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 or vice versa. Erin’s interdisciplinary work follows the historical trajectory of artists out of Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and the Los Angeles Woman’s Building who worked to flatten the hierarchy of creative mediums and reflect the experience of everyday living. Her work doesn’t fit standard categorization. She seeks to make connections between seemingly disparate materials, places, and ideas. Born in Ventura, CA but raised in Portland, OR and well-traveled, she knows how an environment shapes perception.
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 traditionally 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, Terrain Journal, Acid-Free Magazine, 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 to digitally preserve the materials from the Los Angeles Woman’s Building, an important art center in the 70s and 80s.