Erin Berry is a current artist in residence in ceramics at Harbourfront Centre. She completed her BFA at Concordia University and has participated in residencies at Medalta Historic Clay District, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and at Concordia University. Her fiber and ceramic works have shown throughout Canada, the United States and Denmark, most recently Toronto, Montreal and Denmark, with her second solo show, Pathologial, having taken place at Craft Ontario’s CO Space.
Berry’s work is informed by our human relationship to health, the body and the microscopic structures that are found in nature and are mirrored within us. I look within, at the individual organisms that are working hard, making up the structure we call our body. Mutating cells and viruses, proliferating, taking over a body, preventing it from thriving. These cells like all the others are working hard to live, yet at the same time are damaging the body they rely on for life itself. Can we zoom in x100 so that when we step back we can understand and connect to what it is that sustains us? By looking inward can we expand our perception of the world around us.