About Erin

Erin Koch is a landscape and studio painter living in Croton On Hudson, NY and works as an event planner for the Garrison Institute, a contemplative retreat center. Erin believes in the value of art to uplift our lives,  bring beauty into our homes, and stimulate our imagination. She is inspired by the trees, rivers, highlands and grasslands of the Hudson Valley as well as Buddhism, mythology, and collaboration with her community. Her goal is to bring happiness to others through her art at an affordable cost for the average person.

Erin has been a studio assistant for Graham Nickson and Martin Puryear andhas worked for NY Studio School, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Experience Arts Project in Seattle and Studio in A School.

Erin shows her work regularly at local restaurants, art centers and community spaces. Please feel free to email her if you would like to host a show of existing work or design a collaboration. Resume available upon request.

Education

BA, The Evergreen State College 1992-1996

Certification: The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture 2000-2003

Certification: The Coaches Training Institute, 2005-2006

Shows

2017                Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                        Ossining Arts Center, NY

2015                ALS Benefit, Highline Loft, NYC

2013                Annmarie Sculpture Garden, MD

2013                1650 Gallery Echo Park, LA

2013                Figment, Governer’s Island, NYC

2013                Hendrick Hudson Public Library, Montrose, NY

2012                Peekskill Coffee House, NY

2012                Stone Voices Online Juried Show titled “Inspired By Joy”

2011-2012       Grouchy Gabe’s Grill, Croton On Hudson, NY

2011                Water, group show at St. John the Divine, NYC

2011                The Artist’s Palate, Pougheepsie, NY

2011                Sweetcake Enso Group Show, NY Zen Center, NY

2009                International Women’s Salon open studios, Hell’s Kitchen, NY

2007                Shambhala Center of NY

2006                Lela Yoga Studio Group Show, NY, NY

2006                Bellezi Spa Gallery; Cape Cod, Mass

2005                The Bowery Gallery, NY, NY

Group Show, curated by Bill Jensen

2006                In Residence Group Show NY, NY

2005                The Shambhala Center Group Show, NY, NY

The New York Studio School Gallery NY, NY

2004               The Chautauqua Institution Chautauqua, NY

2003                The New York Studio School Gallery NY, NY

2002                The New York Studio School Gallery NY, NY

99 – 01            Jem Studios Seattle, WA

Monthy ArtWalk participant

1999                Torrefazione Café Seattle, WA

1999                Alibi Room Seattle, WA

1996                The Evergreen State College Graduating Student Show Olympia, WA

Awards

2000-2003 Winner Merit Award in Painting three consecutive years

2003          Scholarship, The Chautauqua Institute summer program in painting

2003          Hohenberg Travel Grant for European study