Erin Cosgrove is an artist and writer who uses video, animation, books, painting, scrolls, timelines, installation, and performance in her artwork. Erin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1998. She received her BFA from The University of Minnesota in 1996 and an MFA from ULCA in 2001.
Since 2001 her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including one-person shows at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles; Printed Matter, New York; and Espace Croise Centre d'art Contemporain, Roubaix, France. Her art is represented in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in shows at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Galleri S.E International Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Rogue Wave at LA Louver, Los Angeles; The Armory Show, New York; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany; The Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; and Arco, Madrid.
Ms. Cosgrove is also a published author. Her art novel, The Baader-Meinhof Affair, was published by Printed Matter, NY, in 2003 and was translated for a German edition by blumenbar Verlag, Munich, in 2005. Her videos have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Videoformes, Auvergne, France; Pulse 2010, Miami; Migrating Forms Film Festival, New York; Christine Koenig Gallery, Vienna, Austria; The Pleasure Dome, Toronto; The Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; The Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas; The Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands; VPRO (Netherlands TV), and other venues as well.
She has received grants and fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Creative Capital Foundation, The City of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs, The Contemporary Collectors of Orange County, The Center for Cultural Innovation, The Durfee Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and other sources.