Erin Taniguchi is an illustrator and printmaker based in Vancouver, Canada. Their love of fantasy along with Norse, Greek, Japanese and Egyptian mythology influence their work. Other influences include animals and handmade items. Erin is currently working on a series of prints based around the themes of expressive mark-making and abstract expressionism.
They pull together tradition and technology to create unique pieces that tell stories through image. You can see reflections of relief printing in their work, giving each piece texture and depth. They specialize in linocut combined with digital technology to produce art that is textured and bold.
Their work can be described as thought-provoking, weighty and contemplative. Erin is easy to work with, open to ideas and meets deadlines. Magazines throughout Canada and the USA have featured their illustration. They are often commissioned to illustrate for works of fiction, current affairs and political articles.
They take a more traditional approach to their fine art, where they focus on etching. You can find their fine art at their shared studio space at the Dundarave Print Workshop on Granville Island, an excellent place to visit when in Vancouver. You can buy their fine art at Dundarave or in one of their shows around Vancouver. You choose. They ship.
Erin earned their fine arts degree from Emily Carr University and has been working as an artist for almost a decade. When not working on illustration or their fine art, Erin enjoys teaching new artists the craft of printmaking. You can find their course offerings under Classes
Clients: The Progressive, Broken Pencil, THIS, Monitor, Spirituality & Health, Shameless, Ricepaper, Discorder, The Public
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