Assistant Professor of Practice
Area Head — First-Year Core: 3D
Erin Cunningham (b. 1979 Honolulu, HI) is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She received her BFA with a focus in metalsmithing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and an MFA in studio art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Through the use of material combinations and the female figure, her sculpture work explores dualities of masculine and feminine, disposable and precious, fragility and strength. She has shown both nationally and internationally, including The Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo and at Mönchskirche in Salzwedel, Germany. She has been the recipient of several residencies including BAER Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland as well as Atelierhaus Residency Hilmsen in Hilmsen, Germany. Erin is one of the founding members of the ICOSA Collective, an artist run exhibition space in Austin TX. She is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.