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Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Erin Sweeney

Peterborough, New Hampshire

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(recipient Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville Purchase Award)

muslin, cardboard, embroidery floss, dominos, paper

30 x 24 x 12

© 2011


My work for the past four years has centered on ideas of building community, storytelling, and home. I use printmaking, people’s stories, and the book form in non-traditional ways to create books, sculpture and installations. I am currently exploring a new step in my line of inquiry, focusing on the question ”what is worth preserving?” I am experimenting with my notions of things I think worth preserving: in a broad sense, my preoccupations continue in the direction of language, storytelling, oral history, the book itself, penmanship, conversation. I am focused on the stories that are directly around me, as well as themes of small town and family. This piece particularly embodies my friendship with two friends from graduate school.

Erin Sweeney produces work and teaches out of her Lovely In The Home Press in New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Sweeney exhibits nationally, and was recently an artist-in-residence at Maine College of Art’s Pace House and at Cló Ceardlann in Donegal, Ireland.