Solo Exhibition at Jack Straw New Media Gallery

February 28 2019

I'm thrilled to announce that To Take the Shape of the Container will open at Jack Straw New Media Gallery in Seattle Fri. April 5th. For almost a year now, Jack Straw has supported the making of this show, enabling me to learn from and work with their talented staff of sound engineers. It has been an amazing time of creative growth and I can't wait to share the new work with you all. The press release is below.

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Friday, April 5, 4pm


Friday, April 5, 7pm


Friday, April 26, 7pm


Saturday, May 4, 1-4pm


April 5 – June 7, 2019

To Take the Shape of the Container is a multimedia exhibition that interweaves experiences of contemplative practice with loss and persistent mental imagery. From visions of death, to repetitive acts of quietude – visual dichotomies structure the work. Drawing inspiration from the mind’s perception after many days in deep silence, the installation will emphasize the acute awareness possible when the white noise of city life is absent. Grounded in corporeality, sound is utilized to both enhance and exaggerate physical awareness. We can hear and feel our own blood pumping, if we pay close attention.  

Autumn is Here - Art Happenings in Seattle

October 1 2018

We’ve pulled the tomatoes from the garden, have made spiced apple cider, and I’m not sure which coat to wear. Autumn is here and good things are brewing! This fall semester marks the beginning of my new appointment at Cornish College of the Arts as Assistant Professor in the Art Department within the Foundations Program. We’ve kicked off the school year with a stunning group show of Art Department Faculty. The work is on view until Dec. 14, 2018 - stop by and say hello.

Unfolding at Cornish College of the Arts



Sandscape on view at SPAC Gallery


Artist and educator Zack Bent has curated a small group exhibition at SPAC Gallery on Seattle Pacific University’s campus. Drawn Out showcases a wide array of contemporary works that consider what the act of drawing can mean. It was a great opportunity to look at an older piece with fresh eyes. If you’re in Seattle, stop by Thurs. Oct. 18th from 5-7pm for the opening.

Drawn Out at SPAC Gallery, featuring the work of:

Erin Elyse Burns
Alyson Provax
Rob Rhee
Hanita Schwartz
Chris Vorhees
Matthew Whitney
Ko Kirk Yamahira
The act of drawing can be used to document or describe, to inform or entertain, to decorate or demarcate. Drawn Out brings together a group of artists that offer alternative approaches to drawing’s history of edge finding, erasure, duration and process through unexpected mediums and methods.
Oct. 1- Nov. 16 2018
3 West Cremona
Seattle, WA 98119

Work for sale a SOIL gallery’s annual fundraising auction


My work will be available for purchase at SOIL gallery’s 23rd annual fundraising auction. Put Oct. 28th at 2pm on your calendar. Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit artist-run gallery space established, supported and operated by local artists. Raise your paddle for a great cause!

Sweat Topography II is up for auction at SOIL

SOIL’s Exquisite Auction
Celebrating 23 years of emerging and local art!

Hosted by:
Greg Kucera Gallery
212 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Our scintillating auctioneer is LAURA MICHALEK
Sunday, October 28th 2018
Doors at 2pm, party ends at 5pm

Outer Space Presents: Gather, a New Performance Piece on March 4th, 2018

February 20 2018

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Gather is a new one-day site specific performance art event by Erin Elyse Burns and hosted by local artist Forrest Perrine’s experimental art platform, Outer Space.

Gather will take place on a walking path loop in Discovery Park on March 4, 2018, a date that marks the one year anniversary of artist, Erin Elyse Burns’, mother’s death. To engage with the simultaneously isolating and community driven experience of loss and grief, Burns will walk a 4 mile loop in Discovery Park – a route that she traveled regularly during bereavement. On this path prior to the event’s start, she will lay out a stretch of black ribbon the length of the path.

This ribbon calls to mind varied mourning practices seeded in the Victorian Era, references family lineage and life lines, and charts the physical distance of the path as a way to demarcate the clarifying effect walking can have on the mind and body.

