Erin Sweeney lives and works in southern New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts. She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at the Carroll House Gallery at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and the Fitchburg Museum of Art in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Additionally, Sweeney is an instructor, teaching book arts workshops at her Lovely In The Home Press. She also travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Stone House, the University of Southern Maine’s Book Arts Intensive; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cló Ceardlann in Donegal, Ireland, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book. She is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts’ Artist Roster, and is an adjunct professor at New Hampshire Institute of Art and Bunker Hill Community College.
She can also drive a backhoe, rake gravel for extended periods of time, and install septic pipe.