Artist Bio

Using organic and synthetic dyes and raw pigments mixed primarily with water on raw canvas and muslin, Loren Erdrich creates atmospheric images that drift in and out of focus and wholly embody the unpredictable nature and fluidity of water. Figures merge with their environments and at times disappear completely. Erdrich guides us into a realm existing somewhere between the tangible earthly world and the spiritual beyond.

Loren Erdrich (b.1978) is a painter living and working in New York. She has notably exhibited with Shrine, Harper’s and the Spring Break Art Show in New York, Wasserman Projects in Detroit and Guts Gallery in the UK. Erdrich is represented by Shrine in New York City. She has been awarded residencies at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Jentel Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Sculpture Space, the Vermont Studio Center and thrice at Art Farm Nebraska.

Erdrich received a MFA from the Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Residencies include the Jentel Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center and thrice at Art Farm Nebraska.

Erdrich frequently collaborates with the poet Sierra Nelson, coauthoring the award winning I Take Back the Sponge Cake (published by Rose Metal Press) and Isolation (limited edition, 2020).

Erdrich is represented by Shrine in NYC.

IG: @okloren