The performance will begin with Burns walking the route on one end of the loop, gathering the ribbon as she goes. On the opposite end of the loop, a group of invited community members will walk together, collaboratively gathering their end of the ribbon. The groups will meet, Burns will give her bulk of ribbon to the group, and both will continue on their separate paths until their walks are completed.
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Gather aims to evoke metaphors of solitude and togetherness – burden carried alone, and burden shared. Following the performance, there will be a reception and the public are invited to view the sculptural object of the black ribbon with refreshments served. We’ll celebrate and acknowledge the joy and support community creates.

Interested attendees can see the procession of the gathering performers as they pass through points on the trail. Come to these points and you may have a chance to see us in the process of collecting the ribbon.

The maple tree clearing at GPS 47.65467, -122.41144 at around 10:15am
The pocket beach at GPS 47.66758, -122.42189 at around 10:45am
The southern overlook at GPS 47.657750, -122.423778 at around 12pm

If you choose to observe the performance, please respect our silence. Look for the Outer Space view point signs.

For the public reception at 1:30-4:00pm, look for signs under an old large leaf maple tree on the loop tail near the North Parking lot at GPS 47.664010, -122.416477.

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Autumn Events: Articles, Journals, Books, and Talks Ahead

October 5 2017

My installation of Freeze and Thaw: Remission, Recurrence is now on view at Photographic Northwest as part of the Notions of Home exhibition.

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As part of the exhibition's programming, artist Zack Bent and I will be giving a shared artist talk on Thurs. Oct. 19th at 6:30pm.


Eirik Johnson and Michelle Dunn Marsh have created an elegant new issue of Latitude 47 to complement the show. I'm honored to have my work published amongst so many great Pacific Northwestern photographers. Buy one online here or pick a copy up in person at PCNW.


If you live in the Portland, Maine, stop by the New England Art Book Fair Oct. 6th - 7th to pick up a copy of a limited edition book of On Borrowed Time at Border Patrol's table. They will also be at the Boston Art Book Fair on Oct. 20-22th, so you have two chances to snag a copy! This book was made in conjuction with the exhibition Border Patrol currently has on view - Wild Family - that is up until Oct. 28th, so there's still time to visit! The Portland Phoenix published a write up of the show that you can read online here.


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Summer Happenings, Autumn on the Horizon

August 16 2017

The tomatoes in our garden are beginning to turn red, which means it has been a hot summer, and that autumn won’t be long now... The season has been punctuated with plenty of swimming and productive studio time.
Wild Family at Border Patrol in Portland, Maine

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I'm excited to share a new body of work entitled On Borrowed Time, which draws inspiration from Kennedy White House sympathy stationery I inherited from my mom, and considers grief in an intimate scale. The black piping used is influenced by Victorian era mourning practices and each piece in the series is meticulously handmade. The display shelves double as archival storage, which quote keepsake and funerary boxes. Each piece is stamped with my mom’s maiden name, Mantzke, in a wax family crest. The language within is derived from end of life utterances, the words of hospital doctors and hospice nurses, and phrases that lodged themselves in my mind after her death.

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On Borrowed Time
premieres at the Border Patrol in Portland, Maine, Aug. 18 - Oct. 28 with an opening reception this Friday, Aug. 18 from 4-6 pm.  Stop by to see the work in person and say hello.

Residency in Two Dot, Montana

In June, I was invited to be a guest artist at the Two Dot Residency, directed by Seattle artist Ruth Marie Tomlinson in rural Two Dot, Montana. During my time there, I developed and began production of the On Borrowed Time project. I was honored to inhabit the beautiful space, long hours of daylight, and spacious quietude that the occasion afforded, and of course, to take in Big Sky country.

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A Coincidence of Molecules Article Published on Vignettes

Seattle’s Vignettes recently invited me to interview artist Tessa Bolsover regarding her recent Marquee exhibition, Soon our bodies will be other buildings. It was a joy to share in the occasion of writing about her work and creative process.

