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ERIN TAPP

An Atlanta native, Erin Tapp returned to her hometown after graduating from Wake Forest University as a Presidential Scholar for the Visual Arts in 2016, where she majored in Studio Art and English and minored in Art History.  As the middle of five siblings, her work can be understood as the perspective through which she saw the world growing up: surrounded by energy and joy, observant of and attentive to details often overlooked, and versatile in its personality and mood. She currently works in the Drewry St. Studios on the Atlanta Beltline (between Ponce City Market and Piedmont Park).


A NOTE FROM ERIN:

When I was 7 years old, I decided to turn part of our basement into my own art studio space. This part of our house--my "lair" as my siblings called it--was unfinished and did not have much natural light. To say the least, the space was not particularly visually inspiring. But in reflecting on my interests and striving to express myself through my current work, I realize now that I have those formative years to thank as a main source of inspiration. Working in this space, I cultivated an interest in adding colors, light, and happy patterns. This interest has stayed with me and has continued to inspire my work. Today, my main focus is grounded in similar themes: excavating light patterns, adding colors that the eye does not naturally see, and creating a harmony between similar forms and marks in order to elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary, with my ultimate mission being the pursuit and expression of joy.




2018

ANNE IRWIN FINE ART, 2018 EMERGING ARTISTS SHOW

MASON GALLERY, FRESH BLOOD

ANNE O GALLERY, VOICES OF NATURE

OCTANE WESTSIDE, STEADY AS SUNSHINE

IMAGINE MEDIA, SIP SHOP SOCIAL

STRATFORD ACADEMY, CELEBRATING ART MACON

2017

IMAGINE MEDIA, SIP SHOP SOCIAL

STRATFORD ACADEMY, CELEBRATING ART MACON

2016

START GALLERY, FINDING SPACE (SENIOR HONORS THESIS)

SAWTOOTH GALLERY, WHATEVER…INVESTIGATION IN DISCOVERY

HANES GALLERY, STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

START GALLERY, MATERIAL POSSIBILITIES

START GALLERY, LET IT SHOW

2015

HANES GALLERY, STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

START GALLERY, RATTLING CAGE

START GALLERY, LET IT SHOW

2014

HANES GALLERY, STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

START GALLERY, LET IT SHOW

2013

HANES GALLERY, STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

START GALLERY, LET IT SHOW