(b. 1975 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, lives and works in New York City)
2005 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Conn., Sculpture
1998 BFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Visual Arts
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Erin Shirreff, Banca Di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Concrete Buildings, Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Canada
2016 Halves and Wholes, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Erin Shirreff, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2015 Erin Shirreff, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (cat.)
Arm's Length, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
2013 Artpace, San Antonio, TX
Day is Long, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Inside the White Cube, White Cube, London, U.K.
Pictures, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Lake, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2012 Available Light, Carleton University Art Gallery and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Ontario, Canada (cat.)
Standing Shadows, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
2011 The Locker Plant, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
2010 Still, Flat, and Far, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Landscapes, Heads, Drapery, and Devils, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Slow Objects, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland
Non Atomic, 215 Orleans, Beaumont, TX
Book, lamp, chair, Artexte, Montréal, Canada
What Does the Image Stand For?, Momenta Biennale de l'image, Montréal, Canada (cat.)
Editions, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Atmospheres of Form, Parisian Laundry, Montréal, Canada
You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred, Zabludowicz Collection, London, U.K. (cat.)
2016 Revolt of the Sage, Blain/Southern, London, U.K. (cat.)
Photography Today: Distant Realities, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (cat.)
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum's Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Open Sesame, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Collected, Pier 24, San Francisco, CA
El intruso / cabos sueltos, Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Zabludowicz Collection, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
L'image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (cat.)
2015 Stay, Illusion, Tenpm, Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, KunstHalle Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany; traveling to Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, NY (cat.)
Night Walk, performance collaboration with Frank Heath, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imágen, Mexico City, Mexico; traveling to Medellín Museum of Modern Art,
Medellín, Colombia; and Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (cat.)
The Sculptor's Eye, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
A kind of graphic unconscious, Susan Hobbs, Toronto, Canada
Part Picture, MoCCA, Toronto, Canada
Form Regained, i8, Reykjavik, Iceland
Partial Presence, Zabludowicz Collection, London, U.K.
Picture/Thing, Wesleyan University Art Gallery, Middletown, CT
2014 Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around, Extra City Kunsthal and the Middelheim Museum, Antwerp,
I know not to know, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
The Fifth Season, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
To continue. Notes Toward a Sculpture Cycle: Vision, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy
Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Trieste, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (cat.)
2013 Repertory, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy (cat.)
Elements, Rudiments, and Principles, Boston University Art Gallery, MA
Aimia/AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Remainder, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (cat.)
The Camera’s Blind Spot, Museo d’Arte di Nuoro, Italy (cat.)
Trieste, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
A Handful of Dust, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Disappearing Into One, Zabludowicz Collection, London, U.K.
2012 Once Removed, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Lost Line: Selections from the Permanent Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Terrain Shift, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Voice of Images, François Pinault Foundation, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy (cat.)
Zabludowicz Collection Inaugural Exhibition, Sarvisalo, Finland
Shapeshift, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, U.K.
Science on the back end, Hauser and Wirth, New York, NY
Trieste, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Three Evidentiary Claims, CCS Bard Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The Crystal Chain, Invisible-Exports, New York, NY
Today, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Recto/Verso, The approach, London, U.K.
LE SILENCE. Une fiction, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco (cat.)
Ruins in Reverse, Room East, New York, NY
2011 A Promise is a Cloud, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Structure & Absence, White Cube, London, U.K. (cat.)
Look with all your eyes, look, Frith Street Gallery, London, U.K.
Miriam Böhm, Rosy Keyser, Erin Shirreff, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Another Victory Over the Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (cat.). Traveled to
Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX (cat.)
Tabula Rasa, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
The Promise, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, France
To What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong?, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
2010 Which Witch is Which? and/or Summertime, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (cat.)
Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
What a Difference a Day Makes, Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
S-N-W-O, Drei Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Cologne, Germany
The Fifth Genre, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Between Here and There, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Greater New York 2010, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (cat.)
Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY (cat.)
Terminus Ante Quem, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
David Musgrave and Erin Shirreff, Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
2009 Herd Thinner, Charest-Weinberg, Miami, FL
To the left of the rising sun, Small A Projects Upstate, Greenwich, NY
Dark Fair, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
On From Here (Time Pyramid), Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
Broken Thorn Sweet Blackberry, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
2008 Creswell Crags, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Some Thing Else, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Barak, Ami. What Does the Image Stand For? Berlin: Kerber Verlag.
Lawrence, Nora. David Smith: The White Sculptures. New Windsor: Storm King Art Center.
Luckraft, Paul. You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred. London: Zabludowicz Collection.
Burnett, Craig and Simon Moretti. Revolt of the Sage. London: Blain/Southern
2016 Ingelmann, Inka Graeve. Photography Now: Distant Realities. Munich: Pinakothek der Moderne.
Demand, Thomas. L’image volée. Milan: Fondazione Prada.
2015 Chaffee, Cathleen and Jenelle Porter. Erin Shirreff. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Boston: ICA/Boston.
Blessing, Jennifer and Susan Thompson. Photo-Poetics: An Anthology. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim
2014 Heikes, Jay, ed. Trieste. Rome: Federica Schiavo Gallery; New York: Marianne Boesky Gallery; Amsterdam: Grimm
Shindler, Kelly, ed. The Front Room. St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
2013 Carrion-Murayari, Gary. One Torino: Repertory. Turin: Artissima. 50-1.
Menegoi, Simone and Lorenzo Giusti. The Camera’s Blind Spot. Nuoro: Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro / Rome:
Hoffmann, Jens. Section IV, Department of Light Recordings: Lens Drawings. Paris: Marian Goodman Gallery /
New York: Valerio Valerio Publishers.
Allen, Jan, Sandra Dyck, and Jenifer Papararo. Erin Shirreff. Ottawa: Carleton University Art Gallery; Kingston:
Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Vancouver: Contemporary Art Gallery.
2012 Bourgeois, Caroline, ed. Voice of Images. Venice: François Pinault Foundation; Milan: Electa Books.
Menegoi, Simone and Cristiano Raimondi, eds. LE SILENCE. Une fiction. Monte Carlo: Nouveau Musée National
de Monaco; London: Mack Books.
2011 Burnett, Craig. Structure & Absence. London: White Cube.
Thompson, Matthew, Anne Ellegood, and Jenelle Porter. The Anxiety of Photography. Aspen: Aspen Art Museum;
New York: D.A.P.
Kurian, Ajay. Which Witch is Which? and/or Summertime. St. Louis: White Flag Projects.
2010 Biesenbach, Klaus, Connie Butler, and Neville Wakefield. Greater New York 2010. New York: MoMA PS1.
Ceruti, Mary and Fionn Meade, eds. Knight’s Move. New York: Sculpture Center.
SELECTED ARTICLES, BOOKS, AND BROCHURES
2017 Mavrikakis, Nicolas. "La Biennale, au-dela des clichés." Le Devoir. 16 September.
Beesley, Ruby. “Reviews: ‘You You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred’.” Aesthetica. Issue 77.
Rathbone, Will. “You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred – Zabludowicz Collection.” London Calling. 20
Wiley, Chris, Lucas Blalock, Sara Cwyner, and Erin Shirreff. "Conversations: You Are Looking at Something That
Never Occurred: Zabludowicz Collection." Mousse. 17 May.
Steer, Emily. "You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred." Elephant. April
Holschbach, Susanne. "Erin Shirreff: Passages." Camera Austria. Number 137. 21-32.
Rocco, Vanessa. "Photo-Poetics: An Anthology." caa.reviews. 15 March.
Bodin, Claudia. “Bauen.” Art: Das Kunstmagazin. February. 60-75.
