BFA in Sculpture from Maine College of Art & Design
MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts
Erin Sweeney 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 & Design in Portland, Maine.
Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at the Peterborough Town Library Gallery, Metro Art Studios in Connecticut, the Rochester, NH Museum of Fine Art, and the Rhode Island Center for Photography. In July of 2019, Sweeney was awarded a Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2020 was honored to be a juror. Additionally, she is the 2021 recipient of the NH Arts Educators’ Association’s Outstanding Service Award.
Sweeney teaches book arts and fiber/sculpture workshops at her home studio in southern New Hampshire. She also travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Monson Arts; Maine Media Workshops and College; 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.