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Erin McQuarrie

Erin McQuarrie
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Erin McQuarrie is a Brooklyn based Scottish textile artist and designer.

She graduated from The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland with a BA in Printed Textiles in 2018. Currently, she is completing her MFA at The New School, Parsons School of Design, she is a UK/US Fulbright scholar and a St. Andrew’s Society of The State of NY scholar.

Her practice finds a marriage between craft and digital techniques, exploring the topics of women’s work, archival research, sports culture, urban spaces and the physical body. Often, utilising ancient or traditional textile techniques, which may be undervalued or underused, she contemplates how they can be revived and combined with new technologies to continue a dialogue with the past.

Interested in materiality, deconstruction and re-construction, McQuarrie explores the material properties of handmade, found and sourced textiles to create dynamic abstract compositions with intriguing colour harmonies, tactile qualities and architectural properties. By consciously choosing to adopt time consuming processes at scale, such as hand weaving, embroidery and print work she highlights the often overlooked, powerful and physical nature of the textile maker.
Education

Textiles MFA, The New School, Parsons School of Design, 2019-Present

First Class, BA (Hons) in Textile Design, Print specialism, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland 2013-2018

Textile Exchange Student , Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan 2015-16

Exhibitions
2020 The Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan NYPL, (solo show postponed)

2019 Open Studio, Parsons Textiles MFA, The New School, NYC

2019 Heavy Duty, Members Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2019 ALIGHT, Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018 Intertextile Shanghai, NECC, Shanghai, China

2018 TexSelect, Première Vision, Parc des Expositions – Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, France

2018 TexSelect London - Chelsea College of Art, London, England

2018 New Designers - The Business Design Centre, London, England

2018 The Degree Show 2018 - The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

2018 Work in Progress - The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, Scotland

2015 Screen Print Showcase, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Awards

2019 Fulbright UK/US All Awards Discipline Scholarship

2019 The Saint Andrews Society for the State of New York Scholarship

2019 The Scottish Arts Club Award.

2018 WGSN Textiles of The Future Award

2018 Liberty London TexSelect Pattern Prize

2018 Visual Arts Scotland Selected Graduate Artist.

2018 The Newbery Medal - Top Undergraduate Student at The Glasgow School of Art

2018
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A Body, Space, Time Process: 4,467 knots
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Deconstructing Tartan : Open Sett
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Deconstructing Tartan : Open Sett
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Found Framework : Soft Suspension
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Found Framework : Soft Suspension
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