Artist to know: Erin M. Riley

Ever since I started taking weaving classes last year, I am always on the lookout for new textile artists and thanks to Instagram, I have discovered some really amazing people out there. Among one of my favorites is Erin M. Riley. She creates these large tapestries based on images she finds online, many of women provocatively posing for selfies, among other suggestive setups. I've read a few articles about her work process and it sounds like each piece takes between 60 to 100 hours to create. The results are beautiful and each tapestry looks like a painting. I could only dream of one day having the skills to do what she does. I am beyond impressed. 

Some of her work is NSFW, but it's art, so does that count? See more after the jump. 

If you happen to be in or near Newburgh, NY, Riley has her work up at the Ann Street Gallery in a group exhibition until November 22. I bet the work looks pretty awesome up close. 


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