Erin Fussell is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Los Angeles, California. Her work is an ongoing investigation into the ways that a physical and cultural body and/or landscape can reflect an internal experience. Erin’s interdisciplinary work follows the historical trajectory of artists out of Bauhaus and Black Mountain College who flattened the hierarchy of creative mediums and reflect the experience of everyday living. She seeks to make connections between seemingly disparate mediums, places, and ideas. Born in Ventura, CA but raised in Portland, OR and well traveled, she knows how place shapes memory.
Erin’s work has been widely shared in diverse ways such as heard on Soundart Radio in the U.K., screened at Stone + Water in Seoul, Korea, Coaxial in Los Angeles, and on Open Access television in Portland, Oregon, experienced in the woods as a temporary performance as well as exhibited at CoCA Seattle, SITE Santa Fe, and Tamarind Institute. Erin has co-hosted word-of-mouth art events and believes the backyard is just as good of an art space as a museum. Publicity features of her work include PBS television, Terrain Journal, and Acid-Free Magazine online, and in print in Emergency INDEX and Southwest Contemporary Magazine. She is an alumni SITE Santa Fe Scholar, a former Studio Assistant at Penland School of Crafts, and lectures nationally on her work and research.
Currently, she is part of the team at the Getty Research Institute working on digitally preserving the materials from the Woman’s Building, an important Los Angeles art center in the 70s and 80s.