Image credit: Tessa Bolsover, Soon our bodies will be other buildings

Notions of Home Exhibition at Photographic Center Northwest

Just shy of the autumnal equinox with an opening on Thurs. Sept. 14 at 6pm, the group exhibition Notions of Home, curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh, will debut a site-specific installation from my project Freeze and Thaw: Remission, Recurrence. I’m thrilled to exhibit this work for the first time. I will be giving an artist talk in conversation with artist, friend, and colleague, Zack Bent, whose work is also featured in the show. Mark Thurs. Oct. 19 at 6:30pm on your calendars and stay tuned for more details on the exhibition programming soon.


It’s been a busy few months! I look forward to seeing you soon and hope you enjoy these remaining summer days.

Beyond the Veil at Lilla Galleriet, Gerlesborg Sweden

May 2 2017

New exhibition from artists Erin Elyse Burns and Samantha Albert

Beyond the Veil opens May 19th at Lilla Galleriet in Gerlesborg, Sweden


Beyond the Veil is a body of work that is a collaboration between Seattle-based artist Erin Elyse Burns and Sweden-based artist Samantha Albert. The exhibition offers a series of photographic performances, sculpture, and video. The work explores obscured bodily gestures through the use of vivid color, seductive shape, and ephemeral form. Immateriality and camouflage within the immense and varied landscapes of Bohuslän evolve into a mythology of inexplicable moments that both reveal and conceal. To exist beyond the veil conjures a mysterious and hidden state of knowing and the unknown.

Samantha Albert and Erin Elyse Burns: Beyond the Veil

Opens 19 May 2017 – Vernissage from 18 - 21:00

Exhibition duration: 19 – 21 May 2017

KKV Bohuslän
Lilla Galleriet
Skärholmen 1
457 48 Hamburgsund

+46 523 518 95

Unfolding: Giving Shape to a Poignant Time

December 6 2016

I'm honored to share this lovely interview Vignettes commissioned in response to my recent show, Unfolding, from the eloquent artist and writer Gala Bent. While Unfolding was a one-night ephemeral event, it's wonderful to be able to share the work online through Vignettes' elegant web archive. Enjoy the read!

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Solo Exhibition at Vignettes Marquee

October 25 2016

I'm excited to announce I will be exhibiting new video work made for Seattle's Vignettes Marquee. Unfolding will be on view for one night only Thurs. Nov. 10th from 7-10pm, so please join us!
The work will be installed as a video diptych in two windows at Vignettes, in the El Capitan building at 1617 Yale Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 and will be viewable from outside while standing on Yale Ave near the Olive Way I-5 Exit. There’s a parking lot there that acts as an opening reception hang out area - come have a snack and view the work!

And here’s the Facebook invite:

“Rituals are sophisticated ancient intelligence about the body. Kneeling, folding hands in prayer, and breaking bread; liturgies of grieving, gathering, and celebration — such actions create visceral containers of time and posture. They are like physical corollaries to poetry — condensed, economical gestures that carry inordinate meaning and import. Rituals tether emotion in flesh and blood and bone and help release it. They embody memory in communal time.”

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Unknown Landscapes Catalog Release

April 30 2016

The exhibition catalog for Unknown Landscapes: Navigating Internal Experience Through a Pacific Northwestern Lens is now available online for purchase!


Unknown Landscapes: Navigating Internal Experience Through a Pacific Northwestern Lens

April 3 2016

Vermont Studio Center Residency

March 26 2016

It's been a true gift to spend a month at the Vermont Studio Center. I've met incredible artists and writers from around the world, attended nightly readings, artist talks, and open studios. I've made some amazing new friends and been blown away by the creative output of this community, the generosity of the staff, and even reconnected with the first person to give me a job in the arts! Not to mention the legendary karaoke at the local watering hole and I met Bernie Sanders. No joke. Vermont, you've got me. Enjoy the snaps from my time below.

