 Master of Fine Arts, Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2000 Bachelor of Arts, Ecological Studies/Spanish, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
2006-2009 Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2004-2005 California College of the Arts, San Francisco/Oakland, CA
2002-2003 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS
2014 Education Fellowship, The Wassaic Project
2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship, Ox-Bow
2010 Director's Award, Center for Fine Art Photography

RESIDENCIES
2017 Montez @ Mathew, New York, NY
2014 The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Burnside Farm, Detroit, MI
2013 The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency + Exhibitions), Stuben, WI
Vessel & Page Gallery, Pontiac, MI
2011 El Nido Cabins, Tieton, WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Tarpaulin Muster, Good Weather, North Little Rock, AR
2010 You ( ) Take It With You, Gallery 40, Seattle, WA
2009 Spill Into Standing, The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018 Charm Offensive: Erin Sweeny + Salome Kokoladze, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2011 HATCH: Sweeny & DuBois, Café 1923, Hamtramck, MI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Smother Stays Home, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY
2018 
(Not) Staying Still, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY
Show Your Hand, Small Editions, New York, NY
2017
The Only Thing That's New is Us, Mathew Gallery, New York, NY
As Above So Below, Burnside Farm, Detroit, MI
Something to hold onto, Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, NY
Nasty Women; Binders of Them, The Cave, Detroit, MI
2016
Urbanscapes, Arts Brookfield, New York, NY
Redlight Redlight (Orange Edition), Orlando, FL
2015
Deep End: The Wassaic Project's 2015 Summer Exhibition, Wassaic, NY
This Dog Needs A Name, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014
The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
In All Kinds of Weather, /protocol/, Gainesville, FL
Longshot 2014, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2013
Taking the Reins, The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM
2012
Making is the Mirror, Roxaboxen Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
To Forge and To Forage, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
10x10x10, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, WA
2011
Here Here: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum
Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI
Three Cubes, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Women: A Celebration of Art & Culture, Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
2010
Blue, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Future Seating: 2010 Chair Show, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2009
The Watch Shop, 668 Jackson, Seattle, WA
ISO PCNW: Longshot, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008
Pacific Northwest Photographers, Plasteel Gallery, Seattle, WA
The SlideLuck CoCAShow, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
2019 Key to the Colossus, Art in Odd Places Festival (AiOP), New York, NY
2014 Performance Team, To Cross (Walking New York), The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Installation by Anne Wilson as part of the Thread Lines exhibition, created during two months of public performances
2013 Performance Team, Time After Us, St. Paul’s Chapel, New York, NY
24-hour walking performance by Ernesto Pujol commissioned for the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Festival

COLLABORATIONS
2017 As Above So Below, Detroit, MI and Brooklyn, NY (site-specific performances in collaboration with Kate Daughdrill + Bel Falleiros)
2012 Two Tone (Getting to Know You), Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI (video installation in collaboration with Nathan Tonning)
2011 Janus Tunnel, DEMF/Movement Festival, Detroit, MI (site-specific sculpture in collaboration with Daniel Roberts, commissioned by Paxahau)

BIBLIOGRAPHY | PRINT MEDIA
Ulysses: The Only Thing That's New is Us, Montez Press, 2018
In All Kinds of Weather. Exhibition Catalog. Gallery Protocol and Good Weather, 2014
10x10x10xTieton. Exhibition Catalog, Paper Hammer, 2012
Experiencing Perspectives. Exhibition Catalog, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, 2011
Carnes, Rosalind and Riley, Haynes. Here Here, Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Book. Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2011

BIBLIOGRAPHY | ONLINE PERIODICALS
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Your Concise Guide to the 2016 Bushwick Open Studios,” Hyperallergic, Sept 27, 2016
“Onerooph Takes A Look At ‘Urbanscapes,'” Onerooph, Aug 3, 2016
Vartanian, Hrag. “ArtRx NYC,” Hyperallergic, June 21, 2016
Litvak, Ed. “Clinton Street Love Mob,” The Lo-Down: News from the Lower East Side, May 26, 2015
Arino, Lisha. “LES 'Love Mob' to Highlight Clinton Street Shops Through Art and Stories,DNAinfo, May 20, 2015
Erin Sweeny: Tarpaulin Muster, featured in Issues 9 and 10, Anomalous Press, 2013

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
Erin Sweeny: Protanopia, Small Editions, 2017

"Practice in Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar's," Art21 Magazine, Apr 2017
"Xanax Film Festival: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys," The Brooklyn Rail, Apr 2017
"Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity,"Art21 Magazine, Mar 2017
"Gut Feeling. Martha Friedman: Dancing Around Things," The Brooklyn Rail, Feb/Mar 2017
"A Revolution of Self-Care in Simone Leigh’s Waiting Room," Artedolia, Dec 2016
"Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation," Art21 Magazine, Oct 2016
"Skye Gilkerson and the Edge of Space," Skye Gilkerson: Unending Exhibition Catalog, Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, Oct 2016
"Divine Wind: HK Zamani and the Reinvention of PØST," Art21 Magazine, Sept 2016
"All The Colorful Lights: Liz Nielsen, Carolina Wheat and Elijah Wheat Showroom," Art21 Magazine, Aug 2016
"Love Mob Memories: Artist Erin Sweeny & Santo Domingo Bakery," FABRIC, June 2016
"Everyone Gets Lighter: On John Giorno, Ugo Rondinone, and the Gift of Exchange," Art21 Magazine, Apr 2016
"Rooms With A View," Art21 Magazine, Mar 2015 (Guest Editor: Clarinda Mac Low)
“Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance,” Art21 Magazine, Sept 2014
“The Feast of Detroit,” Art21 Magazine, Jan 2014
“Ernesto Pujol: A Classroom with Legs," Art21 Magazine, Oct 2013
Monthly Contributor, “Praxis Makes Perfect” Column, Art21 Magazine, June 2012-July 2013

TEACHING/LECTURING
2014 Teaching Artist, Webutuck High School, Wassaic, NY
2013 Instructor, The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Guest Critic, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
2012 Artist-in-Residence Lecture, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
2012 Artist Lecture, Vessel & Page, Pontiac, MI
2010 Artist Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art
2010 Guest Lecturer, Cranbrook Summer Art Institute
2009-2010 Gallery Educator, Cranbrook Art Museum 
2006-2007 Teaching Artist, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2006-2007 Darkroom Instructor, Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center/PCNW, Seattle, WA



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