2016 Scheper, Moritz. “Erin Shirreff: Halves and Wholes.” Camera Austria. Number 136. 65.
Ziegler, Yvonne. “Erin Shirreff.” Kunstbulletin. November. 66-7.
Di Salvatore, Giuseppe. “Halves and Wholes: Erin Shirreff.” Film Explorer. 15 October.
Roeschmann, Dietrich. “Erin Shirreff: Kunsthalle Basel.” Artline Kunstmagazin. October. 14.
Egli, Jonas. “Erin Shirreff sieht in der Kunsthalle noch einmal genau hin.” Barfi.ch. 21 September.
Heim, Christoph. “Die Aura des Scheiterns.” Basler Zeitung. 7 September.
Mahro, Annette. “Ausstellung “Erin Shirreff – Halves an Wholes” in der Kunsthalle.” Badische Zeitung. 7
Gregoris, Naomi. “Erin Shirreff lehrt uns Geduld und richtiges Sehen.” Tages Woche. 1 September.
Filiopovic, Elena. “Erin Shirreff: Halves and Wholes.” Exhibition brochure. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Clarke, Bill. “Art Reviewed: Erin Shirreff.” ArtReview. April. 118.
Gopnik, Blake. “Erin Shirreff Captures the United Nations As Mirage.” Artnet.com. 26 February.
“Museums and Libraries: ‘Photo-Poetics: An Anthology’.” The New Yorker. 4 January. 7.
Woodward, Richard B., “’Photo-Poetics: An Anthology’ Review.” The Wall Street Journal. 4 January.
2015 Cotter, Holland. “Art Review: Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye.” The New York Times,
December 4. C25.
Heinrich, Will. “Reviews: Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.” Aperture. 4 December.
Puleo, Risa. “Reviews: Erin Shirreff.” Modern Painters. December. 106.
McDonough, Tom. “A trace or the presence of the thing, but not the thing itself.” OSMOS. Issue 7, Winter. 4-11.
Belcove, Julie L., “Art Show: Erin Shirreff.” Elle Décor. December. 82-4.
Cochran, Sam. “Art Scene: On the Rise.” Architectural Digest. December. 62-3.
King, Homay. Virtual Memory: Time-Based Art and the Dream of Digitality. Durham: Duke University Press.
Hoeber, Julian. “The Fan Club.” Frieze. Issue 174. October. 202-9.
Shirreff, Erin. “Judd with Camera.” Chinati Foundation Newsletter. Vol. 20. 64-7.
Cotton, Charlotte. Photography is Magic. New York: Aperture.
Feeney, Mark. "When three becomes two." The Boston Globe. 1 September.
Hartnett, Kevin. "Taking digital photography to a new dimension." The Boston Globe. 26 August.
Mahovsky, Trevor. “Frame Work 7/15: ‘Their most volatile and delicate substances’.” Exhibition essay, Susan
Hobbs, Toronto, Ont.
Galleries, Chelsea: “Erin Shirreff.” The New Yorker. 18 May.
Fiske, Courtney. "Critics' Picks: Erin Shirreff." Artforum.com. 25 April.
“The Lookout: Erin Shirreff.” Art in America (online). 24 April.
Halle, Howard. “Critics' Picks: Erin Shirreff.” Time Out New York. 8 April.
Beckenstein, Joyce. “ArtSeen: ‘Picture/Thing’.” The Brooklyn Rail. 5 March.
Mandanici, Sabrina. “Critics’ Picks: ‘Picture/Thing’.” Artforum.com. 19 February.
Rudensky, Sasha, and Jeffrey Schiff. "Picture/Thing." Exhibition brochure. Middletown: Wesleyan University, 2015.
2014 Farago, Jason. “Best of 2014.” Artforum.com. 18 December.
Porter, Matthew. “X+1.” At Large. December 2014.
Mircan, Mihnea. "Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around." Exhibition guide. Antwerp: Extra City
Kunsthal and Middelheim Museum, 2014.
