Erin Armstrong is a contemporary figurative artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Her work looks into the human imagination as it is expressed visually. She is particularly intrigued by the ways in which the mind can conjure and create worlds by piecing together memory, experience, and the ability of the mind’s eye to render a non-reality. She draws on the genre of portraiture as a foundation for these explorations, but chooses to depict an atmosphere or sensation expressed inside the formal qualities of human shapes rather than a particular person or sitter.
She has exhibited in Canada, the US, Australia, London, Switzerland, Sweden and Scotland. Erin was selected by Saatchi Art as ‘One to Watch’ and by Saatchi Art's chief curator, Rebecca Wilson, as one of ‘20 Emerging Artist in the World to Follow.’ Designlines Magazine named her one of Toronto's ‘Six Art Stars’ and blogTO counted her in their ‘Top 10 Most Talked About Artists In Toronto.’ Noteable named her one of their ‘Notable Young Entrepreneurs.’ She is currently completing an artist residency in Los Angeles, CA at ESXLA.
Erin has recently collaborated on projects for The Drake Hotel, Kit + Ace, Anthroplogie, Saatchi Limited, and Portia De Rossi's new art line General Public Art.