Erin M. Riley is a Brooklyn-based artist. She received her M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and her B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work is published in the February 2014 issue of Juxtapoz magazine, the Annual 2013 by It’s Nice That, and in the forthcoming #110 Northeast issue of New American Painting, as well as #81. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, and she has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell, and Vermont Studio Center as well Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. At MacDowell, Erin completed eight tapestries to be exhibited in May of 2018 at P.P.O.W Gallery in New York, NY. Riley had the time to work through sketches, experiments and new ideas during their time at MacDowell as well as research, plan, and prepare for upcoming larger works to be made in their Brooklyn studio.
Erin Riley worked in the Heinz studio.
The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Mrs. MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman of…