The first night in my studio for the month

Studio portrait by fellow resident Rafael Soldi

Documentation of my studio by Rafael Soldi

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Work on View at the Tucson Museum of Art

February 5 2016

In Tucson? Stop by the Tucson Museum of Art during the opening gala on Friday, Feb. 26 from 4:30-8pm and look for my video work on view in the lobby. Both To the Touch I and To the Touch II will be screening through the spring exhibition season.


TNFS Fellowship, Residency, New Work!

January 3 2016

I'm thrilled to announce that I have received a fellowship by The New Foundation Seattle to attend the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency this March. I'm honored to be a recipient of this award and awed by the incredible work TNFS does. If you don't know TNFS, check them out!

In related news, I've begun a new project that started with an urgent desire to photograph my mom during a trip home this winter - something I hadn't done in an art context since my first year in college. This paired with heavy rains in Seattle this season and a leaky mailbox that washed away correspondence from a loved one has lead me to create what I'm calling "rainwater lifts." The process involves making digital ink photographic transfers, which I then leave out in Seattle's abundant precipitation and use the rainwater to "lift" the imagery from its page. Once lifted, I transfer these emulsions to other surfaces. I hope to explore the process fully while in Vermont.



Punctum: 20th Annual Juried Exhibition at Photographic Center Northwest

October 6 2015

I'm excited to announce that my work will be included in Photographic Center Northwest's annual juried exhibition, curated by Julia Dolan of the Portland Art Museum. The show opens Nov. 7 with a closing artist reception, award ceremony and curator's talk on Thurs. Dec. 10. You can check out the complete list of artists and event details here:

Mark your calendars!
Curator's Lecture: Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm at the Seattle Art Museum. Purchase tickets here.
Artist and Awards Reception: Thursday, December 10 at PCNW, 8-9:30pm


Seattle Art Fair

July 27 2015

I am thrilled to announce that a few new video works will premiere during the Seattle Art Fair this week! Head over to Via6 on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 6-9pm to attend a VIP Patron party in the sky! Music, cocktails, and of course, fantastic video art curated by Julia Greenway of Seattle's Interstitial gallery. 

Here's the announcement:
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I hope to see you there and throughout the Seattle Art Fair - exciting and busy art times in Seattle this week!

Vignettes Exported

June 16 2015

Seattle's Vignettes gallery has posted its second feature highlighting the experiences I had while attending the Westfjords Residency in Thingeyri, Iceland. Click here to have a look at new works in progress, happenings at the residency, and a few Icelandic roadtrip images for good measure! A special thanks to Serrah Russell and Sierra Stinson of Vignettes for this opportunity.

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Westfjords Residency

May 25 2015

Having just returned from the incredible Westfjords Residency, I'm honored to share that Seattle's Vignettes gallery featured my work on its series, Exported. Click here for the post Vignette's published while I was in Thingeyri, Iceland. I've tried to capture what it was like in writing and you can view both new works in progress and some behind the scenes images of the experience of working at a residency just shy of the Artic Circle!

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Residencies afoot!

April 14 2015

I'm excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in the Westfjords Artist Residency this May! I will be traveling to Thingeyri, just a few degrees latitude south of the Artic Circle, to make work that engages with the landscape in idiosyncratic and personal ways. I am particularly interested in how interactions with the environment shape our physicality and am planning to delve into the lore of the region as a way to engage with local mythology.

I will be posting images here during my time in Iceland, so check back between May 7th - 23rd!

In other exciting residency news, I've been accepted to the Vermont Studio Center Residency for next year! I will travel to Johnson, Vermont to create new work in 2016. I'll keep you posted as the date approaches.


Cornish Arts Incubator Residency

February 27 2015

From February 23 - March 7, I'll be participating in a new Cornish College of the Arts program called the Arts Incubator Residency, which will host Post-disciplinary Text(s), a residency curated by Julia Greenway and Jessica Hoffman, who invited twenty cross-disciplinary artists from around Seattle to work in Cornish's black box studio to experiment and collaborate. There will be open house events at the end of the residency on March 6 and March 7.

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency is designed to encourage artistic risk-taking by supporting artists in the creation of work that is outside the boundaries of their usual genre, discipline or comfort zone. The goal of the Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the residency is designed to give artists time and space to “incubate” - to develop an idea or concept and explore it.

