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Erin Wilson

"I am interested in the interplay of colors, small-scale composition, and creating stories without words."

Erin Wilson creates quilts that reflect her urban environment in Brooklyn, NY. She works intuitively, inspired by architecture, a chance grouping of colors on the fabric shelf, her imagination.

The process begins with color. Wilson dyes fabric without rigid formulas, achieving subtle variations in each color family through repeated mixing and gradation of the dyes. In the tradition of patchwork, the quilts are entirely pieced. Contained within the regularity of the overall grid structure, each 3-inch block is a separate vibrant, complex composition, dense with visual information.

Erin grew up with fabric and learned the fundamentals of sewing alongside her mother, a versatile artist and creative role model. Her dyeing and construction methods are self taught.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center, 2005-2010
Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC, Washington Convention Center, 2005-2010
Quilt National, people's choice award, Athens, OH, Dairy Barn Arts Center, 2009
Quilts=Art=Quilts, Juror's Choice Award, Auburn, NY, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 2008
Quilts=Art=Quilts, Best In Show, Auburn, NY, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 2009
Contemporary Art Quilts, Earlville, NY, Earlville Opera House, 2009
Fiber Optics: Fine Art Quilts, Kohler, WI, John Michael Kohler Art Center, 2007
Craft Boston, Boston, MA, Seaport World Trade Center, 2006