Erin Shirreff was born in British Columbia, Canada, and now lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. (1998) and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Conn. (2005). Recent solo exhibitions of her work were held at Palazzo De'Toschi, Bologna, Italy (2018); Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, N.Y. (2018); Fonderie Darling, Montreal, QC (2017); and the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2016). A survey exhibition of photographs, sculpture, and video was co-curated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. in 2015-16. Recent group exhibitions include Le lieu du film, KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium (2018); Slow Objects, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2017); Photography Today: Distant Realities, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2016); L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (2016); and Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, N.Y. (2015). Shirreff's work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and elsewhere.

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