Artists include Jessica Hoffman, Babette Pendleton, Vanessa DeWolf, Greg Bem, Victoria Jacobs, Laura Aschoff, Mimi Allin, Sierra Nelson, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, Matthew Spencer, Whitney Bashaw, Kjell Hansen, Brendan Griffin, Kristen Ramirez, Dakota Gearhart, Nat Evans, Erin Elyse Burns, Brandon Aleson, Joe Chiveney, Paul Nelson, Jason Conger and Ellen Ziegler.

Here's the program's Tumbler page and below there are few sneak peeks of what I'm working on - a project called Digital Traces that is filmed from the perspective of a digital device and focuses on the gestures and mark making our hands make.




And here's a behind the scenes video and some in progress footage.

Dark Matter at the Chapel Performance Space

March 25 2014

I'm excited to announce that this Saturday March 29th at 8pm I will be part of a fantastic night of experimental music and video at the Chapel Performance Space.

Check out the trailer for Dark Matter which will debut with the score by Leaha Maria Villarreal performed live.

The official press release is below and you can access the digital invite here.

The Box is Empty presents new works by Seattle composer Nat Evans and New York-based composer Leaha Villarreal.

Evans has collaborated with writer Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and a team of lens-based artists to create a new work for chamber ensemble, field recordings, spoken text and a series of videos. More Comfort explores the evolution of our relation to different screens in our lives, mobile devices and televisions as a hearth place, and the nature of our contemporary interactions and language. The videos presented are by artist Rodrigo Valenzuela with additional video curation by Interstitial Theatre’s Julia Greenway.

Villareal presents a series of works for strings: a quartet originally written for the JACK Quartet, a septet, and a new trio. The quartet is inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days. Seattle artist Erin Elyse Burns will present a new video Dark Matter with Villarreal’s music. In addition to composing, Villarreal is also the artistic director of Hotel Elefant, which regularly presents contemporary music across New York City.

This week!

March 12 2014

Video Library (vol. 1) has its opening reception and viewing party tomorrow Thurs. March 13 at the Hedreen Gallery from 7-9pm. The exhibition is curated by Amanda Manitach and includes a rotating selection of videos by Seattle artists.

Currently on view (with additions and rotations through April 12):

Megumi Shauna Arai (in collaboration with Scott Everett), Andy Arkley, Zack Bent, Erin Elyse Burns, Saskia Delores, Ellie Dicola, Erin Frost, Dakota Gearhart, Klara Glossova (in collaboration with Janel Twogood), Jason Hirata, Rachael Lang, Kat Larson, Benjamin Van Citters (in collaboration with Dan Shumow & Wakuda), Joey Veltkamp and Susanna Bluhm
Here are some thoughts on the piece.

And! My brand new project Light Map opens on the digital exhibition space, Violet Strays, Friday March 14. Here's a sneak preview image for you.


Spring 2014 Happenings!

February 18 2014

As it turns out, I have a website! A lot has happened since my last blog entry... You can fill in the blanks with your vivid imaginations.

Lots of things brewing for this Spring!

Curator Elizabeth Brown jurored the group show Bodies at NSCC Art Gallery through an international call. I'm very excited to be included. It opens Thurs. Feb. 20 with receptions at 1-2pm, Brown's curator's lecture at 2pm, and another reception at 5-7pm. I hope you can make it.


Amanda Manitach has put together an exhibition of all video work at Hedreen Gallery called Video Library (vol. 1). As the title suggests, there's more greatness to come! The show opens March 13th from 7-9pm. Come check out some northwest video work.

On March 14th I will be launching some new work on Serrah Russell and Alyssa Volpigno's amazing online exhibition space Violet Strays. More details coming soon!

And as if March weren't amazing enough already, I'll be priemiering a new video in collaboration with the fantastic Leah Villarreal at the Chapel Performance Space on March 29 at 8pm. Composer Nat Evans has organized this event and will be debuting an exciting new work in collaboration with writer Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. It will be an incredible experience for the eyes and ears!


