Erin M. Riley

Nudes 42, 2020, wool, cotton, 54 x 48 in.
Courtesy of Erin M. Riley and P·P·O·W, New York

Sourcing wool from shuttered textile mills around the United States, Erin M. Riley (b. 1985) weaves her hand-dyed yarn on a Macomber loom. The resulting meticulously crafted tapestries depict intimate, erotic and psychologically raw imagery. Riley received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at P·P·O·W, New York; nationally, and internationally, She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship Grant, 2021 and an American Academy of Arts & Letters Art Purchase Prize, 2021.