Originally from New England, Erin Currier is currently a Santa Fe resident who graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1997 with a BFA in Theater Design. As a child, Currier grew up drawing, painting and collaging alongside her mother, who was a huge influence on her. While working in a coffee shop, Currier was “struck by how much trash was thrown away every day.” It was the packaging and the overall aesthetic of these articles that caught her attention. She began to collect particular pieces of trash, which purposefully made their way into her collaged paintings of Buddhist deities and Taras. Within a year of graduating, Currier had her very first solo show in Taos. With great response, her work had made it to the cover of the newspaper and onto the radio. Since her debut, Currier has been able to follow her childhood dreams of making art and traveling the world. Over the years her work has “shifted from Easter spirituality to a much more outwardly sociopolitical bend.” Currier had a recent show at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, where she is a featured artist.