August 28 2013

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I'm super excited to be making work for the NEPO 5K again! Below you'll find this year's press release.

Alwyn O'Brien and I will be collaborating on a performance piece entitled Idle in which we will create a tree swing in Daejeon Park. We will swing for the duration of the NEPO 5K event, drawing inspiration from Rococo concepts of the idle that will be contrasted against the physical endurance of the act.

I hope to see you all there!


Get ready! This boundary-blurring, community-involving, city-loving art event is slowly sauntering into existence once again!

On Saturday September 7th 2013 NEPO House is proud to present the third iteration of NEPO 5k DON'T RUN, a 5km art walk from the International District to Beacon Hill. The route will be packed with over 60 projects: visual art and sculptural installations, interactive artworks, poetry readings, video projections, sound installations, music and theatrical performances. Artists will install and perform along the ordinary city streets, in garages, a pagoda, meadows along a bike path, below a bridge and under a freeway overpass. Every aspect of this walk is a creative happening – a visual and symbolic experiment in creating a more enjoyable world through active participation.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th 2013, 12 - 8 PM
ADMISSION $10 (children are free)


Kate Clark and Alexandria Kewitt / Robert Hardgrave / Nathaniel Russell / Timothy Cross, Casey Keeler and Ephraim Russell / Taylor Pinton / Rumi Koshino / Sol Hashemi / Serrah Russell / Drew Miller / Nicki Sucec / Graham Downing / Carolyn Law / Erin Pike and Flatchestedmama / Paul Komada and Nicholas Nyland / Sarah Galvin, Riley Christiansen and Willie Fitzgerald / Kat Larson / Brandon Aleson and Jesse Montini-Vose / Virginia Wilcox / Vanessa DeWolf, Lydia Swartz and Christin Call / A K Mimi Allin / Chris Burnside / Francesca Lohmann / Rodrigo Valenzuela and Anastasia Hill / Jess Klein and D.K. Pan / GENDER TENDER (Syniva Whitney, Will Courtney and guests) / Adam Boehmer / Nat Evans / Julia Freeman and Ben von Wildenhaus / Julia Haack / Tara Atkinson and Justin Duffus / meadow starts with p / Erin Elyse Burns and Alwyn O'Brien / Erin Frost / Kathryn Rathke, Jake Nelson and Barry Wright / Magdalena Hill / Alan Petty and Dakota Gearhart / Pete Fleming / Max Kraushaar / Keeara Rhoades / JD Banke / Lindsey Apodaca and Tarrah / Saya Moriyasu / Hanita Schwartz / PDL / Ruth Marie Tomlinson / Aaron Asis and Keith MacLean / Estee Clifford and Molly Sides / Midwest (Sean Johnson and Jason Wood) / Eric E. Aguilar / New Animals / Ken Turner / Mario Lemafa / Carolina Silva / Glenn Herlihy and Seanjohn Walsh / Alice Gosti / Maggie Carson Romano / Joel Kvernmo / Devon Midori Hale / Jennifer Zwick / Ryan Fedyk / Jared Bender / Jason Hirata.

REGISTRATION by Vis-a-Vis Society. MC: Joey Veltkamp. (12:00 - 3:00 pm)

ARTWALK (1:00 - 6:00 pm)

FINISH LINE entertainment, featuring music by Pollens and Iska Dhaaf, slideshow by SlideLuck, DJ, performances and more. Food trucks and beer garden. (5:30 - 8:00 pm)

Posters, maps and signs by: Jonathan Horn, Derek Erdman, Olivia McCausland, Aidain Fitzgerald and Jake Muilenberg.

Curated by Klara Glosova, Sierra Stinson and Zack Bent.


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This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture. This program is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NEPO House is an Associated Program of Shunpike.



Both Are: a compound love story

June 5 2013

I am pleased to announce my participation in a group show curated by Serrah Russell at PRISM in Ballard, Seattle. Please join me this Saturday, June 8th from 7-10pm for the opening reception!

