Erin Thurlow


  • MFA 2003 Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • BFA 1997 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
  • Additional course work, Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, Washington 1993-1994



  • Ontario Arts Council International Residency Grant, 2011
  • Toronto Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, 2010
  • Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, 2010
  • Robert Watts Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Video Art from Rutgers University, 2003



  • Bakehouse Arts Complex, Studio Residency and Artist Development Grant, Miami, FL, 2016 
  • Banff Centre, Calgary, Alberta, 2012 
  • Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY, 2011 
  • Three Walls Residency, Chicago IL., 2011 
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA. 2011 
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts #136 with Master-Artist Jean-Marc Bustamante, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, February-March, 2010. Made possible with funds granted from the Center and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.




  • Dos Equis (Part one of three Part show, Flux Spaghetti), Placeholder Gallery, Miami 
  • An Invisible Man, One Person Show, University Of Miami Wynwood Gallery 
  • Place Art Here, Group Show, Placeholder Gallery, Miami 
  • CoWorker, Group show, Swamp Space, Miami 
  • I(I), One Person Show, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami


  • Iffy Conditions, curated by Daniel Bruttig for Garden Apartment Gallery, Chicago 


  • Bad for Me, curated by Kyle deWoody, Shizaru, London, UK 
  • Daylight Savings, Banff Centre, Banff Alberta, CAN 
  • I’m So Goth I’m Dead, Queens Nails, San Francisco, CA


  • Heat Island, Curated by Natalie Brown, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Noir Now, New School, New York, NY 
  • The Iphone Monologues, Performance at several locations including Spoke Gallery, in
  • conjunction w/Three Walls, Chicago IL and Coles Bar, Chicago, IL 
  • An Economy (solo), Public Space 1, Iowa City, IA 
  • Joke Drawings and Poems, Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA 
  • Renovation Creep, Antenna Gallery, Chicago, IL


  • The Bermuda Triangle, Solo Exhibition, Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON. May 14- June 19, 2010 
  • INside OUT, Atlantic Center For the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL. February 2010
  • In the Basement, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON. March 19-21, 2010
  • Gone to The Other Side, Curated by Pete Schulte, Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa


  • Conceptual Furniture, at the DepArtment, Toronto, ON. March 20- April 4, 2009


  • Black Milk. Curated by Laura Heyman and Sergei Sviatchenko, Milk Contemporary
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, 14 June to 1 August, 2008


  • Wall + Paper. Curated by Matthew Nye, Xpace Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Bananas. Curated by Robert Linder, New York, NY


  • Face-Off. Curated by Brandon Koch, One-Night Stand, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
  • Actions 2. Curated by Zach Rockhill, Performance, Five Miles, Brooklyn, NY


  • Actions. Curated by Zach Rockhill, Performance, Five Miles, Brooklyn, NY, 2003 
  • Rutgers in New York. Curated by Syd Sachs, Bill Maines Gallery, New York, NY
  • College Art Association MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY




  • Artist talk, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL 2015 
  • Artist talk, Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON 2010 
  • Artist talk, Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IO 2011



  • Contributor to Miami Rail 2014 to Present 
  • Bert Stabler, “Renovation Creep”, New City Art, August, 2011 
  • Natalie Hegert, “Heat Island”, Artslant, June, 2011 
  • Certain Considerations (cover illustration), text by Ian Wolf, 2011
  • Sarah Robayo Sheridan, “Erin Thurlow: The Bermuda Triangle,” Exhibition catalogue (Toronto: Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010). 
  • “More Simple, More Fun” Exhibition catalogue from INside-OUT, Atlantic Center for The Arts R.M. Vaughan, “The Exhibitionist,” Globe and Mail, 18 June 2010. 
  • Leah Sandals, “At the Galleries: Art of War,” National Post, 18 June 2010. 
  • Terrence Dick, “Erin Thurlow & Alex Hubbard at Mercer Union,” Akimbo Blog, 9 June 2010.
  • Black Milk. Exhibition catalogue, eds. Laura Heyman and Sergei Sviatchenko, (Copenhagen, Denmark: Milk Contemporary, 2008). 
  • Military Maneuvers and Tree Lined Streets (cover art and illustrations), text by Ian Wolff (New York, NY, 2007). 
  • Bay Area Now 2 (San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 1999).