Erin Milan was born in a small town in Kansas. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles where she studied painting. After working for many years near Seattle, she is now based out of Denver, Colorado.
Milan’s high realism figurative oil paintings explore desire, nourishment, and loss, and what it feels like to be human. She hopes her work expresses the value of the human, and especially female, body. Recent non-figurative small works investigate with patience and sensitivity daily human objects found inside drawers. These works are painted from un-staged iPhone reference photos, and are authentic meditations on small, intimate spaces of modern life.
Her work has recently been exhibited at The Salmagundi Club in New York City, RJD Gallery in New York, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Sirona Fine Art, and Suzanne Zahr near Seattle for a solo exhibit.