Erin Vincent

Erin Vincent experiments with various art forms including assemblages, sculpture, painting, mixed media and collage with the intent of paying homage to the past and present. Vincent edits the material culture of society, breathing life into debris and resurrecting materials that hold a particular significance to her.

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About Erin Vincent

Erin Vincent (1977) is a Toronto based-artist whose work draws on a variety of processes and media.  Vincent has always been fascinated by antiques and ephemera, which hold a huge significance and influence in her work. Erin is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Waterloo and received her degree in education from the University of Western Ontario.  She spent over four year’s abroad working, traveling and cultivating her artistic practice. Vincent exhibits her work locally and can be found in private collections in Canada, UK, France, U.S.A. and New Zealand.

Artist Statement:
Erin Vincent experiments with various art forms including assemblages, sculpture, painting, mixed media and collage with the intent of paying homage to the past and present.  Vincent edits the material culture of society, breathing life into debris and resurrecting materials that hold a particular significance to her. By reusing and re-contextualizing discarded family mementos, found objects and photographs, forgotten memories are reborn with new interpretation.  The appropriated images and objects are elevated to a fine art context in a gesture that simultaneously preserves and remakes personal histories.

Education:
Qualified Teachers Status, Art, U.K
University of Western, Honours B.Ed.  Art
University of Waterloo, Honours B.A. Fine Arts

Grants and Awards:
2001, Best In Show, 2nd Michael Gibson Gallery
2000, 4th Year Printmaking Award
2000, Fine Arts Award
1999, Pat Hurley Memorial Award
1999, C.J. Mills Stone Lithography Award

Workshops:
2004, Grey Roots Cultural and Heritage Centre, Summer Program

Media Coverage:
Steven and Chris, CBC 2012
Style at Home, Oct Edition, 2011
Chatelaine, December Edition, 2010
Now, December Gift Guide, 2010
HGTV’s “Pure Design”, 2009
City Line, Home Day with Kimberly Seldon , August, 2009
Where.ca Editors Pick, December, 2008
HGTV’s “Designer Guys”, 2007
Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser, Nation Film Board of Canada, 2007
HGTV’s “My Parent’s House” The Raha’s, 2006
HGTV’s “My Parent’s House” The Fretz’s, 2006
Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, Art Interiors, 2006
Canadian House & Home, Bedroom Edition, 2006.
Canadian House & Home, April 2005.