Artist in Residence

Western Front is pleased to welcome New York City based artist Erin Shirreff as artist in residence. Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Shirreff received a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University.

Shirreff works with multiple media including sculpture, photography and video to interrogate images of landmarks and artifacts. Shirreff investigates the way in which images of objects, architecture and landscape shape memory and vision. Through subtle manipulation, Shirreff draws attention to the role of the camera in the production images and experience.

At Western Front Media Art Shirreff will conduct research towards a new body of photographic work that will investigate the sculptural properties of landscape. She will also work towards the producing a video based on a found image of Okanagan Lake.

Please join us for a conversation between artists Erin Shirreff, and Anthony Pearson with Presentation House Gallery Director Reid Shier.

Saturday, October 16, 2010 | 3PM
Western Front Grande Luxe Hall
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver


Erin Shirreff lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Knight’s Move at Sculpture Center, Greater New York at MoMA PS1, Between Here and There at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all in New York), Immaterial at Ballroom Marfa in Texas, and Still, Flat, and Far, a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 2011 she will be an artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Frieze, Art in America, Kaleidoscope, and The New York Times.