Erin Cunningham

erincunningham@boisestate.edu

 

Education

BFA Visual Arts, Drawing Boise State University 2005

MFA Visual Arts, Painting Boise State University 2011

Awards and Press

Juror’s Choice Award, Student Juried Show Boise State University 2004

Penland Studio Assistantship, Penland School of Craft, Asheville, NC 2005

“Really Surreal: Erin Cunningham’s Artistic Absurdity” Kelly Lanae Robinson, Boise Weekly, November 21, 2007

Best of Boise Third Place, Boise Weekly 2009

Best of Boise Third Place, Boise Weekly 2010

“MFA Thesis Exhibit Opening” Kat Thornton, Boise Weekly, March 9, 2011

Best of Boise Readers Choice, Best Idaho Living Visual Artist, Boise Weekly 2011

“Wither & Bloom Explores Truth, Memory” Christopher Schnoor, Boise Weekly, June 27, 2012

            Best of Boise Readers Choice, Best Visual Artist, Boise Weekly 2013

            Boise City Department of Arts & History Traffic Box Project, 2013

            Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, 2013

            Best of Boise Readers Choice, Best Visual Artist, Boise Weekly 2014

            Nomination, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, 2014

            Nomination, Northwest Contemporary Art Awards, 2014

Exhibitions

2004 “Election” Performance with the Boise Naval Base, November, Boise

2005 BFA Thesis Exhibition, May, Visual Arts Center, Boise State University

            No. 2 Productions, July, Boise ID

            No. 2 Productions, October, Boise ID

2006 “Into Nowhere: New Drawings by Erin Cunningham” August

          “Visual Assault: Ben Wilson and Erin Cunningham” November, Flying M Boise, ID

2007 “What Lurks in the Basement: Annual Illustration Show” January/February, Basement Gallery, Boise ID

2008 “What Lurks in the Basement: Annual Illustration Show” January/February, Basement Gallery, Boise ID

          “Under the Grid” June, J. Crist Gallery, Boise ID

          “Now Everyone Can Be Happy” September/October, Basement Gallery, Boise, ID

2009 “Hello Friend: Erin Cunningham and Ben Wilson” June/July, Visual Arts Collective, Garden City

          “We Made a Deal with the Devil” August/September, Toronto-New York (traveling exhibition)

2010 “We Art Women” April-May, Visual Arts Collective, Garden City, ID

2011 “Confabulation: MFA Thesis Exhibition” March 11-25, Visual Arts Center, Boise State University

          “The New Nothing” July, Bricolage, Boise, ID

2012 “Whispering Pines: The Hazel B. Jackson Project” March, Bricolage, Boise,

          "Wither & Bloom” June-July VAC, Boise, ID with Eli Craven

          “Navigate” August, Bricolage, Boise, ID

           Day of The Dead Altars, Idaho Historical Museum, Boise, ID

2013 “Re-Thread” Bricolage, May, Boise, ID

                      “Never After” VAC, August-September, Boise

                       Day of the Dead Altars, Idaho Historical Museum, October, Boise

                       Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum

                      “Taking Liberties: 60 Seconds” Bricolage, Boise

              2015 "New Work" ENSO Artspace, Garden City, ID

                       "Tiny Wonderful" ENSO Artspace, Garden City, ID

              2016 "Dino Show" Swell Gallery, Boise

  "32 Cells" Idaho State Historical Society, Old Penitentiary, Boise

  "Harvest" Swell Gallery, Boise

   2017 "Naughty Show" Visual Arts Collective, Garden City

  "Terrarium" Visual Arts Collective, Garden City (participant and organizer)

  Boise State University Faculty Show, Visual Arts Center, Boise State University

 

Employment

Studio Artist, Freelance Illustration and Fine Art 2005-present

Boise State University, Adjunct Faculty, 1910 University Drive, 208-426-1000 Laurie Blakeslee, Chad Erpelding Supervisors 2011-present

College of Western Idaho, Adjunct Faculty, 5500 E. Opportunity Dr, Nampa, ID, Brenda Fisher, Karen Brown Supervisors 2014-present

Studios

Black Hunger Studios & Gallery, Boise 2011-2013

ENSO Artspace, Boise 2014

Madacsi, Cunningham & Vandegrift, Garden City 2015-present