Erin Armstrong Featured by Artsy Editorial

Erin Armstrong Artwork | Colourful, graphic abstract figurative paintings with plants and animals.Artwork: Erin Armstrong, Dazed, (detail), Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. 


Bau-Xi painter, Erin Armstrong, has been included in Artsy Editorial's 20 Artists on the Work They Made in 2020. In the article, Armstrong reflects on how the global COVID-19 pandemic has both influenced and affected her practice. Click the link below to read the full article.



Erin Armstrong is an emerging figurative artist working and living in Toronto. Using quick and decisive gestural markings over acrylic-based images, Armstrong creates unique distorted figures and portraits in an expressive dream-like world. Juxtaposing the everyday with surrealistic imaginings, Armstrong captures hidden emotions often lost in human experience. Her concern is not to recreate reality as it exists, but rather to evoke an atmosphere that transports the viewer into a world of interpretation.

Armstrong's work is sold internationally and has been exhibited throughout Canada and the US as well as England, Australia, Scotland, Switzerland, and Sweden. In 2014, Armstrong was selected by Saatchi Art as their "One To Watch" and by Saatchi Art's chief curator, Rebecca Wilson, as one of "20 Emerging Artists in the World to Follow." blogTO counted her in their "Top 10 Most Talked About Painters In Toronto." In 2018, Armstrong completed an artist residency in Los Angeles at ESXLA.

Erin has created work for clients such as Nike, Anthropologie, Saatchi Limited, General Public Art, and The Drake hotel. Her work has been featured in Nylon Magazine, House and Home Magazine, Domino, ShopBop, Cultured Mag, Yahoo! News, Create! Mag, and others. She is currently working towards a solo show in Montreal and will soon take part in the Vermont Studio Centre Residency.


Established in 1965, Bau-Xi Gallery represents both Canadian and International artists, exhibiting Modern and Contemporary painting, photography, and sculpture in three art galleries in Toronto and Vancouver.

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