Erin Trefry | Fine Artist | Educator

Erin Trefry lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and has studied at Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA; ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA; AICAD/New York Studio Program, New York, NY; and Parsons Paris Study Abroad Program, Paris, France. Trefry’s work has appeared in group exhibitions across Los Angeles at No Gallery, TSA LA, 0-0 LA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Monte Vista Projects, ODD ARK•LA, Eastside International, Big Pictures Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).





Erin Trefry creates paintings and assemblage with objects that are often personally charged. Recent works, some on canvas, others wall-hanging sculptures, are composed of a variety of materials: everything from ceramics and oil paint to found sartorial objects such as clothing, shoes, and accessories. In “collaborating” (to quote the artist) with these diverse materials, Trefry creates works that feel archival yet futuristic, deconstructed yet reinvented, corporeal and also spiritual, concealing but as a means to unveil greater truths.