A B O U T
My name is Erin Holt and I am a visual artist and educator living and working in St. Paul, MN.
My work - often figural and surreal - revolves largely around concepts of the body, gender, and the mental state. I use my art as a platform to discuss the dualities of natural/manmade, male/female, and reality/dream. In shows both domestically and abroad my prints and ceramics have found homes, and my work has landed in a variety of collections including The National Gallery of Australia, Iowa State University, St. Ambrose University, Kennesaw State University, The Northern Clay Center, and Macalester College.
I’ll be honest, I get bored easily. This means I’ve taken to working in a wide range of visual media including print, clay, paper, watercolor, and textile. Most recently I’ve had work featured in an exhibition at the Kenosha Creative Space in Kenosha Wisconsin and I created new work for the The Moving Pictures Print Portfolio exchange through Ambrose University.
Other current projects include new figural print work exploring dreamscapes, societal expectation, and gender identity. More of these will be uploaded to this site shortly.
If you have an inquiries please don't hesitate to contact me. I’d love to talk to you.
R E S U M E
Coursework in the Minnesota Center for Bookarts Certificate program 2017-now
Graduate Apprenticeship with Professor Ruthann Godollei, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 2013
BA from Macalester CollegeSt. Paul MN 2013
Coursework in Art and Anthropology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (February-June) 2012
Senior Book Award for Excellence in Studio Art - Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2013
Gateway Award for Excellence in Writing, Natural Sciences Division - Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2012
"A New Bulldog in Town.” Macalester Digital Commons: Award Winning Anthropology Papers.
Moving Pictures - Juried Print Exchange and Exhibition - St. Ambrose University, Davenport IA 2019
7 Deadly Sins - Juried Exhibition, NCECA Participating Show - Carleton College, Northfield MN 2019
Art of the Eye - Juried Exhibition - Kenosha Creative Space, Kenosha WI 2018
Parts of a Whole, IV - Juried Exhibition - Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN 2017
The Workshop - Collaborative Installation with Samantha Leopold Sullivan - Studio Payne, Minneapolis MN 2017
The Land Machinist - Collaborative Installation and Show for Sad Boys Pop Up Gallery - Hamline University, St. Paul MN 2016
Wondrous Transformations Print Exchange - Group Exhibition at SGCI conference -PNCA Commons, Portland OR 2016
The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi - Juried Exhibition - Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN 2016
Parts of a Whole, III - Juried Exhibition - Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN 2016
Animalia International Print Exchange - Group Exhibition - The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia 2016
Iowa State University Postcard Print Exchange 2014 - Iowa State University, Ames IA 2014
Dirty Dozen: The 2014 Calendar - Group Exhibition - Living Proof Print Collective, Minneapolis MN 2014
Only Natural - Solo Exhibition - The Ledge Gallery, Minneapolis MN 2013
Quiet Nightmare - Juried Exhibition - The People’s Gallery, St. Paul, MN 2013
Artists of the NCC - Group Exhibition - Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN 2013
Animalia International Print Exchange - Group Exhibition 2013-2014
The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
Il Bisonte Gallery, the Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
Urbandale, Iowa Library, Iowa
Art for Shelter III - Benefit Sale and Exhibition - Burnet Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis MN 2013
Mock-Up: Senior Capstone Show - Group Exhibition - Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2013
Student Show - Juried Exhibition - Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2013
Student Show - Juried Exhibition - Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2012
Student Show - Juried Exhibition - Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 2011
4th Biennial Undergraduate Showcase - Group Exhibition - Hopkins Art Center, Hopkins MN 2011
Student Show - Juried Exhibition - Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 2010
Les Farrington Best 100 Juried Art Exhibition - Juried Exhibition - A to Z Gallery, St. Paul MN 2009
MALL (Minneapolis Art Lending Library), Minneapolis MN 2019
Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia 2014, 2016
Macalester College Permanent Collection, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2013
Godollei, Ruthann. How to Create your own Gig Posters, Band T-Shirts, Album Covers & Stickers: Screenprinting, Photocopy Art, Mixed Media Collage, and Other Guerilla Poster Styles. Voyageur Press, 2013.
Teaching and Related Experience
Artist Instructor, Artistry MN, Bloomington MN 2019-now
Artist Instructor and Demonstrating Artist, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN 2019-now
Youth and Community Artist Instructor, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN 2015- now
Guest Lecturer, Plastic Plate Lithography, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2015, 2016
Instructor, Ceramics, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN 2011- now
Departmental / Curatorial Assistant, Art & Art History Department, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2013
Ceramics Technician and Studio Assistant, Macalester College, St. Paul MN 2010-2013