“Galleries, Chelsea: ‘The Fifth Season.” The New Yorker. 4 August. 14.
Morgan, Danielle Avram. “’Never Enough’ at the Dallas Museum of Art.” Glasstire. 15 July.
Irvine, Karina. "In the Light of Material and Time." BlackFlash. Vol. 31, Issue 1. 18-23.
Artist Folio. BlackFlash. Vol. 31, Issue 1. 25-34.
Vass, Michael. “Objects and Images: Erin Shirreff and the Grey Areas of Representation.” Canadian Art. Spring.
“Three Essential Erin Shirreff Works.” Canadianart.ca, 28 February.
Dorn, Fairfax. “Sightlines.” Art in America. February. 27.
2013 Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 3. New York: Triple Canopy.
Rataj, Amanda. “Book Review: Erin Shirreff.” Prefix Photo. Vol. 14, No. 2. 102.
Shirreff, Erin. “Continuum: Anthony Caro.” Art in America. December. 94-5.
Goodman, Matthew Shen. “Erin Shirreff: ‘Day is Long’.” Art in America. November. 175-6.
Weiss, Jeffrey. “The Absent Object: Erin Shirreff’s ‘Medardo Rosso, Madame X, 1896’.” Artforum. October. 254-7.
Pearson, Gary. “Erin Shirreff: ‘Pictures’.” Border Crossings. Issue 127. 89-90.
Steadman, Ryan E. “Erin Shirreff: ‘Day is Long’.” Modern Painters. September. 112.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Erin Shirreff, ‘Day is Long’,” The New York Times, 21 June, C24.
Momen, Matin. “Erin Shirreff: Day is Long.” Style Zeitgeist. May.
Miller, Leigh Ann. “The Lookout.” Art in America (online). 9 May.
Chaisson, Caitlin. “Erin Shirreff and Nancy Holt.” Whitehot Magazine. May.
Laurence, Robin. “Worlds and lenses tie artists Holt and Shirreff.” The Georgia Strait. 9 May. 40.
Hahn, Kimberly. “As if of the Past and for the Present Future.” ARTSlant.com, 6 March.
Rodgers, Kevin. “Erin Shirreff: In Light and Shadow.” Canadianart.ca, 22 January.
Turner, Luke. “Disappearing Into One,” metamodernism.com, 17 January.
2012 “1s to Watch: Erin Shirreff,” Fotofocus Cincinnati, October. 39-40.
MacAdam, Barbara A. “Review: Science on the back end.” ARTnews. October. 106.
Halle, Howard. “Get Outside: Public Art.” Time Out New York. 19 July. 24.
Jones, Caitlin. “The Function of the Studio (when the studio is a laptop).” Documents of Contemporary Art: The
Studio. ed. Jens Hoffmann. London: Whitechapel / Boston: MIT Press. 116-21.
Thorne, Sam. “Back: ‘Recto/Verso’.” Frieze. Issue 147. May. 242.
Holmes, Pernilla. “New York, New Wave.” Financial Times. 7 April.
Barliant, Claire. “Photography and the Objet Manqué.” Art in America. March. 108-17.
Porter, Matthew and Hannah Whitaker, eds. Blind Spot. Issue 45, Spring/Summer. 15, 40, 84.
2011 MacDonell, Nancy. “Insider: Collector’s Edition.” Elle. December. 132.
Wullschlager, Jackie. “Visual Arts: ‘Structure and Absence’.” Financial Times. 13 October. 15.
Ward, Ossian. “Art Reviews: ‘Look With All Your Eyes, Look’.” Time Out London. 26 August.
Jeffereis, Misa. “Curator’s Notebook.” Sculpture-center.org. 16 August.
Galleries, Downtown: “Miriam Böhm, Rosy Keyser, Erin Shirreff.” The New Yorker. 25 July. 14.
Kirsch, Corinna. “Reviews: ‘Which Witch is Which?’.” Art Papers. May/June. 55-6.
