(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. 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, and given lessons and artist talks at various local schools.
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 throughout the East Coast. 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.
"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. 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
"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
"Anagama Ceramics," Leidy Atrium, MICA. September 2013, Baltimore, MD