(b. 1993, Baltimore, MD. Lives in Durham, NC)
Erb graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2016 with a BFA in Ceramics. While attending MICA, she also studied Illustration and Textile Design. Additionally, Erb studied ceramic sculpture in Florence, Italy at SACI College of Art and Design. After receiving her degree, Erb moved to Durham, NC where she has worked at the North Carolina Museum of Art, taught workshops at a variety of art centers, served on curatorial jury panels, and given lessons and artist talks at various institutions.
In 2017 she launched Threadbarren, a clothing label consisting of one of a kind garments designed using hand-spun, hand-dyed, and hand-woven textiles.
Erb has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally. She works in clay using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine form and surface with dynamic uses of fiber and textile.
Clay, much like the human body, retains memory. The delicate nature of human life is reflected in manipulations of malleable earth, as clay records the actions and events endured by the body. In the studio I find myself constantly aware of this connection between memory, body, and clay. Through the marriage of clay and fiber, my work uses material, form, and structure to examine the relationship between gender, society, and the individual. The study of the figure is a concomitant reminder of human connection, memory, and mortality.
“A Force of Nature”, SunTrust Gallery, Durham Art Guild, Duo Exhibition with artist Sydney Sogol. June-August 2019, Durham, NC.
“Southern Strands: North Carolina Fiber Art”, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Regional Juried Exhibition. Juried by Jean McLaughlin, former director of Penland School of Craft. May-October 2019, Blowing Rock, NC.
“Fight Or Flight”, North Carolina Art Therapy Institute, Solo Exhibition. April 2019, Carrboro, NC
“A Common Thread”, Textile Center, Group Exhibition. January-March 2019, Minneapolis, MN.
“Identity: National Fine Art Exhibition", Old Court House Arts Center, National Juried Exhibition. January-February 2019, Woodstock, IL.
“Rupture / Rapture / Revolution”, The Carrack Modern Art, Group Exhibition. January-February 2019, Durham, NC.
“Member’s Holiday Exhibition”, SunTrust Gallery, Durham Art Guild. December-January 2019, Durham, NC.
“Strong Ties, Invisible Threads,” The Carrack Modern Art, Solo Exhibition. October-November 2018, Durham, NC
"Apt. 4F," Cameron Gallery, The Scrap Exchange. May-June 2018, Durham, NC
"Friends and Family," Cameron Gallery, The Scrap Exchange. April-May 2018, Durham, NC
"Hillmatic," Vibehouse Gallery, Group Exhibition. March 2018, Chapel Hill, NC
"Carrack Community Show," The Carrack Modern Art. January 2017, Durham, NC
"Carrack Community Show," The Carrack Modern Art. June 2016, Durham, NC
“IMPACT,” In Situ Assemblage Installation in association with Maryland Art Place. Green Spring Station, November-December 2015, Lutherville, MD
"Commencement Exhibition," Decker Gallery, MICA. May 2015, Baltimore, MD
"Figurative Bodies," Middendorf Gallery, MICA. March 2015, Baltimore, MD
"Thesis Exhibition," Leidy Atrium, MICA. October 2014, Baltimore, MD
“Student Showcase,” SACI Gallery, Studio Arts College International. February 2014, Florence, Italy.
"Anagama Ceramics," Leidy Atrium, MICA. September 2013, Baltimore, MD