Pulimood, Steve. “Reviews: Erin Shirreff.” Modern Painters. February. 72.
2010 Beck, Chelsea. “Artist’s Space: In Conversation with Erin Shirreff.” …might be good.com. Issue 159, 17
Frankel, David. “Reviews: ‘Between Here and There’.” Artforum. November. 261-2.
Madden, Kathleen. “Critics’ Picks: Erin Shirreff.” Artforum.com. 30 October.
Gallun, Lucy. "Erin Shirreff: Still, Flat, and Far." Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art. Exhibition brochure.
Meade, Fionn. “Time Lapse.” Kaleidoscope. Issue 8/Fall. 54-9.
Beck, Graham T. “Back: ‘Knight’s Move’.” Frieze. Issue 133, September. 145.
“Museums, Metropolitan Museum: ‘Between Here and There’.” The New Yorker. 30 August. 15.
Bochner, Mel, Daniel Bozhkov, Erin Shirreff, and Will Smith. “For the Rotation of the Work Never to Stop.” Triple
Canopy. Issue 9, July.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Photographs That Tell Unsettling Tales.” The New York Times. 9 July. C26.
“Museums, Sculpture Center: ‘Knight’s Move’.” The New Yorker. 7 June. 27.
Wolff, Rachel. “The New York Five.” New York Magazine. 24 May. 76-7.
Klein, Alex. "Terminus Ante Quem." Chicago: Shane Campbell Gallery. Exhibition brochure.
Gritz, Anna. “Back: Erin Shirreff.” Frieze. Issue 128, January-February. 131.
2009 Doran, Ann. “Art Reviews: Erin Shirreff.” Time Out New York. 17 December. 82.
“Galleries, Downtown: Erin Shirreff.” The New Yorker. 7 December. 19.
Johnson, Ken. “The Lower East Side, Home to the Young and Emerging.” The New York Times. 4 December. C31.
Vogel, Carol. “Cunning After Caution at London Art Fair.” The New York Times/International Herald Tribune. 16
Crow, Kelly. “Frieze Art Fair Opens to Steady Sales, Gray Art.” The Wall Street Journal. 15 October.
Douglas, Sarah. “Frieze Frame.” Artinfo.com. 15 October.
Jones, Alice. “Can Frieze reheat the art market? Bright Young Things: Ones to Watch.” The Independent. 9
Ripple, Sean. “I Am Not So Different.” …might be good.com. Issue 125, 10 July.
Cotter, Holland. “Last Chance: ‘Broken Thorn Sweet Blackberry’.” The New York Times. 27 March. C20.
2008 Smith, Roberta. “The Listings: Creswell Crags.” The New York Times. 26 September. E25.
“Galleries, Chelsea: ‘Some Thing Else’.” The New Yorker. 28 July. 14.
Greenbaum, Ethan. “I made it out of clay.” Heeb. Summer. 77.
Saltz, Jerry. “Critic’s Picks: ‘Some Thing Else’,” nymag.com, 7 July.
2014 Artist on Artist Lecture Series, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
2013 “Erin Shirreff and Tony Smith Go Way Back.” Art21: New York Close Up. Produced by Wesley Miller and Nick
Ravich, May. Web series.
2012 “Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time.” Art21: New York Close Up. Produced by Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich, October.
2010 “Shadow, Glare.” Triple Canopy. Issue 9: Unplaced Movements, August. eds. Colby Chamberlain, Alex Provan,
Peter Russo, and Will Smith. Web commission.
RECENT AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2017 Publishing Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York
2013 Artist-in-residence, Artpace, San Antonio, Tex.
Aimia/AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2011 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant
Artist-in-residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Tex.
2010 Artist-in-residence, The Western Front Society, Vancouver, B.C.
2008 Artist-in-residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ont.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ont.
The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Tex.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Mass.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tex.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.