What We Do & How We Do It with Erin Mallea

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 12-12:45pm

Erin Mallea is a multidisciplinary artist motivated by an attempt to better understand the messiness of spaces she inhabits. Grounded in a generative research process, her work often focuses on the social and political dynamics embedded within relationships to land and the environment. Erin has presented a proposal to the “Colonial Dames of America” advocating for the ethical, decolonized memorialization and representation of a historic oak tree, spent a summer with biologists to learn more about land-use near her hometown in the rural Mountain West, and sent vibrations from a giant fungus throughout the atmosphere. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon in 2019, and is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

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