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 Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Twiggs Gallery and Kimball Jenkins Gallery, both in New Hampshire. In 2019, Sweeney was awarded a Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2020 was a juror for the Awards.
Additionally, Sweeney is the Coordinator of the Art Education program and Assistant Professor of the Practice at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She also teaches workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press and travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, Vermont; Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle, Washington and Maine Media Workshops and College. She is also a member of the NH State Council on the Arts’ Teaching Artist Roster.
She can also install septic pipe and rake gravel for extended periods of time.