Erika Diamond, North Carolina
Residency Dates: March 26 – May 17, 2018:
Opening Reception 6-8pm, Thursday, May 17
Sculptor and fiber artist, Erika Diamond’s work addresses the vital and fleeting qualities of human contact. Exploring the potential for textiles and cast objects to record and preserve our connection to others, Erika will work with McLain High School students to create interactive installations and alternative looms.
About Erika Diamond
German-born, Erika Diamond is a conceptual artist using sculpture, textile, and performance techniques. She received a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Fiber from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her costumes have been commissioned by Charlotte Ballet. Residencies include Little Italy Peninsula Arts Center in Mount Holly, NC and McColl Center for Visual Art. She received a Regional Artist Project Grant in 2015 from the Arts & Science Council of NC. Diamond is currently Assistant Director of Galleries at Chautauqua Institution and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Craft/Material Studies Department.
“My work addresses the vital and fleeting qualities of human contact. I use my body to investigate the possibility of immortality, the commemoration of touch, and the thresholds between others and myself. Examining common materials and universal gestures, I document the individual traces we leave behind and the indelible marks we leave upon each other. “
To learn more about Erika Diamond’s work, click HERE.