Profile

Erin Boyle
MFA Studio Art Interim Program Director
Senior Lecturer
MFA, The University of the Arts
BFA, Syracuse University

Erin Boyle is a sculptor and in her second year as interim director for the low-residency graduate programs in the College of Art, Media & Design at the University of the Arts. She received her BFA from Syracuse University in 2001 and earned her MFA at the University of the Arts in 2005. She began teaching at the University of the Arts in the Sculpture program right after she earned her MFA degree and she currently teaches and mentors graduate students in the MFA in Studio Art program. As a practicing artist, she enjoys how art can also act as a healing process.

Artist Statement
Within the sea of sorrows and vision, I seize my inspiration. I gather, assemble, reproduce, disassemble and reassemble. I use repetition as my playing field. The edges and the skin are very important and so are the transitions between them. Edges are areas of friction, excitement, tension, disintegration and decay. Skin is flexible and emotive, superficial but essential, protective yet vulnerable. What results from this rhythmic combination of materials is a landscape derived from play, is ordered, but actually chaos.

Selected Exhibitions
2013
“Art, Play and the Bringing the Outside In”
University of the Arts Gallery One, Philadelphia

“Art, Play and the Office”
Collaborative Project with MFA in Studio Art Students
University of the Arts President's Office, Philadelphia

“Art, Play and the Environment”
Collaborative Project with MFA in Studio Art Students
Hamilton Hall Public Arts Initiative, Philadelphia

2012
“Two Moms, Three Boys, Two Dogs”
University of the Arts President's Office, Philadelphia

2011
“This Is Not my Home”
Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Camden County, N.J.

2009
“Sprucing Up the Office”
Arnold Worldwide, NYC

2008
“Mother Earth”
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, N.J.

2007
“Erin Boyle, Ed Waisnis Recent Work”
University of the Arts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia


Class Schedule, Spring 2014

- Independent Studio I
- Independent Studio II
- Thesis Preparation

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 202
Tel: 215-717-6106
Fax: 215-717-6326