Erin D. Coleman (previously known as Erin Coleman-Cruz) received her MFA in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University and her BA in Art Education from Goshen College in Indiana. She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2011, where she is a practicing artist, graphic designer, and teaches Graphic Design as Assistant Professor of Communication at Westminster College, Salt Lake City.

Both Coleman’s art-making and design practices range between personal narratives and public collaborative works that consider creative re-use, sustainable design, domestic space, wearable arts, and social issues pertaining to women and gender. Her skills and interests include teaching, museum and exhibition curation, sewing and needlework, collaborative projects, and mixed-media exploration. She exhibits locally and nationally. Her recent exhibitions include In the Distance Between Here and My Heart at the Salt Lake Public Library gallery, January 14-February 24, 2017.  Reviewed by Scotti Hill,  "Threads on the margins: Erin Coleman's stains and and stitches at the gallery at library square"15Bytes Utah's Arts Magazine.
 Other shows include Flesh\RE/Flect in Salt Lake City, Utah, Going this Way curated by Kelly Brooks and Measure of Salt curated by Hikmet Loe, each at the Granary Art Center in Ephraim, Utah.
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