Here's the Press Release:

Both Are: a compound love story
A group exhibition inspired by J.D. Salinger's short stories, Franny and Zooey.
Curated by Serrah Russell

Opening Reception | June 8th, 2013, 7 - 10 pm
June 8 - July 25, 2013

Allison Manch
Amelia Hooning
Diane Bolme
Erin Elyse Burns
Hannah Russell
Maggie Carson Romano
Sierra Stinson

For Both Are: A Compound Love Story, seven artists were invited to create new work responding to J.D. Salinger's short stories, Franny and Zooey. Using video, photography, collage, drawing and embroidery, the works are varied and distinct as each artist finds inspiration in characters, themes and phrases within the dense work. The works speak to both the person and direction of the artist, as unique sources of inspiration combine and collide to tell their own story.

PRISM 5208 Ballard Avenue NW
 Seattle, WA 98107
 Open Daily, 11-7

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Image credit: Erin Elyse Burns, The Empty Vapor, Video Still, 2013

Tickets Now Available for Litany Performances!

March 19 2013

Check it out! Reserve your spot for a performance of Litany on April 3rd or 5th!


Doors:                       6pm
1st Performance:    6:30pm
Q & A Discussion:  7pm
2nd Performance:  7:30pm

Installation Views of Litany at A Project Space

March 18 2013

Here are a few installation views of Litany as it evolves at A Project Space. The residency has been such a rewarding experience! Can't wait to see you all at the performances in April. Stayed tuned for more details.





Artist Residency at A Project Space: Opening Reception Tonight!

March 9 2013

Tonight is the opening of my new video work at a project space in Sodo. It has been an amazing week of installing and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working in the space all month!

is a multi video projection piece that has been described as "like being inside a fog-filled cocoon."

I will be doing studio visits by appointment throughout the month of March, so if you're interested in visiting, drop me a line!

At the end of the residency, there will be a series of musical performances by my collaborator, Jeremiah Cawley, which will be reservation strongly encouraged (space is limited!) Check back for upcoming details here and here.

Here's a sneak peek with some installation snapshots:





Spring Happenings!

February 28 2013

Spring is shaping up quite nicely with many projects afoot!

Heat Whispers launches at 4Culture's e4c Gallery this First Thursday March 7th and will be on display the whole year! Very exciting.


And a new project at Sally Schuh's a project space opens on Sat. March 9th from 6-8pm. 

Here's some info. from the Press Release about the work at a project space:

"In March a project space welcomes Erin Elyse Burns for a month-long residency. Burns will develop immersive video which will explore mental imagery inspired by composer John Cage’s 1980 piece entitled “Litany for the Whale.” The Cage piece is a vocal work for two voices with a call and response structure reminiscent of religious chants. The video Burns will create is designed to complement the sound through a series of vignettes, which build upon each other. In collaboration with London and Seattle-based musician, Jeremiah Cawley, the residency will include live musical performances on Wednesday, April 3rd and at the closing reception on Friday, April 5th."


I hope to see you often this Spring!


Trespasses as Whispers Installation Views

February 16 2013

Here are a few installation views I took of Trespasses as Whispers at Sierra Arts Foundation. Thank you to everyone involved and a very special thanks to Nick Larsen for being so intergral to making this exhibition happen!






ONN/OF Light Festival 2013

January 22 2013

Jan. 26 - 27 will host this year's ONN/OF Light Festival curated by Sierra Stinson and Susan Robb. The event is being held in an defunct BMW car dealership in Capitol Hill. There will be dozens of visual artists contributing work, including myself, sound installations (a new work by Nat Evans collaborating with John Teske) and workshops galore! I may even pour you a drink. Mark your calendars everyone, it's going to be fabulous way to ward away the gray.

New Exhibition

January 20 2013

I'm honored to have had the privilege to curate and participate in this show at Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno, NV. If you're in Northern Nevada, please stop on by and check it out.
I will travel to Reno for the closing reception on Feb. 1st. If you're in town, see you there!