"Curtain/Wall" is a two-sided painting that mixes textile traditions from around the world. The piece alludes to screen walls that separate women from men in many cultures and times, and from a desire to facilitate the audience seeing two things at once.
Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She creates paintings, large-scale site-specific installations and public art projects. Her work explores abstraction, repetition and ornamentation and their historical roots in weaving, architecture, ritual and body ornamentation.. She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Recently, Curtis had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly San Luis Obispo University, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery in Austin, Texas (2015) and at Flashpoint Gallery (2015) in Washington, DC. She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, City of Washington DC, Facebook, Art in Embassies, The City of Austin and for the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria. She has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and been awarded fully funded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.