I made a teeny 10” x 10” History piece for the upcoming #spacesquared exhibition opening 5/10 curated by @svenman at @whitewallssf #whitewallssf

I made a teeny 10” x 10” History piece for the upcoming #spacesquared exhibition opening 5/10 curated by @svenman at @whitewallssf #whitewallssf

Got a Girl Crush posted some photos by @mtotheegg on their site today. Be on the lookout for their awesome print mag. #gotagirlcrush gotagirlcrush.com

Got a Girl Crush posted some photos by @mtotheegg on their site today. Be on the lookout for their awesome print mag. #gotagirlcrush gotagirlcrush.com

gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Erin M. Riley and her “Woven Selfies”

We’ve blogged about Erin before, but this is the first installment of original GAGC Originals — content created solely for this website.

Erin’s been getting a lot of attention recently—interviewed by Alter Street and on the radio alike, about what it means to be a woman that creates weavings of photos of other women in states of undress. Is it perpetuating a patriarchal subjection of women? Is it commentary on social media and a younger generation seeking outside validation seeing as “selfie” was Oxford Dictionary’s word-of-the-year in 2013? Or is it just really embracing women as sexual beings and how they express that in a digital age? Could be a bit of all of the former, could just be visually interesting—regardless we think they’re freaking amazing!

She culls Google and Facebook for subjects for her wall-sized tapestries. The viewer is confronted with nudity, used tampons, remnants of sex, drugs, and women posing in front of a mirror with their iPhones. A modern discussion of the permanency of what happens once you upload a photo the the internet is tangibly captured in an ages-old art form. 

Check out more of Erin’s work at www.erinmriley.com!

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I was on NPR this morning on To the Best of our Knowledge, check out the Selfie Portraits hour on ttbook.org

I was on NPR this morning on To the Best of our Knowledge, check out the Selfie Portraits hour on ttbook.org

ellecatraz:

"Erin’s Girls"
(Individual titles in captions)


Erin M. Riley is a young, upcoming artist who used a loom, one of the oldest forms of storytelling, to depict the lives of teens and young adults. she has a range of breathtaking, controversial “taboo” pieces.
These are some of my favourites.  

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My first selfie piece titled No Means No?

My first selfie piece titled No Means No?

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Detail of a new commission.

Detail of a new commission.

allieayers:

erin m. riley and an admirer.
this show was purrfect. 

allieayers:

erin m. riley and an admirer.

this show was purrfect. 

It all started with the webcam.

It all started with the webcam.

Have you seen the video Alter Street did of my work? http://vimeo.com/m/91001639 (or search “alter street Erin M. Riley”)

Have you seen the video Alter Street did of my work? http://vimeo.com/m/91001639 (or search “alter street Erin M. Riley”)

Last week of my show at @o_g_a_a_r_d 

Join them this Saturday from 6-9 pm for the closing of Erin M. Riley’s solo show The Pain Comes in Waves!  @erinmriley #woven #tapestry Tag me if you head over so I can see it one last time!

Last week of my show at @o_g_a_a_r_d Join them this Saturday from 6-9 pm for the closing of Erin M. Riley’s solo show The Pain Comes in Waves! @erinmriley #woven #tapestry Tag me if you head over so I can see it one last time!

Looking through old images of my loom for a publication. Here it is in Philly sunbathing.

Looking through old images of my loom for a publication. Here it is in Philly sunbathing.

(Source: scienceofmyth)

#Repost from @o_g_a_a_r_d 
 //  in the last days of my #Oakland show!  The gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 12-5 until the closing reception on April 19th.  #woven #tapestry

#Repost from @o_g_a_a_r_d // in the last days of my #Oakland show! The gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 12-5 until the closing reception on April 19th. #woven #tapestry