Erin McKenna is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in sculpture. Through a feminist lens, playful ‘misuse’, humor, and celebration she makes work that dismantles stereotypes and complicates binaries of embellishment and construction.

McKenna has attended ACRE, Grin City, Shiro Oni Residency, and the Studios at MASS MoCA. She has been awarded two Smucker Wagstaff Grants, Rackham International Research Award, and an International Institute Individual Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited internationally at SkyLab (Columbus, OH), ACRE (Chicago, IL), Arturo Bandini (Los Angeles, CA), Shiro Oni (Fujioka, Japan), and Beeler Gallery (Columbus, OH).

She currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she teaches, gardens and makes quilts.